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Pioneers of Television: Season 4

PBS’s Pioneers of Television series covers the history and cultural significance of several related shows in each installment, and Season 4 is every bit as delightful as the ones that precede it. It includes four episodes, including “Standup to Sitcom”, “Doctors and Nurses”, “Acting Funny”, and “Breaking Barriers”. “Standup to Sitcom” covers the phenomenon of standup …

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PBS releases box set Masterpiece: Classic English Literature Collection, Volume 2

PBS has released their Masterpiece: Classic English Literature Collection, Volume 2 ($39.99 list price) DVD box set for fans of the classic and longstanding PBS television series. Having not seen the first volume, I have to admit that I got a kick out of opening the packaging and poking around the pockets of this box …

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American Experience: War of the Worlds

Orson Welles will forever be remembered as the director of arguably the best film ever made, Citizen Kane (though, honestly, my first association with him was shilling Paul Masson wine, “We will sell no wine before its time.”). But when he was a 23-year-old wunderkind stage director, a certain radio performance launched him into fame. …

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