Pioneers of Television: Season 4

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Culture Documentary hosted by Benjamin Bratt, published by PBS broadcasted as part of PBS Pioneers in TV series in 2014 - English narration

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More than 200 breakthrough stars bring their stories to life in season four of the Emmy®-nominated documentary series Pioneers of Television. Each episode melds compelling new interviews with irresistible clips to offer a fresh take on TV's biggest celebrities.

[edit] Standup to Sitcom

This star-packed episode reveals how America's top standup comics made the transition to the sitcom form; and includes dozens of side-splitting clips from Seinfeld, Home Improvement, Everybody Loves Raymond, Roseanne, and more.

[edit] Doctors and Nurses

From George Clooney on ER to Richard Chamberlain on Dr. Kildare, television's long love affair with doctors and nurses shows no signs of letting up. Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben, Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr., Chad Everett, and others tell their stories.

[edit] Breaking Barriers

This episode traces the story of people of color on American television--including the breakthroughs of African-Americans Diahann Carroll (Julia) and Bill Cosby (I Spy); Latinos Desi Arnaz (I Love Lucy) and Edward James Olmos (Miami Vice); and Asian-Americans George Takei (Star Trek) and Margaret Cho (All American Girl).

[edit] Acting Funny

This episode peeks behind the curtain to reveal the backstage techniques of America's favorite comedic actors--ranging from Robin Williams' manic improvisational style to Tina Fey's measured, highly-prepared approach.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.0
  • Video Bitrate: ~1400 Kbps (CRF 21)
  • Video Resolution: 1280x720
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Framerate: Pt1-3 23.976fps Pt4 29.970 fps
  • Audio Codec: AAC-LC (Nero)
  • Audio Quality: Q=0.50 48KHz (~150 Kbps)
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: ~56mn (each)
  • Number of Parts: 4
  • Part Size: ~650 MiB (each)
  • Container: MP4
  • Released: 2014
  • Source: HDTV
  • Capper: KarMa
  • Subtitles: English - Merged in the MP4s

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