Pioneers of Television

A PBS series called Pioneers of Television returns to WTTW11 tonight. We talk with the writer and co-producer about the first episode, Funny Ladies, on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.

Watch the Funny Ladies promo in the following video:

 

 

Carol Burnett's first big break occurred when she performed a song displaying her affection for U.S. Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, known as "The Most Boring Man in America." Within a week, she was a household name. Watch her big break in the following video.

 

Watch Carol Burnett's First Big Break on PBS. See more from pbs.

 

Phyllis Diller comments on her first-ever television appearance on You Bet Your Life, with Groucho Marx, in the following video.

 

 

Pioneers of Television airs on Tuesdays at 8:00 pm on WTTW11, from Jan. 15 to Feb. 5.