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.
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.