Conclusion. A countdown of landmark TV events includes the birth of "American Idol"; the origin of 24-hour cable news; and the negative impact the O.J. Simpson trial had on soap operas. Among those interviewed: Larry King; Bryant Gumbel; Tom Brokaw; Cynthia McFadden; and Frank Gifford.
Part 4 of 5. A countdown of landmark TV events includes Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon; a groundbreaking moment for reality TV on "The Real World"; and the impact of "The Simpsons" on prime-time animation. Tom Brokaw, Bryant Gumbel and Larry King are interviewed.
Part 3 of 5. A countdown of landmark TV events includes the impact of "The Cosby Show" on sitcoms; Bill Clinton's saxophone-playing appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show"; and the combining of genres on "M*A*S*H." Tom Brokaw, Bill Cosby and Chris Berman are interviewed.
Part 2 of 5. A countdown of landmark TV events includes Apple's "1984" commercial during the Super Bowl; the influence "The O.C." had on reality shows; and the 1994 O.J. Simpson car chase. Larry King, Robin Roberts and Frank Gifford are interviewed.
Part 1 of 5. A countdown of landmark television events includes the Menendez brothers' trial; the "Dallas" cliff-hanger focusing on J.R.'s shooting; and the launch of "Nightline" in the wake of the Iran hostage crisis. William Shatner, Cynthia McFadden and Chris Berman are interviewed.