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  • 1987
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

A popular documentary series profiling an eclectic range of notables, with each episode focusing on one figure. Based on a half-hour syndicated program that ran from 1961-64 and in 1979, the concept was successfully revived as an hourlong show with Peter Graves as host in 1987. Well-established and a franchise series for A&E by 1994, it later spun off t (more…)

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Profiling William S. Paley (1901-90), the head CBS, who developed a small radio company into a powerhouse media empire. Included: his beginnings as the son of immigrants; his early work in his father's cigar factory; how he developed CBS stars Jack Benny, Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite. Narrated by Harry Smith.

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  • Premiered: February 16, 1987
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A popular documentary series profiling an eclectic range of notables, with each episode focusing on one figure. Based on a half-hour syndicated program that ran from 1961-64 and in 1979, the concept was successfully revived as an hourlong show with Peter G… (more)

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