They were the stars of the small screen in the early years of television, and much of the nation came to a halt whenever their shows aired. They strolled, sprinted, fought, laughed, cried and loved through worlds that took viewers to places past, present and future. As the originators of these innovative television formats, they provided an essential escape for millions of viewers who eagerly waited to watch them each week.
Ryan Seacrest narrates the third season of this Emmy-nominated series, which reveals intriguing behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about television shows and programming genres that continue to influence the medium today.
Actor John Amos describes hearing his ancestors' spirits while on the set of 'Roots.'
Comedian Dick Cavett recalls his initial meeting with Johnny Carson.
Diller recalls trouble on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'
Nimoy describes a guest appearance on 'Gunsmoke' just before 'Star Trek.'
White describes performing live with Del Moore and forgetting her lines.
See Nimoy in one of his first science fiction roles -- as a Martian invader.
Culp describes Bill Cosby's impact on television.
Evans describes some of the 'stunts' she performed as Audra Barkley on 'Big Valley.'
Funny things happen when you're doing live TV with kids, says LA host Socoro Serrano.
White recalls the early days of 'Life with Elizabeth,' her first sitcom.
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