America in primetime [videorecording] / a production of the Documentary Group ; WETA ; executive producers, Tom Yellin, Lloyd Kramer ; producers, Linda Hirsch, Susan Schaefer.

[Alexandria, Va] : PBS Distribution, [2012]
2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Television programs -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Television actors and actresses -- United States.
Television viewers -- United States -- Attitudes.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
In English with optional English subtitles and optional video description for the visually impaired.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1, English SDH subtitles.
Since its inception, television has served as a lens on American society, and in the expansive world of modern TV, today's heroes and villains have come a long way from their predecessors. Showcased is this iconic American art form, which has both reflected and shaped the country's national character. Each episode focuses on an enduring character archetype, as seen through generations of television programs.
Man of the house / directed by Lloyd Kramer (c2011)
The independent woman / directed by Lloyd Kramer (c2011)
The misfit / directed by Lloyd Kramer (c2011)
The crusader / directed by Lloyd Kramer (c2011).
Interviews: Alan Alda, Jason Alexander, Gillian Anderson, Judd Apatow, John Astin, Alec Baldwin, Alan Ball, Candice Bergen, Steven Bochco, Andre Braugher, Liz Brixius, James L. Brooks, Marcy Carsey, Chris Carter, David Chase, Marc Cherry, Michael Chiklis, Robert Cochran, Diablo Cody, Sara Colleton, Bryan Cranston, Greg Daniels, Larry David, Danny DeVito, Diane English, Edie Falco, Paul Feig, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tom Fontana, Dennis Franz, Vince Gilligan, Michael C. Hall, Jon Hamm, Patricia Heaton, Marilu Henner, Marshall Herskovitz, Ron Howard, Felicity Huffman, Mitchel Hurwitz, Al Jean, Mike Judge, Michelle King, Robert King, Jenji Kohan, Hugh Laurie, Norman Lear, Steven Levitan, Warren Littlefield, Christopher Lloyd, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David Lynch, James Manos Jr., Julianna Margulies, Jerry Mathers, Stephen McPherson, Laurie Metcalf, George Meyer, David Milch, Mary Tyler Moore, Elisabeth Moss, Sue Naegle, Sandra Oh, Mark V. Olsen, Archie Panjabi, Mary-Louise Parker, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Paxton, Clyde Phillips, Kevin Reilly, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Shonda Rhimes, Ray Romano, Roseanne Barr, Philip Rosethal, Mike Royce, Shawn Ryan, Will Scheffer, Gary Shandling, David Shore, David Simon, Darren Star, Eric Stonestreet, Joel Surnow, Jeffrey Tambor, Dick Van Dyke, Linda Wallem, Matthew Weiner, Tom Werner, Michael K. Williams, Larry Wilmore, Rainn Wilson, Edward Zwick.
Music, Peter Nashel ; director of photography, Logan Schneider ; editors, Scott Chestnut., Jon Vesey, Igor Kovalik.
Originally broadcast in 2011.
Special features: Additional interviews (Rob Reiner, Norman Lear, David Chase, Shonda Rhimes, Mary-Louise Parker, Marc Cherry, Felicity Huffman, James L. Brooks, Bryan Cranston, David Lynch, Alan Alda, Phil Rosenthal, Larry Wilmore, Marilu Henner, Mike Judge, Larry David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Judd Apatow, David Simon, Jeffrey Tambor). Not rated or subtitled.
Kramer, Lloyd. , Director
Yellin, Tom. , Producer
Kramer, Lloyd. , Producer
Hirsch, Linda. , Producer
Schaefer, Susan. , Producer
Alda, Alan, 1936- , Interviewee
Alexander, Jason, 1959- , Interviewee
Anderson, Gillian, 1968- , Interviewee
Apatow, Judd, 1967- , Interviewee
Astin, John. , Interviewee
Baldwin, Alec, 1958- , Interviewee
Ball, Alan, 1957- , Interviewee
Bergen, Candice, 1946- , Interviewee
Bochco, Steven. , Interviewee
Braugher, Andre. , Interviewee
Brixius, Liz. , Interviewee
Brooks, James L.. , Interviewee
Carsey, Marcy, 1944- , Interviewee
Carter, Chris, 1957- , Interviewee
Chase, David, 1945 August 22- , Interviewee
Chéry, Marc Arthur. , Interviewee
Chiklis, Michael, 1963- , Interviewee
Cochran, Robert. , Interviewee
Cody, Diablo. , Interviewee
Colleton, Sara. , Interviewee
Cranston, Bryan, 1956- , Interviewee
Daniels, Greg. , Interviewee
David, Larry. , Interviewee
DeVito, Danny. , Interviewee
English, Diane. , Interviewee
Falco, Edie. , Interviewee
Feig, Paul. , Interviewee
Ferguson, Jesse Tyler. , Interviewee
Fontana, Tom, 1951- , Interviewee
Franz, Dennis. , Interviewee
Gilligan, Vince. , Interviewee
Hall, Michael C., 1971- , Interviewee
Hamm, Jon, 1971- , Interviewee
Heaton, Patricia, 1958- , Interviewee
Henner, Marilu. , Interviewee
Herskovitz, Marshall. , Interviewee
Howard, Ron, 1954- , Interviewee
Huffman, Felicity, 1962- , Interviewee
Hurwitz, Mitchell. , Interviewee
Jean, Al. , Interviewee
Judge, Mike. , Interviewee
King, Michelle. , Interviewee
Kohan, Jenji, 1969- , Interviewee
Laurie, Hugh, 1959- , Interviewee
Lear, Norman. , Interviewee
Levitan, Steven. , Interviewee
Littlefield, Warren, 1952- , Interviewee
Lloyd, Christopher, 1938- , Interviewee
Longoria, Eva, 1975- , Interviewee
Louis-Dreyfus, Julia. , Interviewee
Lynch, David, 1946- , Interviewee
Manos, James, Jr. , Interviewee
Margulies, Julianna, 1966- , Interviewee
Mathers, Jerry. , Interviewee
Metcalf, Laurie, 1955- , Interviewee
Meyer, George. , Interviewee
Milch, David, 1945- , Interviewee
Moore, Mary Tyler, 1936- , Interviewee
Moss, Elisabeth, 1982- , Interviewee
Oh, Sandra, 1971- , Interviewee
Olsen, Mark V.. , Interviewee
Panjabi, Archie. , Interviewee
Parker, Mary-Louise. , Interviewee
Parker, Sarah Jessica. , Interviewee
Paxton, Bill. , Interviewee
Phillips, Clyde. , Interviewee
Reilly, Kevin, 1941- , Interviewee
Reiner, Carl, 1922-2020 , Interviewee
Reiner, Rob. , Interviewee
Rhimes, Shonda. , Interviewee
Romano, Ray. , Interviewee
Roseanne, 1952- , Interviewee
Rosenthal, Phil, 1960- , Interviewee
Ryan, Shawn. , Interviewee
Scheffer, Will. , Interviewee
Shandling, Garry. , Interviewee
Shore, David, 1960- , Interviewee
Simon, David, 1960- , Interviewee
Star, Darren, 1961- , Interviewee
Stonestreet, Eric, 1971- , Interviewee
Surnow, Joel. , Interviewee
Tambor, Jeffrey, 1944- , Interviewee
Van Dyke, Dick. , Interviewee
Wallem, Linda, 1961- , Interviewee
Weiner, Matthew. , Interviewee
Werner, Tom, 1950- , Interviewee
Williams, Michael Kenneth. , Interviewee
Wilmore, Larry. , Interviewee
Wilson, Rainn, 1968- , Interviewee
Zwick, Edward. , Interviewee
Nashel, Pete. , Composer
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) , Producer
Documentary Group (New York, N.Y.) , Producer
PBS Distribution (Firm) , Distributor
Man of the house [videorecording]
Independent woman [videorecording]
Misfit [videorecording]
Crusader [videorecording]
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AIPR601 PBS Home Video
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