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AMERICA IN PRIMETIME

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. America in Primetime showcases this iconic American art form, which has both reflected and shaped our national character. The four-part series premieres Sundays, October 30 through November 20, 2011, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). America in Primetime is a production of WETA Washington, D.C., and The Documentary Group, in association with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. Funding is provided by Dove, a Unilever brand; the Annenberg Foundation; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and PBS.

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Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore

Co-stars Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on the set of the iconic television series The Dick Van Dyke Show, featured in America in Primetime, premiering October 30, 2011, on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Courtesy of The Walnut Times archives

Ray Romano and Phil Rosenthal

Ray Romano (right) and producer Phil Rosenthal (center) from the hit TV series Everybody Loves Raymond, which is featured in America in Primetime, premiering October 30, 2011, on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Ron Tom/ CBS ©2004 CBS BROADCASTING INC.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Edie Falco, Peter Facinelli and Steve Buscemi

Edie Falco, Peter Facinelli and Steve Buscemi on the set of the critically acclaimed series Nurse Jackie, which is featured in America in Primetime, premiering October 30, 2011, on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: Courtesy of SHOWTIME

Larry David

Larry David, creator of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld, is featured in America in Primetime, premiering October 30, 2011, on PBS stations nationwide

Credit: America in Primetime

Danny DeVito

Actor Danny DeVito is featured in America in Primetime, premiering October 30, 2011, on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: America in Primetime

Alec Baldwin

Actor Alec Baldwin is featured in America in Primetime, premiering October 30, 2011, on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: America in Primetime

Diablo Cody

Diablo Cody, creator of United States of Tara, is featured in America in Primetime, premiering October 30, 2011, on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: America in Primetime

Norman Lear

Norman Lear, creator of All in the Family, is featured in America in Primetime, premiering October 30, 2011, on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: America in Primetime

Eva Longoria

Actor Eva Longoria is featured in America in Primetime, premiering October 30, 2011, on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: America in Primetime

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy, is featured in America in Primetime, premiering October 30, 2011, on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: America in Primetime

Eric Stonestreet

Actor Eric Stonestreet is featured in America in Primetime, premiering October 30, 2011, on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: America in Primetime

Michael K. Williams

Actor Michael K. Williams is featured in America in Primetime, premiering October 30, 2011, on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: America in Primetime

Rainn Wilson

Actor Rainn Wilson is featured in America in Primetime, premiering October 30, 2011, on PBS stations nationwide.

Credit: America in Primetime

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