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America in Primetime features more than 100 in-depth interviews with the creators, writers and actors who give life to the characters who resonate with television audiences. Each episode focuses on one character archetype that has remained a staple of primetime through the generations – the Independent Woman, the Man of the House, the Misfit and the Crusader – capturing both the continuity of the character, and the evolution.

If you use any of the videos below, please credit them as "Courtesy: America in Primetime."

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Watch The Independent Woman Short on PBS. See more from PBS.

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