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"Roots," "Rich Man, Poor Man" and "The Thorn Birds" mastered the art of storytelling.
They fought villains, rescued the innocent and became role models to viewers of every age.
"Dallas," "Dynasty" and "Knots Landing" were all part of the nighttime soap frenzy.
This episode celebrates the first comediennes to appear on television.
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Roots co-stars Louis Gossett Jr. and LeVar Burton describe a scene they shared.
Actor John Amos describes hearing his ancestors' spirits while on the set of "Roots."
Leslie Uggams and LeVar Burton on how "Roots" brought untold history to light.
Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin) on risky stunts during the early days of Batman.
These actors fulfilled their dreams of becoming a superhero.
Lynda Carter describes the origins of Wonder Woman and her universal appeal.
Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray recall first impressions of the cast and show.
Joan Collins' influence on "Dynasty" fashion of the 1980s.
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