Pioneers of television : superheroes

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1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.


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General Note
Originally broadcast as single episodes of a television program on the PBS Network in 2013.
Creation/Production Credits
Editor, Stephanie Theisen ; cinematographer, Steven J. Boettcher.
Narrator, Ryan Seacrest.
Ed Begley Jr., Stephen J. Cannell, Lynda Carter, Joan Collins, Robert Culp, Lou Ferrigno, William Katt, Jack Larson, Cloris Leachman, Julie Newmar, Joan Van Ark, Burt Ward, Adam West.
"Prepare for an epic adventure through television history with "Superheroes", from the Emmy-nominated documentary series PIONEERS OF TELEVSION. Superheroes have been a long and beloved part of the American TV landscape. DC Comic's Superman flew onto our screens in the 1950sm fighting each week for truth, justice, and the American way. Then in the pop-art era of the 1960s there were three B's-Beatles, Bond, and Batman, as Batmania swept the nation and millions tuned in every week, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel. The 1970s made way for Wonder Woman, staring the powerful Amazon super-heroine, and the dramatic Incredible Hulk, a misunderstood but heroic monster and Marvel's first live-action hit. The 1980s brought "The Greatest American Hero", a new superhero who had to learn to use his powers on the job. Packed with rare archival footage and interviews with the stars who played the heroes, including Adam West, Lynda Carter, and Lou Ferrigno, and narrated by Ryan Seacrest, "Superheroes" reveals the secret origins of some of your favorite classic television shows."--Back cover.
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Rating: TVG.
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DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen presentation, stereo.
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Seacrest, R., West, A., Carter, L., Ferrigno, L., Boettcher, S. J., & Trinklein, M. J. (2015). Pioneers of television: superheroes . PBS Distribution.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ryan. Seacrest et al.. 2015. Pioneers of Television: Superheroes. [Arlington, VA]: PBS Distribution.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ryan. Seacrest et al.. Pioneers of Television: Superheroes [Arlington, VA]: PBS Distribution, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Seacrest, Ryan., et al. Pioneers of Television: Superheroes PBS Distribution, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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