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Interviewees discuss memorable moments on televsion that gave us pause.

Highlights
Jean Stapleton on how All in the Family used comedy to expose social issues, including bigotry
00:37
LeVar Burton on how Roots was a seminal event in people's lives and has become part of history
01:12
Nichelle Nichols on the famous Star Trek scene where her character kisses William Shatner's character in TV's first interracial kiss; the response from the South
Phylicia Rashad about her interaction with fans of The Cosby Show, including Nelson Mandela who informed her that he watched it while incarcerated at Robben Island Prison
01:09
Ed Bradley on the role television played in shaping public opinion about Vietnam
01:46
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on the See It Now episode "The Case Against Milo Radulovich A0589839"
05:09
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Harve Bennett

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Harve Bennett on the importance of the made-for-TV movie A Woman Called Golda
01:16

Shelley Berman

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Shelley Berman on the night Jack Paar walked off The Jack Paar Show
03:45

Lewis Bernstein

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Future executive producer Lewis Bernstein on his impressions of Sesame Street upon seeing the show for the first time circa 1970
00:26
Executive producer Lewis Bernstein on the Sesame Street shows produced immediately following 9/11 that addressed children's fears and on tolerance
03:07

Mili Lerner Bonsignori

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Mili Lerner Bonsignori on the See It Now episode "The Case Against Milo Radulovich A0589839"
05:09
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on the See It Now episode on Senator McCarthy and McCarthy's response
03:59
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on the See It Now episode on Annie Lee Moss
02:46

Ed Bradley

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Ed Bradley on the role television played in shaping public opinion about Vietnam
01:46

LeVar Burton

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LeVar Burton on how Roots was a seminal event in people's lives and has become part of history
01:12

Phil Carey

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Phil Carey on guest starring on the All in the Family episode "Judging Books by Covers" -- where he plays a homosexual character

Hal Cooper

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Hal Cooper on directing the Maude episode "Maude's Dilemma, Part II"
03:18

Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite on the pressures on the press by the White House over the Watergate story, specifically one broadcast of the CBS Evening News
04:00
Walter Cronkite on his on-air editorial that he felt the country should get out of Vietnam; what this meant to the country and the Johnson administration
05:11

Ossie Davis

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Ossie Davis on the impact Roots had: "Roots helped supply America with a truer definition of who black people were than any other work that had come along"
04:23

Roger Ebert

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Roger Ebert on discussing colorization and a black and white episode of Siskel & Ebert & the Movies
02:46

Jeff Fager

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Jeff Fager on a conflict between then-CEO of CBS Laurence Tisch and 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt over the story of tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Winger, who alleged that the tobacco industry knew the addictive and deadly nature of cigarettes
04:02
Jeff Fager on the Abu Ghraib story on 60 Minutes II
09:00

John Frankenheimer

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John Frankenheimer on the Hollywood Blacklist and The Senator McCarthy episode of See It Now
03:38

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on airing The McCarthy Hearings in their entirety on ABC
01:16

Quincy Jones

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Quincy Jones on the impact of Roots
01:28

Nancy Malone

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Nancy Malone on how she came to produce and direct There Were Times, Dear  about Alzheimer's disease and the impact it had

Bob McGrath

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Bob McGrath on memories working with guest star Linda Bove on Sesame Street and the far-reaching impact of an episode about hearing impairment
01:31

Roger Mudd

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Roger Mudd on reporting on the passage of the Civil Rights Bill
01:29

Nichelle Nichols

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Nichelle Nichols on the famous Star Trek scene where her character kisses William Shatner's character in TV's first interracial kiss; the response from the South

Carroll O'Connor

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Carroll O'Connor on his contribution to the All in the Family episode "Two's a Crowd," and the ad-libbing by he and co-star Rob Reiner
02:43

Marty Pasetta

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Marty Pasetta on Vanessa Redgrave's infamous protest speech at The Academy Awards
01:48

Arthur Penn

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Arthur Penn on the Kennedy-Nixon Debates. When asked by a Kennedy friend his advice on shooting the televised debate, he and Fred Coe made the suggestion "close-ups"; on the potency of television
06:00

Phylicia Rashad

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Phylicia Rashad about her interaction with fans of The Cosby Show, including Nelson Mandela who informed her that he watched it while incarcerated at Robben Island Prison
01:09

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the famous two-part abortion episode on Maude
02:20

Thomas Schlamme

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Thomas Schlamme on watching the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention with his father
00:50

Jean Stapleton

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Jean Stapleton on how All in the Family used comedy to expose social issues, including bigotry
00:37

Neil Travis

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Neil Travis on how being on location for Roots helped inform his editing, leading to his Emmy win
01:23

Leslie Uggams

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Leslie Uggams on her relationship with her Roots character, "Kizzy" and on the impact of Roots around the world
01:17
Leslie Uggams on the impact of Roots when it aired in 1977
01:14
Leslie Uggams on the success of Roots and what it taught Americans about their own history
01:30

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the famous two-part abortion episode on Maude
02:20

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