What an amazing piece of public television. Watch this.
“America in Primetime is structured around the most compelling shows on television today, unfolding over four hours and weaving between past and present. 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. The finest television today has as its foundation the best television of yesterday.”
The four-part series premieres Sundays, October 30-November 20, 2011, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on PBS.