The Seventies (2015)
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Television Gets Real 

As a reaction to the sugar-infused shows of the 60's, television in the 70's was radical, ground-breaking and experimental. Television got real.
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Episode credited cast:
Alan Alda ... Self - Actor (archive footage)
John Amos ... Self - Actor, 'Good Times'
Bea Arthur ... Self (archive footage)
Edward Asner ... Self - Actor, 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' (as Ed Asner)
Dan Aykroyd ... Self (archive footage)
John Belushi ... Self (archive footage)
David Bianculli ... Self - Television critic, 'Fresh Air'
David Brinkley ... Self - NBC News (archive footage)
LeVar Burton ... Self - Actor, 'Roots'
Johnny Cash ... Self (archive footage)
Dick Cavett ... Self - Host, 'The Dick Cavett Show'
Chevy Chase ... Self (archive footage)
Chris Connelly ... Self - Editor-in-Chief, Graceland
Alistair Cooke ... Self (archive footage)
Howard Cosell ... Self - ABC Sports (archive footage)
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As a reaction to the sugar-infused shows of the 60's, television in the 70's was radical, ground-breaking and experimental. Television got real.

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The groove tube
11 March 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

For the most part, I can handle myself in any conversation about the '70s; except TV, which is why 'Television Gets Real' is a great to kick-off the miniseries. It was the real start of our spin off culture, and this was enlightening for so many shows, but it also has time to cover alternative television (PBS, Monty Python, HBO). Even the analysis of the birth of Monday Night Football is interesting (and I don't give a rip about football). That's saying something.

7/10


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