FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
America in Primetime
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Premieres Sundays, October 30 - November 20 at 7 p.m. WTVP 47.1.
Since its inception, television has served as a lens on American society, and in the expansive world of
modern TV, today’s heroes and villains have come a long way from their predecessors. PBS explores the roots of today’s
biggest television hits in America in Primetime, a new series that showcases this iconic American art form,
which has both reflected and shaped our national character. The four-part series premieres Sundays, October 30-November
20 at 7 p.m. on WTVP 47.1
The series features more than a hundred in-depth interviews with the creators, writers and actors who give
life to the characters whom audiences have come to love, and demonstrates how the finest television today has its foundation
in the best television of yesterday. Personalities include Alec Baldwin, James L. Brooks, Larry David, Julianna Margulies,
Mary Tyler Moore, Shonda Rhimes, Shawn Ryan and more.
AMERICA IN PRIMETIME presents some of the most compelling shows on television today, as well
as those of the past, by focusing on key character archetypes — the man of the house, the independent woman, the misfit
and the crusader — that have remained a staple of primetime through the generations, capturing both the continuity of the
character and the evolution.
For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of
at (309) 495-0591 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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