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The 2000s

The Platinum Age Of Television (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 120 min | Documentary

This episode explores the creative renaissance in television as audiences enjoyed groundbreaking shows such as The Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Lost, Survivor, American Idol, Glee and The Office.
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Jul 8, 2018 (United States)

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Lorraine Ali
Self - Senior Writer, Los Angeles Times Self - Senior Writer, Los Angeles Times   See fewer
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Alan Ball
Self - Writer, American Beauty Self - Writer, American Beauty   See fewer
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Glenn Beck
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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David Bianculli
Self - Author, 'The Platinum Age of Television' / Television Critic, Fresh Air Self - Author, 'The Platinum Age of Television' / Television Critic, Fresh Air   See fewer
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Wolf Blitzer
Self - Host, CNN (archive footage) Self - Host, CNN (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jerry Bowen
Self - CBS News (archive footage) Self - CBS News (archive footage)   See fewer
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Todd Boyd
Self - Professor of Cinema & Media Studies, USC Self - Professor of Cinema & Media Studies, USC   See fewer
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Connie Britton
Self - Actor, Friday Night Lights Self - Actor, Friday Night Lights   See fewer
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Anthony Burch
Self - Actor / Mad Men Self - Actor / Mad Men   See fewer
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Larry Charles
Self - Executive Producer, Entourage Self - Executive Producer, Entourage   See fewer
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David Chase
Self - Creator, The Sopranos (archive footage) Self - Creator, The Sopranos (archive footage)   See fewer
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Marc Cherry
Self - Creator, Desperate Housewives Self - Creator, Desperate Housewives   See fewer
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Kelly Clarkson
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Chris Connelly
Self - Reporter, ESPN Self - Reporter, ESPN   See fewer
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Simon Cowell
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jon Cryer
Self - Actor Self - Actor   See fewer
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Carlton Cuse
Self - Executive Producer, Lost (archive footage) Self - Executive Producer, Lost (archive footage)   See fewer
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Mike Darnell
Self - Fmr. President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Self - Fmr. President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox   See fewer
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Edie Falco
Self - Actor, Oz / Actor, The Sopranos / Actor, Nurse Jackie Self - Actor, Oz / Actor, The Sopranos / Actor, Nurse Jackie   See fewer
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Jon Frankel
Self - CBS News (archive footage) Self - CBS News (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jamie Gangel
Self - NBC News (archive footage) Self - NBC News (archive footage)   See fewer
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Nelson George
Self - Author and Filmmaker Self - Author and Filmmaker   See fewer
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Ricky Gervais
Self - Co-creator, The Office (archive footage) Self - Co-creator, The Office (archive footage)   See fewer
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Vince Gilligan
Self - Television Writer and Producer / Creator, Breaking Bad Self - Television Writer and Producer / Creator, Breaking Bad   See fewer
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Renee Graham
Self - Columnist, The Boston Globe Self - Columnist, The Boston Globe   See fewer
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Michael C. Hall
Self - Actor, Dexter (archive footage) Self - Actor, Dexter (archive footage)   See fewer
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Tom Hanks
Self - Actor Self - Actor   See fewer
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Sean Hannity
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Richard Hatch
Self - Survivor Contestant (archive footage) Self - Survivor Contestant (archive footage)   See fewer
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Susan Hawk
Self - Survivor Contestant (archive footage) Self - Survivor Contestant (archive footage)   See fewer
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Felicity Huffman
Self - Actor, Desperate Housewives Self - Actor, Desperate Housewives   See fewer
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Peter Jennings
Self - ABC News (archive footage) Self - ABC News (archive footage)   See fewer
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Megyn Kelly
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Ken Levine
Self - Television Writer and Director / Writer, Friends Self - Television Writer and Director / Writer, Friends   See fewer
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Damon Lindelof
Self - Televison Writer and Producer / Co-creator, Lost Self - Televison Writer and Producer / Co-creator, Lost   See fewer
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Jane Lipsitz
Self - Exec. Producer, Project Runaway and Top Chef Self - Exec. Producer, Project Runaway and Top Chef   See fewer
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Chuck Lorre
Co-creator, Two and a Half Men / The Big Bang Theory Co-creator, Two and a Half Men / The Big Bang Theory   See fewer
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Kim Masters
Self - Editor-at-Large, The Hollywood Reporter / Host, KCRW's The Business Self - Editor-at-Large, The Hollywood Reporter / Host, KCRW's The Business   See fewer
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David Milch
Self - Creator, Executive Producer, HBO's Deadwood (archive footage) Self - Creator, Executive Producer, HBO's Deadwood (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jeanne Moos
Self - CNN (archive footage) Self - CNN (archive footage)   See fewer
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Ryan Murphy
Self - Creator, Glee (archive footage) Self - Creator, Glee (archive footage)   See fewer
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Keith Olbermann
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jim Parsons
Self - Actor and Producer / Actor, The Big Bang Theory Self - Actor and Producer / Actor, The Big Bang Theory   See fewer
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Walter J. Podrazik
Self - Author, 'Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television' (as Walter Podrazik) Self - Author, 'Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television' (as Walter Podrazik)   See fewer
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Jeff Probst
Self - Host, Survivor Self - Host, Survivor   See fewer
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Kevin Reilly
Self - President, TBS / TNT, Chief Executive Officer, Turner Ent. / Fmr. President of Entertainment, NBC / Fmr. President of Entertainment, FX Self - President, TBS / TNT, Chief Executive Officer, Turner Ent. / Fmr. President of Entertainment, NBC / Fmr. President of Entertainment, FX   See fewer
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Deborah Roberts
Self - ABC News (archive footage) Self - ABC News (archive footage)   See fewer
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Sarah Rodman
Self - Editor, Entertainment Weekly Self - Editor, Entertainment Weekly   See fewer
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Phil Rosenthal
Self - Television Writer and Producer / Creator, Everybody Loves Raymond Self - Television Writer and Producer / Creator, Everybody Loves Raymond   See fewer
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Thomas Schlamme
Self - Television Director and Producer Self - Television Director and Producer   See fewer
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Alan Sepinwall
Self - Chief TV Critic, Rolling Stone Self - Chief TV Critic, Rolling Stone   See fewer
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Lesley Stahl
Self - 60 Minutes (archive footage) Self - 60 Minutes (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jon Stewart
Self - Host, The Daily Show (archive footage) Self - Host, The Daily Show (archive footage)   See fewer
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Carolyn Strauss
Self - Fmr. President, HBO Entertainment / E.P., Game of Thrones Self - Fmr. President, HBO Entertainment / E.P., Game of Thrones   See fewer
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Jeffrey Toobin
Self - Journalist Self - Journalist   See fewer
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Donald Trump
Self (archive footage) (as Donald J. Trump) Self (archive footage) (as Donald J. Trump)   See fewer
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Elizabeth Vargas
Self - 20 / 20 (archive footage) Self - 20 / 20 (archive footage)   See fewer
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Matthew Weiner
Self - Creator, Mad Men (archive footage) Self - Creator, Mad Men (archive footage)   See fewer
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John Wells
Self - Television Writer and Producer Self - Television Writer and Producer   See fewer
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George F. Will
Self - ABC News (archive footage) (as George Will) Self - ABC News (archive footage) (as George Will)   See fewer
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Lizz Winstead
Self - Co-creator, The Daily Show Self - Co-creator, The Daily Show   See fewer
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Graham Yost
Self - Television Writer and Producer Self - Television Writer and Producer   See fewer
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