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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
Herself - Senior Writer, Los Angeles Times Herself - Senior Writer, Los Angeles Times   See fewer
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Alan Ball
Himself - Writer, American Beauty Himself - Writer, American Beauty   See fewer
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Glenn Beck
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David Bianculli
Himself - Author, 'The Platinum Age of Television' / Television Critic, Fresh Air Himself - Author, 'The Platinum Age of Television' / Television Critic, Fresh Air   See fewer
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Wolf Blitzer
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Jerry Bowen
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Todd Boyd
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Connie Britton
Herself - Actor, Friday Night Lights Herself - Actor, Friday Night Lights   See fewer
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Anthony Burch
Himself - Actor / Mad Men Himself - Actor / Mad Men   See fewer
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Larry Charles
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David Chase
Himself - Creator, The Sopranos (archive footage) Himself - Creator, The Sopranos (archive footage)   See fewer
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Marc Cherry
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Kelly Clarkson
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Chris Connelly
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Simon Cowell
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Jon Cryer
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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Carlton Cuse
Himself - Executive Producer, Lost (archive footage) Himself - Executive Producer, Lost (archive footage)   See fewer
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Mike Darnell
Himself - Fmr. President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Himself - Fmr. President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox   See fewer
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Edie Falco
Herself - Actor, Oz / Actor, The Sopranos / Actor, Nurse Jackie Herself - Actor, Oz / Actor, The Sopranos / Actor, Nurse Jackie   See fewer
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Jon Frankel
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Jamie Gangel
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Nelson George
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Ricky Gervais
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Vince Gilligan
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Renee Graham
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Michael C. Hall
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Tom Hanks
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Sean Hannity
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Richard Hatch
Himself - Survivor Contestant (archive footage) Himself - Survivor Contestant (archive footage)   See fewer
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Susan Hawk
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Felicity Huffman
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Peter Jennings
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Megyn Kelly
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Ken Levine
Himself - Television Writer and Director / Writer, Friends Himself - Television Writer and Director / Writer, Friends   See fewer
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Damon Lindelof
Himself - Televison Writer and Producer / Co-creator, Lost Himself - Televison Writer and Producer / Co-creator, Lost   See fewer
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Jane Lipsitz
Herself - Exec. Producer, Project Runaway and Top Chef Herself - 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
Herself - Editor-at-Large, The Hollywood Reporter / Host, KCRW's The Business Herself - Editor-at-Large, The Hollywood Reporter / Host, KCRW's The Business   See fewer
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David Milch
Himself - Creator, Executive Producer, HBO's Deadwood (archive footage) Himself - Creator, Executive Producer, HBO's Deadwood (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jeanne Moos
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Ryan Murphy
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Keith Olbermann
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Jim Parsons
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Walter J. Podrazik
Himself - Author, 'Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television' (as Walter Podrazik) Himself - Author, 'Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television' (as Walter Podrazik)   See fewer
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Jeff Probst
Himself - Host, Survivor Himself - Host, Survivor   See fewer
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Kevin Reilly
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Deborah Roberts
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Sarah Rodman
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Philip Rosenthal
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Thomas Schlamme
Himself - Television Director and Producer Himself - Television Director and Producer   See fewer
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Alan Sepinwall
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Lesley Stahl
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Jon Stewart
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Carolyn Strauss
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Jeffrey Toobin
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Donald Trump
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Elizabeth Vargas
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Christina Wayne
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Robert B. Weide
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Matthew Weiner
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John Wells
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George Will
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Lizz Winstead
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Graham Yost
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8.4 / 10 | 74 votes