Watch: PBS' One-Hour 'Pioneers of Television' Robin Williams Tribute
It's a real testament to the impact that Robin Williams had on people's lives that one month after his sudden death, the comedian and actor is still being honored. The latest to pay proper tribute to Williams is the PBS documentary series "Pioneers of Television." Last night they debuted a one-hour special called Robin Williams Remembered, focuses solely on the career and influence of the Oscar-winning actor and infectious comedian. Beginning with his early years in theater and the revered school Julliard and moving through his rising fame as a comedian and into his eclectic acting career, it's a great tribute. Watch!
Here's the full one-hour "Pioneers of Television" tribute to Robin Williams from PBS:
The new one-hour special features new footage of Williams that was intended for various "Pioneers" episodes, along with new interviews featuring "Mork & Mindy" star Pam Dawber, fellow comedians Whoopi Goldberg, Louie Anderson and Jonathan winters, TV icons Jerry Stiller, Penny Marshall and Jimmie Walker and more. Filmmaker Steve Boettcher, who directed the interviews with Mike Trinklein said, "We wanted to share with PBS viewers the Robin that we saw – the very unassuming, caring, genuine and gentle man who took his acting seriously, but was able to make others laugh. We hope this special provides more insight to this incredible man, in his own words.” We're glad we keep seeing more of the man who made us laugh.