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PIONEERS OF TELEVISION
January 29, 2013  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment

PBS, 8:00 p.m. ET

 
This third installment in the new season of this PBS series is devoted to Superheroes, from Adventures of Superman and the campy TV version of Batman to The Greatest American Hero. It does feature one of the last interviews with Robert Culp, and one factoid I didn’t know before previewing it: the creator of Wonder Woman comics also invented the lie detector, which was reflected in his heroine’s truth-compelling “golden lasso.” But so many of the stories told here, like so many of the scenes shown, are sadly shallow, familiar, or both. As a “Super” show, this edition of TV history is maddeningly Super-ficial. Check local listings.
 
 
 
 
 
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Jon Delfin
Robert Culp died nearly three years ago. Exactly how long has this series been percolating? (Granted, this information does help me to understand why Betty White looked so good in the first installment.)
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