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Tim Allen on his First "Tonight Show" Appearance

Tim Allen, already the star of a hit sitcom, was invited to perform on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," he got off on the wrong foot and gave a less than stellar performance. But by 1994, Tim recovered, enjoying unprecedented success in TV, publishing and film.
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About Pioneers of Television

PIONEERS OF TELEVISION returns to PBS in January 2011 for a second season featuring all new stories of the visionaries who shaped a fledgling medium with their creativity, foresight and wisdom. Narrated by Kelsey Grammer, this four-part series transports viewers behind the scenes for a revealing look at four of the most popular genres in television: science fiction, westerns, crime dramas and local kids TV.

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