America in Primetime is structured around the most compelling shows on television today, unfolding over four hours and weaving between past and present. Each episode focuses on one character archetype that has remained a staple of primetime through the generations — the Independent Woman, the Man of the House, the Misfit, and the Crusader — capturing both the continuity of the character, and the evolution.Visit America in Primetime Website
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Television heroes seek their own forms of justice.
The Misfit celebrates the characters who reflect the diverse personalities of America
Man of the House showcases the evolution of men in primetime television.
The Independent Woman shows how the portrayal of women has changed in primetime television
The creators of All in the Family talk about creating their characters
The creators of All in the Family discuss the complicated character of Archie Bunker
The creators of Breaking Bad discuss the character of Walt
The creators of Breaking Bad discuss the downward spiral of Walt
Felicity Huffman discusses her character in Desperate Housewives.
Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dryfus and Larry David discuss Seinfeld
Jessie Tyler Ferguson talks about his onscreen marriage.
Mitchell Hurwitz talks about his inspiration for the Bluth family in Arrested Development