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  1. tv history
    The Architects of NBC’s Must-See TV Lineup on How Friends and ER Became LegendsFormer NBC execs Warren Littlefield and Preston Beckman reveal how they built their ‘90s Thursday-night juggernaut.
  2. backstories
    The Big Uneasy: When SNL Went to Mardi GrasIn 1977, Lorne Michaels took his show to New Orleans. Things didn’t exactly go as planned.
  3. tv history
    The ’60s Sketch-Comedy Show That Crashed and Burned Into TV InfamyIn 1969, Turn-On was supposed to be television’s next big thing. But then it got canceled after one very offensive episode.
  4. vulture recommends
    Crime Story Set the Stage for the Last 3 Decades of Prestige Crime DramasFresh off Miami Vice, Michael Mann used his newfound clout to produce a series that would revolutionize the cops-and-criminals genre.
  5. tv history
    Dinosaurs: The Making of TV’s Saddest, Strangest Sitcom FinaleIn 1994, a goofy show about anthropomorphic dinosaurs tried to warn about the dangers of climate change.
  6. tv history
    Remembering TV’s Day of Compassion, 25 Years LaterIn June 1993, AIDS and HIV-related story lines took over daytime TV. Here’s how it happened.
  7. The Search for Madame Liu-TsongIn 1951, Anna May Wong was TV’s first Asian-American leading actor. And then her groundbreaking show disappeared.
  8. Looking Back at ‘NewsRadio’s Perfect PilotThe show lives on, whether it’s in syndication, on DVD, or in its very special place in the Perfect Pilot Hall of Fame.
  9. Carson’s Final Nights on ‘The Tonight Show’Looking back on the final two episodes of ‘The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson’ and its legacy and impact on television in general.