AN EMMY-NOMINATED SERIES, Robin Williams Remembered - Pioneers of Television
One-Hour Special Reveals Last In-Depth Television Interview of Robin Williams
Special Includes Exclusive New Interview with Williams' Former Co-Star Pam Dawber
Available on DVD from PBS Distribution December 2nd
Arlington, Va. - October 30, 2014 - PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing Robin Williams Remembered - Pioneers of Television on DVD. This one-hour special features Williams' last full-length television interview, including never-before-seen footage of his comments on life and work, tributes by those who knew and worked with him closely in all phases of his career, and clips from iconic moments throughout his career. Williams shares stories about his first stand-up act, his desire to be a serious dramatic actor, and his tireless efforts to entertain U.S. troops overseas.
Robin Williams Remembered - Pioneers of Television will be available on DVD December 2, 2014. The run time of the program is approximately 60 minutes, and the DVD SRP is $19.99. The program will also be available for digital download.
The program also includes an exclusive, new interview with Williams' former "Mork & Mindy" co-star Pam Dawber, who shares for the first time on camera since his death, her memories of working with him. Dawber was the actor who worked most closely with Robin Williams, and for the longest stretch - more than four years. The two remained friends long after the show's end and had spoken just a few weeks before his death.
Celebrities and friends of the late actor were recently interviewed by filmmakers Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein at the famed Comedy Store in Los Angeles, where they shared stories and discussed Williams' body of work, from stand-up to television to film. Featured interviews include remembrances from co-stars Henry Winkler ("Happy Days"), and Yakov Smirnoff ("Moscow on the Hudson"), to comedians Louie Anderson, Paul Rodriguez, Rick Overton, Blake Clark, and Pauly Shore, and comedy producer George Schlatter. Other interviews about Williams include: Penny Marshall, the late Jonathan Winters, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jimmie Walker.
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Robin Williams Remembered - Pioneers of Television
Street Date: December 2, 2014
Run Time: Approximately 60 Minutes
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News Editor November 20, 2014, 8:47 am