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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Out of the Closet

May/23/2004
The topic of homosexuality on television is discussed, as well as the portrayal of homosexuals. The history of gay characters on TV is shown, including the harsh portrayal during the 1950's to Billy Crystal's character on Soap to the phenomenal success of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Will and Grace.
Guest Stars: Rob Reiner as Himself | Daniel Lipman as Himself | Bill Brochtrup as Himself | B.D. Wong as Himself | Norman Lear as Himself | Paris Barclay as Himself | Paul Junger Witt as Himself | Susan Harris as Herself | Esther Shapiro as Herself | Aaron Spelling as Himself | Marshall Herskovitz as Himself | Edward Zwick as Himself | Joss Whedon as Himself | Darren Star as Himself | Calista Flockhart as Herself | Liz Friedman as Herself | Ted Allen as Himself | Jimmy Smits as Himself | Warren Littlefield as Himself | Max Mutchnick as Himself | David Kohan as Himself | Laura Innes as Herself

2 :01x02 - Maids, Babes & Mothers

May/23/2004
The manner in which women have been portrayed on television has changed and evolved since the start. On Leave it to Beaver, women wore pearls and were the model housewives and mothers. This episode explores the transformation of women from the beginning of the evolution in The Mary Tyler Moore Show to soap operas like All My Children and single, independent mothers shown on Gilmore Girls.
Guest Stars: Rob Reiner as Himself | Susan Harris as Herself | Diane English as Herself | Lauren Graham as Herself | Elisabeth Röhm as Herself | Barbara Eden as Herself | Mary Tyler Moore as Herself | Suzanne Somers as Herself | Aaron Spelling as Himself | Warren Littlefield as Himself | Esther Shapiro as Herself | Joss Whedon as Himself | Liz Friedman as Herself | Darren Star as Himself | Calista Flockhart as Herself | Laura Innes as Herself

3 :01x03 - Sex in the Box

May/24/2004
During the 1950s, husbands and wives slept in separate beds and since that time, sex on television has changed dramatically. With the women of Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie, television has changed American culture to be more open to the portrayal of sex on television. This episode also discusses major events in American history, such as the impact of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal that changed the way that Americans thank of sex on television.
Guest Stars: Rob Reiner as Himself | Barbara Eden as Herself | Calista Flockhart as Herself | Larry Hagman as Himself | George Schlatter as Himself | Norman Lear as Himself | Suzanne Somers as Herself | Paul Junger Witt as Himself | Marshall Herskovitz as Himself | Edward Zwick as Himself | Darren Star as Himself | Jimmy Smits as Himself | Steven Bochco as Himself | Dennis Franz as Himself | Joss Whedon as Himself | Rob Cowan (1) as Himself | Daniel Lipman as Himself | Ryan Murphy as Himself

4 :01x04 - Black & White & Living Color

May/25/2004
With the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the portrayal of minorities on television was forever changed. Groundbreaking shows such as Julia, which featured the first African-American lead character, to The Bernie Mac Show which features a predominately African-American cast are discussed along with the stereotypes of minorities shown on television.
Guest Stars: Rob Reiner as Himself | Norman Lear as Himself | Freddy Rodriguez as Himself | Laura Innes as Herself | Jimmy Smits as Himself | Warren Littlefield as Himself | Paul Junger Witt as Himself | Paris Barclay as Himself | B.D. Wong as Himself | Ossie Davis as Himself | Susan Harris as Herself | Steven Bochco as Himself

5 :01x05 - Body Count

May/26/2004
Violence has always been a part of television, from the crime drama The Untouchables from the 1950s to the crime dramas of today, including NYPD Blue, The Sopranos, and The Shield. However, the type of violence shown is dramatically different from the 1950s, including more bloodshed, murders, and other violent crimes than ever before. Along with the discussion of violent television shows, major world events including the settlement of the west and the televised coverage of the Vietnam War and their affect on American culture are discussed.
Guest Stars: Rob Reiner as Himself | Joss Whedon as Himself | Jimmy Smits as Himself | Michael Chiklis as Himself | Dennis Franz as Himself | Steven Bochco as Himself | Laura Innes as Herself | Liz Friedman as Herself | Paris Barclay as Himself | Elisabeth Röhm as Herself | Warren Littlefield as Himself | Ossie Davis as Himself
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Classification: Documentary
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Bravo ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May, 2004
Ended: May, 2004
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