American Masters Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character
National Encore Tuesday, April 9 at 8pm on PBS in honor of Burnett’s new book release Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story (Simon & Schuster)
Just about any American watching TV past 10 p.m. between 1967 and 1978 has a favorite moment from “The Carol Burnett Show.” With daring portrayals of glamorous women, dumb broads and goofy girls, Burnett used laughter to smash stereotypes. Her on-stage fearlessness inspired such performers as Tracey Ullman, Ellen DeGeneres, Kristin Chenoweth, and Jenna Elfman. “American Masters” chronicles the life and career of this legendary entertainer and comedy queen in this film featuring new audience Q&A, classic clips and interviews with Julie Andrews, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, and Tracey Ullman.