Pioneers of Television Panel at the 92nd Street Y

January 19th, 2011

This past Sunday, pioneering women of television came together for a panel discussion at the 92nd Street Y.

Moderated by Need to Know‘s Alison Stewart, the event featured Angie Dickinson, Linda Evans, Stefanie Powers, and Nichelle Nichols.  The actresses discussed their television careers, which are highlighted on  the PBS series, Pioneers of Television.

Here, Nichelle Nichols discusses landing her groundbreaking supporting role as Lieutenant Uhura, a female black bridge officer in “Star Trek”:

Pioneers of Television reveals the stories behind television visionaries who helped shape the medium.  The series returned last night with its second season, which highlights four of the most popular genres in television: science fiction, Westerns, crime dramas, and local kids’ TV.

Pioneers of Television airs Tuesdays, January 18-February 8, at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

Check out photos from the event here: