America in Primetime
America in Primetime won the Best Non-Fiction Archive Programming award at this year’s RealScreen Factual Entertainment Awards held on May 30th in Santa Monica.
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Each episode focuses on one character archetype that has remained a staple of primetime through the generations – the Independent Woman, the Man of the House, the Misfit, and the Crusader – capturing both the continuity of the character, and the evolution.
J.M. Suarez offers an analysis of the character archetypes featured in America in Primetime. He writes:
America in Primetime is a celebration of television but without empty platitudes and praise, rather it achieves its goal through thoughtful analysis and intelligent conversation.
In an interview about the series America in Primetime, Tom Yellin discusses the changing role of women in television. You can listen to the full interview here.