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    Bob Newhart Breaks Down How to Transition from Standup Comic to Sitcom Star

    "Pioneers of Television" kicks off its fourth season on PBS Tuesday night with a look at standup comics who made their way to your living room TV set, and we found one of the best to discuss the process.

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #35: Ivan Kavanagh On Putting His Own Fears Into 'The Canal'

    Irish-born Ivan Kavanagh has been directing films and shorts for the last ten years, beginning with his festival-success "Bandage-Man" in 2003. A lover of horror, he told Indiwire a bit about himself and a lot about what he calls "the unfairly dismissed and neglected genre."

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #34: Jesse Zwick Is Not Sure How He Got Away With Making 'About Alex,' Starring Aubrey Plaza

    Who doesn't want to see more of Max Greenfield, Maggie Grace, and Aubrey Plaza? They all star in Jesse Zwick's directorial debut "About Alex," a comedy about seven college friends who reunite when one of their cadre suffers an emotional breakdown. This film has been a two-year journey for Zwick.

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #33: Chris Messina On How He Completed 'Alex of Venice' While Shooting 'The Mindy Project'

    Chris Messina both directs and stars in "Alex of Venice," a drama about Alex, (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a woman pushed past the comfort zone of everything she knows. Previously known for his work on "The Mindy Project" and HBO's "The Newsroom," this is Messina's directional debut.

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #32: Ilmar Raag Discovers the Russian Reality with 'I Won't Come Back'

    Estonian filmmaker Ilmar Raag comes to Tribeca with "I Won't Come Back," a drama about a woman on the run. Known for "Love is Blind" and "A Lady in Paris," Raag returns to Russia to create a work he promises is "something that would get your heart beating."

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #31: Kief Davidson Finds the Beauty in LEGOs in 'Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary'

    With "The Lego Movie" already turning into a big hit, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Kief Davidson should have no trouble finding an audience for his and co-director Daniel Junge's latest documentary. "Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary" explores the immense fan base of the classic children's toy, wh...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #30: Mike Fleiss Takes a Wild Ride into the Life of The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir in 'The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir'

    Rhythm guitarist Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead fame has had an exciting life to say the least, even for the likes of a rock star. The musician's life has had so many notable moments that filmmaker Mike Fleiss had a difficult time pinpointing which areas to focus on in his film "The Other One: The ...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #29: Bert Marcus Searches for the American Dream in Sports Documentary 'Champs'

    Sports movies tend to focus on the strenuous nature of professional athletics and competition, with few of them ever really managing to depict a larger, more worldly topic. Such is not the case with Bert Marcus' boxing documentary "Champs," which tackles social issues as the American dream and the p...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #28: Frederic Tcheng Captures the Ghost of Christian Dior in 'Dior and I'

    Christian Dior may no longer be alive, but there's no doubt that his spirit lives on in the fashion community. The unmatched talent and intense pressure of his company have led it to become a pillar in the industry, most aptly and vividly captured in Frederic Tcheng's documentary "Dior and I."

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #27: Grown Men Worship 'My Little Pony' in Brent Hodge's Documentary 'A Brony Tale'

    It's not everyday that one sees grown men worshipping a children's show, but director Brent Hodge proves the shocking commonality of such a phenomenon as he documents the seemingly inexplicable fascination of a group of adult males with the series "My Little Pony."

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