PBS to Air Robin Williams Tribute Special


Robin Williams
'Robin Williams Remembered - A Pioneers of Television Special' will feature the late comedian's last full-length television interview and tributes from his friends and fellow stars.


In honor of Robin Williams, PBS plans a tribute special that will air nationally on Tuesday, September 9 at 9 P.M. ET. In "Robin Williams Remembered - A Pioneers of Television Special", friends of the late actor remember and share memories of the Academy Award-winning actor.

The one-hour special will also feature Williams' last full-length television interview, including never-before-seen footage of he sharing stories from his early days as a stand-up comedian, his desire to be a dramatic actor and his efforts to entertain U.S. troops overseas.

The program will include an exclusive, new interview with Williams' former "Mork & Mindy" co-star Pam Dawber. Other fellow stars to pay tribute to the comedian include Henry Winkler, Yakov Smirnoff, Louie Anderson, Paul Rodriguez, Rick Overton, Blake Clark, Pauly Shore, George Schlatter, Penny Marshall, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Stiller and Jimmie Walker.

"We were fortunate to sit down with Robin Williams quite recently for the PIONEERS OF TELEVISION series," says executive producer Steve Boettcher. "We wanted to share with PBS viewers the Robin that we saw - the very unassuming, caring, genuine and gentle man who took his acting seriously, but was able to make others laugh. We hope this special provides more insight to this incredible man, in his own words."

Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California on August 11. His body was cremated one day after he passed away and his ashes were scattered in the San Fransisco Bay. He had been battling depression and Parkinson's Disease prior to his passing at the age of 63.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS
Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

  random image 
TODAY'S HEADLINES
  1. Tiger Woods and Katharine McPhee Threaten to Sue Porn Site After Nude Photos Leak
  2. Kim Kardashian to Co-Host 'Live' With Ryan Seacrest
  3. George Clooney's Wife Amal Looks Skeletal Just Weeks After Welcoming Twins
  4. Leah Remini Slams 'Diabolical' Tom Cruise, Says He's Not a Good Person
  5. Kristen Stewart Fights Back After Her Nude Photos With GF Stella Maxwell Leaked
  6. Samuel L. Jackson Returns for 'Shaft' Sequel, Jessie T. Usher Lands Lead Role
  7. These Two Horror Directors in Contention for 'Justice League Dark'
  8. 'Super Troopers 2' Set for 2018, Official Synopsis Revealed
  9. Chris Pine and Former Fling Olivia Munn May Rekindle Their Romance
  10. Say What?! Prince William and Harry Have Cameos in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'