American Masters

Explore the advent of Food Television with James Beard

Clip: Season 31 Episode 4 | 4m 4s

James Beard played a key role in the very first food shows on television. While he was a bit ahead of the curve and did not experience success right away, his show laid the groundwork for food television in the future.

Aired: 05/19/17

Rating: NR

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