A Talk Show Without Egos THE CLASS OF THE 20TH CENTURY; A&E, Thursdays, 9 p.m. EST

It may be TV's ultimate talking-head festival. The producers of The Class of the 20th Century, a 13-week documentary series debuting this week on the Arts & Entertainment Network, have assembled what seems like every prominent American they could round up (Milton Berle, Isaac Stern, Dr. Jonas Salk, Phil Donahue) and invited them to talk about, well, everything. The idea is to recap the major events of the 20th century through the eyes of people who experienced them. The ostensible purpose: to create a "time capsule" of our era for people of the year 3000. "This is not a history," says...

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