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Pam Dawber's Williams tribute: 'Mork and Mindy' star featured in PBS special

Pam Dawber's Williams tribute to air Tuesday on PBS
Pam Dawber's Williams tribute to air Tuesday on PBS
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Pam Dawber's Williams tribute will air on PBS next Tuesday night in a one-hour special celebrating Robin Williams' life. According to USA Today on Wednesday, the former “Mork & Mindy” star's tribute will be the first on-camera comments since the comedian passed away. The special will feature a number of other friends and colleagues paying tribute to the late actor as well.

“Mork & Mindy” was the show that catapulted Robin Williams to stardom, and Pam Dawber was his co-star. The two recently reunited when she did a guest stint on his show with Sarah Michelle Gellar, “The Crazy Ones.” Just after his death, Dawber released a statement indicating that she was “completely and totally devastated.”

The PBS special will feature Robin's last full-length television interview and there will be some never-before-seen footage of his work included. Others being featured in the special will include Henry Winkler, Louie Anderson and Paul Rodriguez. Previous interviews incorporated will show Jerry Stiller, Whoopi Goldberg, Penny Marshall and Williams' late co-star Jonathan Winters.

The actor's heartbreaking suicide has devastated fans, friends and colleagues alike, and it has brought a new focus to the topics of depression and suicide. Pam Dawber's Williams tribute will air on Tuesday, Sept. 9. It is titled “Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special.”