Remembering Anne Meara

Remembering Anne Meara

The actress/comedienne passes away at age 85.

David Pollock now online

David Pollock's Interview is now online!

The writer talks The Steve Allen Show, M*A*S*H, and writing partner Elias Davis!

Elias Davis now online

Elias Davis' Interview is now online!

The writer talks The Steve Allen ShowM*A*S*H, and writing partner David Pollock!

Mad Men Ends

The End of An Era

Watch Matthew Weiner discuss his hit AMC show, Mad Men.

John Amos now online

John Amos' interview is now online!

The actor talks Good Times, Roots, and more!

Remembering Marty Pasetta

Remembering Marty Pasetta

The veteran TV director/producer passes away at age 82.

Michael Learned now online

Michael Learned's interview is now online!

The actress talks playing "Olivia Walton" on The Waltons and more!

Vin Di Bona Now Online

Vin Di Bona's Interview Is Now Online!

The producer talks creating America's Funniest Home Videos and more!

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Remembering Marty PasettaBlog post imageWe're sad to learn that director/producer Marty Pasetta passed away on May 21, 2015 at the age of 82. Pasetta's first job in television was at San Francisco's KGO-TV in 1952. He moved up the KGO ranks from stage manager to multifaceted producer before...

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New from the Archive of American Television Presents DVD Series

Omnibus: Mr. Lincoln

A tele-biography by renowned author, screenwriter, and film critic James Agee, Mr. Lincoln (1952) earned wide acclaim as the centerpiece of OMNIBUS' inaugural season. Starring: Royal Dano and Joanne Woodward.