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Celebrating 20 Years of Interviews

The Archive of American Television is now part of The Interviews: An Oral History of Television!

Happy birthday King Friday XIII

Happy birthday, King Friday XIII!

Help Mister Rogers' pal King Friday XIII celebrate his birthday!

Wink Martindale's Interview is now online

Wink Martindale's Interview is now online!

The game show host talks his time as a DJ, his friendship with Elvis, Tic Tac Dough, and more!

Remembering Steven Bochco

Remembering Steven Bochco

The show creator/producer passes away at age 74.

Kelley Dixon is now online

Kelley Dixon's interview is now online!

The editor talks Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and more!

The most influential episodes - 1990s

The Most Influential TV Episodes of all Time.

John Dalton continues his pick for each decade with the 1990s and The Sopranos.

Leslie Uggams' Interview Is Now Online!

Leslie Uggams' Interview Is Now Online!

The performer talks Roots, Sing Along with Mitch, The Leslie Uggams Show, and more!

Horace Newcomb now online

Television Studies 101 with Dr. Horace Newcomb

The Television Scholar/Critic's interview is now online!

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Happy Birthday to Mister Rogers' King Friday XIII!Blog post imageA very special someone celebrates a birthday today. The honorable King Friday XIII, ruler of Calendarland in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, is the birthday boy not only today, but every Friday the 13th! King Friday paid us a visit during our 1999 interview...

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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.

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