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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!

I Love Lucy Turns 60!

The most influential TV episodes of all time.

John Dalton shares his pick for each decade, starting with the 1950s and an episode of I Love Lucy.

Betty White Turns 95

America's Golden Girl Turns 96!

Happy 96th birthday to actress Betty White!

Remembering Hugh Wilson

Remembering Hugh Wilson

The writer/producer/director 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!

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In turns 50!

The series debuted on January 22, 1968.

Horace Newcomb now online

Television Studies 101 with Dr. Horace Newcomb

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

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!

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THE MOST INFLUENTIAL TELEVISION EPISODES BY DECADE: The 1950sEvery ten years or so, a series episode will come along that is a game changer in one way or another. Sometimes it’s for the better, sometimes it’s for the worse. Our own John Dalton has assembled what he considers to be the most influential,...

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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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