Joan Rivers RIP

Remembering Joan Rivers

The talk-show host and comedienne passes away at 81.

Mister Rogers and the Power of Music

The Power of Music, According to Mister Rogers

Everyone's favorite neighbor shares what music meant to him. #FeelGoodFriday

Lucy Lawless now online

Lucy Lawless' Interview is Now online!

The actress talks Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica, and more!

Remembering Don Pardo

Remembering Don Pardo

The long-time Saturday Night Live announcer passes away at 96.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner now online

Malcolm-Jamal Warner's Interview is now online!

The actor talks growing up on The Cosby Show and starring in Malcolm & Eddie.

Silvio Horta now online

Silvio Horta's Interview is now online!

The Ugly Betty showrunner talks telenovelas, network notes, and Justin's coming out. 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus now online

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Interview is now online!

The actress talks Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, Veep, and more!

Feel Good Friday: Why TV Matters

Feel Good Friday: Why TV Matters

Phylicia Rashad shares what Nelson Mandela told her about the importance of The Cosby Show

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The Power of Music, According To Mister RogersBlog post imageMister Rogers taught us to how to tie our shoes and how to be a good neighbor. He was a lover of creativity, of kindness, and of sharing. He was also a lover of music, as he explained in his Archive interview:Go on, listen to your favorite song....

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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.