New Name, New Look!

Celebrating 20 Years of Interviews

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

Black History Month

February is Black History Month!

Celebrate with stories from LeVar Burton, Ed Bradley, Ruby Dee, and more!

Mister Rogers and the Power of Music

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood turns 50!

The beloved children's show debuted on February 19, 1968.

Presidents' Day

February 19 is Presidents' Day!

Celebrate with stories from behind the scenes of presidential inaugurations.

All in the Family 45th

The Most Influential TV Episodes of All Time.

John Dalton continues his picks for each decade with the 1970s and All in the Family.

The Winter Olympics are here!

The Winter Oympics are here!

Relive memorable Olympic moments past with our interviewees!

Kelley Dixon is now online

Kelley Dixon's interview is now online!

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

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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Welcome to THE INTERVIEWS: AN ORAL HISTORY OF TELEVISION.

The Interviews collects in-depth video oral histories with TV's greatest legends and pioneers. Browse the collection by person, show, topic or profession.

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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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