Remembering Tony Verna

Remembering Tony Verna

Director/creator of the instant replay Tony Verna passes away at 81.

Susan Lucci now online

All My Children Turns 45!

The soap opera debuted on January 5, 1970.

Nick Stewart now online

Nick Stewart's interview is now online!

The actor talks working with Milton Berle and Mae West, and playing "Lightnin'" on Amos n' Andy.

Remembering H. Wesley Kenney

Remembering H. Wesley Kenney

The producer/director passes away at age 89.

Why We Love An Underdog: Stephen J. Cannell

Why We Love An Underdog: Stephen J. Cannell

The Rockford Files and The A-Team creator shares how his learning disability proved an asset to his writing. #FeelGoodFriday

Beth McCarthy-Miller now online

Beth McCarthy-Miller's Interview is now online!

The director talks Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Modern Family, and more.

Remembering Sid Smith

Remembering Sid Smith

The Bell Telephone Hour and The Jimmy Durante Show director passes away at 93.

Diahann Carroll And TV's Social Responsibility

Diahann Carroll And TV's Social Responsibility

The actress advocates the educational potential of television.

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Remembering Tony VernaBlog post imageWe're sad to learn that director Tony Verna passed away from acute leukemia on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the age of 81. Verna broke into the business in local television at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, where he worked on the local show Big Top and the original...

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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.