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!

Betty White Turns 95

America's Golden Girl Turns 95!

Happy 95th birthday to actress Betty White!

Remembering Jeffrey Hayden

Remembering Jeffrey Hayden

The director passes away at age 90.

Sanford and Son Turns 45

"I'm comin' to join ya, Elizabeth!"

Sanford and Son Turns 45! The show debuted on January 14, 1972.

John Wells' Interview is now online!

John Wells' Interview Is Now Online!

The writer/show creator talks ER, The West Wing, Shameless, and more!

Today Turns 65!

TV's first morning show turns 65!

Today debuted January 14, 1952 on NBC.

Jeff Fager Online

Jeff Fager's Interview is now online! 

The Executive Producer of 60 Minutes talks producing television's longest-running news magazine.

Felicity Huffman's Interview Is Now Online!

Felicity Huffman's Interview Is Now Online!

The actress talks Sports Night, Desperate Housewives, American Crime, and more!

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Leslie Uggams: Breaking BarriersBlog post imageWhenever one of us is on, "Oh my God, quick turn on the television." With me being on [Sing Along with] Mitch every day, it gave my people a chance to see somebody that looked like them. Because back then there weren’t even commercials that you could...

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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.