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Call for Entries: 29th College Television Awards

Friday, January 4th, 2008


To all future Archive interviewee wannabes:

The College Television Awards competition, sponsored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, rewards excellence in college student video, digital and film productions. Students currently enrolled in a community college, college or university may apply, and for the first time, can submit their video entries online. The entry deadline is January 15, 2008.

CTA Categories
* Animation (all forms)
* Children’s
* Comedy
* Comedy Series
* Commercial
* Documentary
* Drama
* Drama Series
* Magazine
* Music (best composition)
* Music (best use of music)
* Newscast

Click here for official rules and guidelines.

Archive of American Television Celebrates its 10th

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007


Top Row (L to R): Television Academy COO Alan Perris with Betty White; Bud Yorkin; Loretta Swit; George Shapiro; Marilyn & Monty Hall; Bob Mackie; Doris Roberts.
Middle Row (L to R): Frederick Pierce; Richard & Esther Shapiro; Carl Reiner; Elinor Donahue; Mel Shavelson; Marla Gibbs; Del Reisman.
Bottom Row (L to R): Barbara Eden; Charles Fox and Vic Mizzy; Jack Larson; Rose Marie; Tom Bosley and Marion Ross; Television Academy chairman Dick Askin with Mickey & Jan Rooney. (Photos: Mathew Imaging)

Over 300 interviewees and Archive of American Television supporters attended the June 4th event at Crustacean restaurant in Beverly Hills to celebrate the official 10th anniversary of the Archive. The cocktail reception featured the premiere of the Archive’s presentation reel and a few choice remarks by Television Academy chairman Dick Askin who shared the sentiments of everyone at the event when he marveled at the vast amount of television history represented in the room that night.

Among the Archive of American Television interviewees who attended were:
Edie Adams, Ray Aghayan, Army Archerd, Larry Auerbach, Ted Bergmann, Steve Binder, Tom Bosley, Carl Brainard, Dann Cahn, Charles Cappleman, Roy Christopher, Henry Colman, Hal Cooper, Warren Cowan, Dixon Dern, Walter Dishell, Elinor Donahue, Barbara Eden, Ruth Engelhardt, June Foray, Charles Fox, Eddie Foy, Chuck Fries, Betty Garrett, David Gerber, Marla Gibbs, Monty Hall, Florence Henderson, Seaman Jacobs, Joseph Jennings, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Larson, Art Linkletter, Charles Lisanby, Sam Lovullo, A.C. Lyles, Bob Mackie, Ann Marcus, Leslie Martinson, Jayne Meadows Allen, Nolan Miller, Vic Mizzy, Anne Nelson, Alan Neuman, David Newell, Nicholas Noxon, Hugh O’Brian, Marty Pasetta, Frederick Pierce, Carl Reiner, Del Reisman, John Rich, Ted Rich, Rita Riggs, Doris Roberts, Phil Roman, Rose Marie, Marion Ross, Stanley Rubin, Jay Sandrich, Joseph Sargent, Thomas Sarnoff, Bob Schiller, George Schlatter, Esther Shapiro, George Shapiro, Richard Shapiro, Melville Shavelson, Hazel Shermet Rhine, Doris Singleton, Ira Skutch, Gary Smith, John Soh, Lynn Stalmaster, Leonard Stern, Jeremy Stevens, Bob Stewart, Dick Stiles, Loretta Swit, Judge Joseph Wapner, Betty White, Ben Wolf, Bud Yorkin

See additional photos in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences gallery.

Archive of American Television in the News

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Last night, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation hosted a star-studded celebration honoring its 500 interviewees on the Archive’s 10th Anniversary. More info to follow, but we thought you’d enjoy this clip from CBS’ local affiliate, KCAL9 in Los Angeles.

Click here to watch the clip!

Also, check out Army Archerd’s column on the big event.
Click here to read the story.


See exclusive photos from Hollywood.com

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Students: The Television Academy Foundation’s 2007 Summer Internships Application Deadline is Approaching

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Students: Just a reminder that the deadline applications for the Television Academy Foundation’s Student Internship Program — Summer 2007 is March 15th.

Even if you’ve watched just one Archive interview, you know how life-changing a mentor or on-the-job experience can be. The Academy Foundation’s internship program, one of the most prestigious in the country, offers selected students the chance to “get their foot in the door” of today’s television industry. The paid internships are designed to give qualified full-time students (undergraduate and graduate) pursuing degrees at colleges and universities in the United States in-depth exposure to television production, techniques and practices in a variety of professional disciplines. If you’re a student who’s pursuing a career in television, don’t miss your chance to apply for this incredible opportunity. Click here for full details and application information.

Reminder: Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship Deadline is Coming Up

Monday, February 5th, 2007
Entry deadline is February 15, 2007.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation (which runs the Archive of American Television), in association with Ernst & Young LLP, is offering two scholarships in honor of Fred Rogers, the creator and host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The scholarships are intended to support and encourage aspiring upper division or graduate students to pursue careers in children’s media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers’ work. To see our original post about this amazing opportunity (and about our interview with Fred Rogers himself), click here. Hurry, there are only a few more “snappy new days” left to apply!

Click here for full Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship application information.

Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship Applications Are Now Being Accepted!

Friday, December 15th, 2006

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, in association with Ernst & Young LLP, is offering two scholarships in honor of Fred Rogers, the creator and host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The scholarships are intended to support and encourage aspiring upper division or graduate students to pursue careers in children’s media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers’ work.

From 1967 to 2001, Fred Rogers produced his daily children’s television program, celebrating imagination and play, exploring children’s feelings and sense of self worth, and treating young viewers with love and respect. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood continues to air on PBS stations throughout the United States and remains the gold standard of how television can enlighten, educate and increase social consciousness and understanding. The Archive of American Television was very honored to conduct his four-and-a-half hour videotaped interview (puppets and all) in 1999. Click here to access Fred Rogers’ Archive interview.

Two $10,000 scholarships are awarded annually to two qualified applicants. In addition to the monetary award, successful applicants are mentored by children’s programming professionals during the academic year.

The Fred Rogers Scholarships are made possible through the generous underwriting of Ernst & Young.

Entry deadline is February 15, 2007.

Click here for full Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship application information.

Los Angeles Residents: Enjoy A Shopping Day at Bloomingdale’s Benefiting the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation

Monday, December 4th, 2006

On Tuesday, December 5th, from noon to 8 PM, Bloomingdale’s (14060 Riverside Drive) in Sherman Oaks, California, is hosting a “Shopping Works Wonders Day” to benefit the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation (the Archive of American Television’s parent organization). 10% of the proceeds from receipts turned in to the Foundation’s table (located on Level 2) will be donated to the Foundation.

As an extra incentive, Bloomingdale’s will give you a $15 gift card for every $150 you spend (some exclusions apply).

Click here for more details.

Students: Be All That You Can TV!

Thursday, September 28th, 2006


Although we usually highlight things from television’s past, we thought we’d pass on this terrific opportunity for television’s future….

Each year, hundreds of students from all across the nation enter the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation’s College Television Awards competition. If someone you know is in a degree program at a small community college or a large university, this is an opportunity to make their film, video or digital work known to the television community nationwide.

Entries must have been made for college course credit between Sept. 1, 2005 and Dec. 31, 2006 (15-month eligibility period).

No Entry Fee.
Cash Awards.
Awards are presented at the Annual Awards Gala in March.

The 28th Annual College Television Awards is now accepting submissions from eligible student producers in a variety of categories. For more information, click below:

APPLICATION IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD — CLICK HERE
ENTRY POSTMARK DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2007

Just Published: A Guide to Television, Film, and Digital Media Programs at Top Colleges and Universities Nationwide

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Anyone who’s watched the Archive of American Television’s interviews, knows that many of our honorees stress how a solid education or a special mentorship was critical to their success.

If you or someone you know would like to pursue a career in the industry, check out the schools featured in the just-published Television, Film, and Digital Media Programs: 556 Outstanding Programs at Top Colleges and Universities across the Nation.

Co-written with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation (the Archive’s parent organization), The Princeton Review guide profiles 215 schools that offer a total 556 of the most outstanding programs in television, film, and digital media studies. The book details areas of focus, faculty and campus equipment. You’ll also find a foreword written by HBO Chairman and CEO Chris Albrecht and 16 thumbnail profiles of successful industry professionals who benefited from the mentorship and programs of the Academy’s Foundation.

An Archive Staff Note

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Those of you who’ve watched our online interviews with Barbara Eden, Bob Mackie, Frances Reid, Phil Roman and Doris Singleton are already familiar with Jennifer Howard (pictured here with interviewee Doris Singleton, left), a staff researcher at the Archive of American Television who conducted those interviews. After being with the Archive for almost seven years and meticulously researching the lives and careers of close to 100 interviewees, Jennifer will be leaving her full-time position because she’s moving a few more miles away from our headquarters — which in L.A. traffic parlance, means that the commute is impossible. Today is her last day as a full-time staffmember.

Without the hard work of our research team, the interviews would lack the scope and detail so essential in capturing the voices of these television legends for generations to come. Please join us in wishing Jennifer the best and keep your eyes open — as we continue posting interviews, you’ll be seeing a lot more of her work in the months to come.