The 54th Grammy Awards air tonight at 8 p.m. PT/ET on CBS. Performers will include Adele, Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Bruce Springstein, and Taylor Swift. Diana Ross will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Over the years the Archive has interviewed several Grammy Award winners and producers. In his 2001 interview comedian Bob Newhart discusses his Grammy-award winning album, “The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart”:
And in his 2004 interview, Ted Bergmann shares the story behind producing the precursor to the televised Grammy Awards, Best on Record:
Enjoy tonight’s show, everyone! The tributes should be particularly moving – one was already planned for the late Etta James, and word is there will now be another in honor of the talented Whitney Houston, who passed away unexpectedly just yesterday.