Posts Tagged ‘Bob Newhart interview’

Music’s Big Night: The 54th Grammy Awards

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

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.

“Five” Premieres Tonight on Lifetime!

Monday, October 10th, 2011

From Marta Kauffman and fellow executive producers Jennifer Aniston, Paula Wagner, Kristin Hahn, Kevin Chinoy, and Francesca Silvestri, comes Five, an anthology of five short films “exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives.” Known primarily for her comedies (she and writing partner David Crane co-executive produced Dream On, and co-created Veronica’s Closet and Friends), Kauffman shared a few words about incorporating humor into Five in her Archive interview:

“I’m working on a project for Lifetime … with Jennifer Aniston – she’s also executive producer. We’re doing five short films about breast cancer that will all air in one night, which I am very excited about. They’ll bring humor to a pretty dark subject … It’s a drama because it’s breast cancer, but there will be comedy in it.”

Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins, and Penelope Spheeris directed the films, and Patricia Clarkson, Rosario Dawson, Kathy Najimy, Tony Shalhoub, Jeffrey Tambor, and Archive Interviewee Bob Newhart are among the stars. Five airs tonight at 9pm/8c on Lifetime.

View Marta Kauffman’s full interview with David Crane here:

Bob Newhart Has a Dream: 20 Years Ago Today

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Considered one of the finest moments in scripted TV history, Newhart ended its eight season run with a brilliant TV in-joke. TV Land to Go: The Big Book of TV Lists, TV Lore, and TV Bests by Tom Hill describes the episode as “a bizarre final chapter in the strange tale of Bob’s life in Vermont, and an ending that immediately became a television legend.”

The Archive of American Television celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Newhart finale two ways. Tune in tonight to the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, which features a final segment with Bob Newhart himself (and a clip of our interview with Suzanne Pleshette) discussing the landmark show. Plus, see the Archive’s new show page for Newhart: “The Last Newhart” featuring behind-the-scenes stories from Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Tom Poston, and director Dick Martin.