Posts Tagged ‘Creative Arts Emmy Awards’

Congratulations to Hector Ramirez for his Record Number of Emmy Nominations!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Congratulations to Archive Interviewee Hector Ramirez, the individual record holder for the most overall Emmy nominations with a whopping 64 nominations! Ramirez got his start as a camera operator on All in the Family and went on to work on most of Norman Lear’s sitcoms, including Maude, The Jeffersons and Good Times. Also skilled at shooting variety shows, Ramirez worked on The Carol Burnett Show, shot Elvis: The ’68 Comeback Special, and regularly does camera work and technical direction for live awards shows such as The Grammys, The Academy Awards, and The Emmys. In the clip below, he discusses his Emmy win for the “Steadicam Tango” on the hit show, Dancing with the Stars:

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About this interview:

In his Archive interview, Hector Ramirez discusses his career as a camera operator, from his start on All in the Family, to one of his current positions as an Emmy-winning camera operator on Dancing With the Stars. He speaks of his move from Columbia to the United States, attending the Don Martin School of Radio and Television Arts and Sciences, and his work on Norman Lear sitcoms Maude, The Jeffersons, and Good Times. He details his work shooting several music and comedy specials, including Paul Simon’s Concert in Central Park, as well as his experiences as camera operator for The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The Emmy Awards, The Grammys, and MTV’s Award Shows. Ramirez also comments on holding the record for the most number of Emmy nominations, and shares his thoughts on reality television and what forms good composition. Beth Cochran conducted the three-and-a-half-hour interview on May 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA.

“America’s Most Wanted’s” John Walsh to Receive Governors Award at this year’s Primetime Creative Arts Emmys

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The Archive offers congratulations to America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh, who will receive the Governors Award at this Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The award honors “an individual, company or organization that has made a substantial impact and demonstrated the extraordinary use of television.” Walsh’s efforts are indeed exceptional: tips from viewers of America’s Most Wanted have led to the capture of over 1150 fugitives. Interviewed by The Archive of American Television in 2008, Walsh shares why he decided to host America’s Most Wanted after the kidnapping and unsolved murder of his young son, Adam:

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About the interview:

In his Archive interview, John Walsh discusses his start in the hotel business and speaks openly about the kidnapping of his son, Adam. Walsh shares how he was approached by producers Linda Otto and Alan Landsburg to be involved with a television movie, Adam, based on Adam’s kidnapping and murder. The overwhelming, positive response to the movie led to a sequel, Adam: His Song Continues, and to Walsh and his wife becoming active in getting legislation passed to aid in the recovery of missing children. Walsh discusses his initial reluctance to hosting America’s Most Wanted, on the fledgling FOX network, but soon saw the huge potential of the show to assist in the capture of fugitives. He also briefly hosted a daytime talk show, The John Walsh Show, and continues to fight for the creation of a national DNA Database. Melody Chen conducted the one-hour interview on October 28, 2008 in North Hollywood, CA.