Archive Newsletter - April, 2010

Here's the new edition of the Television Academy Foundation's Archive of American Television quarterly newsletter, with the latest updates about our interview collection and our new online home: EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG



VISIT OUR NEWLY CURATED SHOW PAGES

  In celebration of several classic TV show anniversaries, the Archive has created curated pages for — the 25th anniversary of Moonlighting (listen to show creator Glenn Gordon Caron talk about casting then-unknown Bruce Willis); 50th of The Untouchables: "The White Slavers" (director Walter Grauman describes how he appeased the censor while shooting a particularly violent scene); and 50th of The Twilight Zone: "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" (associate producer Del Reisman comments on how Rod Serling created The Twilight Zone to offer the kind of social commentary seen in this episode).

 



THE CAST OF "MODERN FAMILY" ON CLASSIC TV


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hosted "An Evening with Modern Family" on March 3rd. The ensemble was interviewed on the press line about working on the show as well as the kinds of family shows that they watched on television growing up. See interviews with: Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burell, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and others at the Archive's new Modern Family page.



THE SIMPSONS
REVISIT "SAMMY'S VISIT"


When Bart Simpson is kissed by a Sarah Silverman-voiced girl in the recently aired Simpsons episode "Stealing First Base," it sends him into a Cinema Paradiso-esque revelry of classic screen kisses. The choice for the final "kiss" clip? Sammy Davis Jr.'s famed smooch to Archie Bunker. Visit the Archive's new page on All in the Family: "Sammy's Visit" for interviewees discussing the making of this classic TV episode, and watch the Simpsons kisses montage in the featured content.

 


REMEMBERING TWO TV ICONS:
"KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER" FESS PARKER and "I SPY" STAR ROBERT CULP

Fess Parker (1924-2010) became a TV star portraying "Davy Crockett" in a series of adventures on Disneyland, earning him an Emmy nomination as "Most Outstanding New Personality" in 1955. Parker had a rare second act in American TV stardom, as Daniel Boone, on the NBC series that ran from 1964-70. Robert Culp (1930-2010) was an Emmy nominee for writing and starring in I Spy. He was also known for his work on The Outer Limits, The Greatest American Hero, and Everybody Loves Raymond.

 


NEW “THE ARCHIVE OF AMERICAN TELEVISION PRESENTS” DVD RELEASE

"Rod Serling: Studio One Dramas" presents two programs from one of the preeminent television writers of TV's Golden Age. Before his even greater fame as the host-creator of The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling was an Emmy-winning writer of potent TV dramas such as "The Arena" (starring Wendell Corey as a newly elected US senator) and "The Strike" (starring James Daly as a Korean War major who must decide whether to give an order that will mean certain death to his men). This "Archive of American Television Presents" DVD release is currently available.



NEW INTERVIEWS ONLINE


The Archive continually uploads new interviews. Some recent interviews we recommend: writer-performer Buck Henry (who looks back on favorite sketches and the Mardi Gras remote he did as a guest host of Saturday Night Live);
director Walter Grauman (who talks about working with such TV stars as Robert Stack, Peter Falk, and Angela Lansbury); and actress Maria Riva (who describes her work as a CBS contract player in the '50s).
 


THE ARCHIVE OF AMERICAN TELEVISION AT: EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG


Search through our list of
hundreds of interviews or navigate our site by show title (such as Star Trek, Newhart, and Murder, She Wrote), interviewee professions (such as Animation Professionals, Executives, or Hosts), or by topic (Historic Events and Social Change; Pop Culture; Television and the Presidency).

 

 



Founded in 1997, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation’s Archive of American Television has conducted hundreds of videotaped interviews with the legends of television and makes them available worldwide.

 

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February, 2010