Archive Newsletter - July, 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.



VISIT OUR NEWLY CURATED SHOW PAGES

The Archive has created new curated pages for several classic TV shows — The Mary Tyler Moore Show: "The Lars Affair" (listen to Archive interviewees talk about this classic series episode that introduced Betty White's "Happy Homemaker" Sue Ann Nivens); The Adventures of Robin Hood (writer Ring Lardner, Jr. acknowledges that the UK-based series employed American writers who were being blacklisted in 1950s Hollywood); One Step Beyond (actress Suzanne Pleshette recounts an amusing story on how she doubled her own double in her episode).

 



JANE LYNCH AND THE ENSEMBLE OF "GLEE"


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hosted "An Evening with Glee" on April 26th. The ensemble was interviewed on the press line about working on the new hit show and their own TV influences. See interviews with: Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and others at the Archive's new Glee page.



20TH ANNIVERSARY OF CLASSIC NEWHART FINALE


Considered one of the finest moments in scripted TV history, Newhart ended its eight season run with a brilliant TV in-joke. The Archive celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Newhart finale with a new show page for Newhart: "The Last Newhart," featuring behind-the-scenes stories from cast Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Tom Poston, and director Dick Martin. Additionally, Archive director Karen Herman was guest blogger at Couric & Co. commenting on its resonance.

 


THE ARCHIVE'S "CLASS OF 2010"

The Archive continues its mission of conducting long-form interviews with individuals who have made a significant contribution to television. The first group of this year's interviewees include: Chris Carter, Richard Chamberlain, Katie Couric, Bob Eubanks, James Hong, Larry King, Bob Vila, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

 


ARTHUR GARDNER TURNS 100

Noted producer Arthur Gardner (Rawhide, The Big Valley) turned 100 on June 7th, becoming the Archive's first centenarian interviewee. Arthur Gardner's full Archive interview, in which he talks about his long carer in film and television, is currently posted online.




NEW "THE ARCHIVE OF AMERICAN TELEVISION PRESENTS" DVD RELEASE

"The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Volume 2" presents 12 memorable dramas from the Emmy Award-winning show as part of "The Archive of American Television Presents" DVD series. The episodes feature performances from such stars as Dana Andrews, James Best, Joan Blondell, Robert Culp, Peter Falk, and Stanwyck herself. The DVD set also includes the unaired episode "Hong Kong and Little Joe," featuring Anna Mae Wong.



NEW INTERVIEWS ONLINE


The Archive continually uploads new interviews. Some recent interviews we recommend: writer/show creator Anne Beatts (who describes controversial sketches that were not-ready-for-prime-time, when she served as one of the original writers of Saturday Night Live);
soap stars Anthony Geary and Genie Francis (who look back on their experiences as daytime TV's signature supercouple); and actor Jerry Mathers (who recalls that he won the role of "Beaver" Cleaver on "Leave it to Beaver" when at the audition he told the producers that he'd rather be at his cub scout meeting).



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 Batman, The Ed Sullivan Show, and Maverick), 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.

PREVIOUS NEWSLETTERS

April, 2010

February, 2010