Archive Newsletter - October, 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 CURATED SHOW PAGES CELEBRATING CLASSIC TV ANNIVERSARIES

In celebration of several classic TV show anniversaries, visit the Archive's curated show pagesThe Golden Girls turned silver, observing their 25th anniversary on September 14th (watch ensemble cast members Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Betty White discuss the making of this sitcom classic); The Flintstones marked 50 years in the Stone Age on September 30th (watch Joseph Barbera describe the creation of TV's first prime-time animated series); The Andy Griffith Show turned 50 on October 3rd (watch stars Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, and Ron Howard talk about their days in Mayberry).

 



ON THE SCENE AT THE 2010 EMMYS


On the red carpet and in the press tent, the Archive filmed dozens of stars and show creators at the 2010 Emmy Awards, including: Lily Tomlin, George Clooney, Al Pacino, Claire Danes, and Eric Stonestreet. The videos can be found on the Archive’s new show page for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.




50 YEARS AGO AMERICA WATCHED "THE GREAT DEBATES"


“The Great Debates”— a series of discussions with then-Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy— aired on all networks on September 26, October 7, October 13, and October 21, 1960. Variety called the first debate a “dud,” but history has said otherwise, labeling it landmark in Kennedy’s eventual Presidential victory. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of “The Great Debates,” the Archive created a special curated collection of Archive interviewees— watch an excerpt from the first debate and Archive interview excerpts from debates’ producer-director Don Hewitt, first debate moderator Howard K. Smith, CBS News President Sig Mickelson, and others.

 


THE ARCHIVE WINS AN INTERACTIVE MEDIA AWARD

The Archive of American Television’s website, EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG, won a 2010 Interactive Media Award. The honor — for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development— was granted by the Interactive Media Council in recognition of the site’s standards of excellence in various criteria, including design, usability, innovation in technical features, standards compliance and content.

 



ARCHIVE INTERVIEWS NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD


A DVD set of Tim Conway and Harvey Korman’s Archive interviews is now available for purchase from amazon.com. The Archive has made available the legendary comedy duo’s interviews as the first in a new line of DVD releases. Stay tuned for further releases.



NEW "THE ARCHIVE OF AMERICAN TELEVISION PRESENTS" DVD RELEASE

"Evening Primrose" aired as an episode of the '60s anthology series ABC Stage 67 and is the latest issue of "The Archive of American Television Presents" DVD series, available for pre-order from Amazon.com. This made-for-television musical by Stephen Sondheim includes the songs: "If You Find Me, I'm Here" and "Take Me to the World." Extras include newly recorded interviews with director Paul Bogart and co-star Charmian Carr and full-color test footage with star Anthony Perkins.



NEW INTERVIEWS ONLINE

The Archive continually uploads new interviews. Some recent interviews we recommend: voice-over artist Dan Castellaneta (who, as the voice of The Simpsons' Homer Simpson, describes how the exclamation "D'oh!" came about); producer Henry Colman (who recalls a special introduction he was granted by Love Boat guest star Ginger Rogers); and cinematographer John Bartley (photo on left, who discusses the location shooting in Hawaii for Lost)
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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 Alfred Hitchcock Presents, M*A*S*H, and Dallas), 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.