Understanding Ohlmeyer: Requiem for an Executive

November 16th, 2017
Don Ohlmeyer

I’d never been Don Ohlmeyer’s biggest fan. Even the most casual viewer couldn’t escape his name as having been involved with some of the biggest television stories of the ‘90s when he was president of NBC, West Coast.

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Remembering Michael Dann

June 1st, 2016
Michael Dann

We’re sad to learn that executive/producer Michael Dann passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the age of 94. Dann began his television career at NBC before moving on to CBS.

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May 14th, 2016
Leonard H. Goldenson

20 years ago today, on May 14, 1996, we conducted our very first Archive of American Television interview! Leonard H. Goldenson, the founder of ABC, was interviewee #1.

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Nina Tassler’s Interview Is A Master Class In The TV Business

April 5th, 2016
Nina Tassler

We were excited, and yes, maybe even a little bit nervous, for the chance to sit with network executive Nina Tassler for a few hours for the Archive of American Television. After all, this was one of the most powerful people in television.

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Remembering Ralph M. Baruch

March 8th, 2016
Ralph M. Baruch

We're sad to learn that former Viacom Executive Ralph M. Baruch passed away on March 3, 2016 at the age of 92. Baruch's first job in entertainment was in sales at the Du Mont Network.

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Remembering Robert Halmi, Sr.

July 31st, 2014
Robert Halmi, Sr.

We're sad to learn that producer/executive Robert Halmi, Sr. passed away yesterday, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the age of 90 in New York City. Halmi moved to the United States from his native Hungary in 1950 and soon found work as a photographer for Life magazine.

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Remembering Nancy Malone

May 12th, 2014
Nancy Malone

We're sad to hear that Nancy Malone passed away on May 8, 2014 in City of Hope in Duarte, California from complications caused by leukemia. She was 79. Malone was an industry quadruple threat - actress, producer, director, and executive.

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Remembering A.C. Lyles

September 30th, 2013
A.C. Lyles

We're sad to hear of the passing of Executive/Producer A.C. Lyles, who died on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 95. Lyles held the record for the longest continuously-employed person at a motion picture studio (85 years with Paramount).

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Remembering James L. Loper

July 10th, 2013
James L. Loper

We're sad to hear of the passing of executive James L. Loper, who died on Monday, July 8, 2013 at the age of 81. Loper rose through the ranks of public television, serving as President and CEO of KCET through 1982.

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HBO's Sheila Nevins on Making Documentaries That Matter

April 6th, 2012

She's spearheaded some of HBO's most memorab

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