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Remembering Marty Pasetta

May 26th, 2015
Marty Pasetta

We're sad to learn that director/producer Marty Pasetta passed away on May 21, 2015 at the age of 82. Pasetta's first job in television was at San Francisco's KGO-TV in 1952.

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Interview clip: Jerry Lewis discusses 1959's "short" Academy Awards telecast

February 28th, 2011

Something you won't see today: the Academy Awards ceremony running 20 minutes short! That's what happened in 1959. Despite Oscars co-host Jerry Lewis' attempts to counter "dead-air," the network (NBC) eventually popped in a sports review film. Jerry gives his perspective in this Archive interview clip:

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