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Celebrate Father's Day with Famous TV Dads!

June 18th, 2017
Andy Griffith

As we celebrate all the fathers out there, here's a peek at what some interviewees had to say about their roles as iconic TV dads. A few played classic TV fathers, while others portrayed more unconventional dads.

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From Al Bundy to Lucious Lyon: FOX Turns 30!

April 5th, 2017
Ed O'Neill

For years it was just the big three: CBS, NBC, and ABC. Dumont was a fledgling 4th during the early years of television, but collapsed in the 1950s. Then on April 5, 1987 the FOX Network launched into primetime and stuck.

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Alf Clausen: 40 Years of Music From "The Carol Burnett Show" to "The Simpsons"

July 9th, 2015
Alf Clausen

As a composer, one of Alf Clausen's main duties is to create the underscore for TV shows, which often blends so seamlessly with the action that we take the music for granted. So when Clausen does his job well (which he always does), you may not notice his work at all.

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Remembering Sam Simon

March 9th, 2015
Sam Simon

We're sad to hear that writer/producer Sam Simon passed away from colon cancer on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the age of 59. Simon started his career in animation, drawing for Bill Cosby's Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids and other Filmation series.

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Clip of the Day: The origin of Homer Simpson's "D'oh!"

March 29th, 2011

For the full quote, see our interview with Dan Castellaneta here.

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