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
THE ARCHIVE WINS WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST "EVELYN F. BURKEY AWARD"
The Archive of American Television is the 2011 winner of the WGA, east Evelyn F. Burkey Award. Burkey dedicated her professional life to supporting and helping writers and the Guild established this award in 1978 to recognize a person or organization whose contributions have brought honor and dignity to writers everywhere. Past recipients (and Archive interviewees) include: Walter Bernstein, Joan Ganz Cooney, Walter Cronkite, Tom Fontana, Horton Foote, Sidney Lumet, and Andy Rooney.
ON THE SCENE AT THE "PRIMETIME TV CRIMEFIGHTERS" TV ACADEMY EVENT
On the press line for Primetime TV Crimefighters, the Archive filmed several of the stars, including: Mannix's Mike Connors, CSI's Marg Helgenberger, The Glades' Carlos Gomez & Matt Passmore, Undercovers' Boris Kodjoe (photo, left), Rizzoli & Isles' Angie Harmon, and Criminal Minds' Thomas Gibson. The videos can be found on the Archive’s new show page for TV Academy Primetime TV Crimefighters Event.
50 YEARS AGO, TV WAS THERE AS JFK BECAME OUR 35TH PRESIDENT
Television featured in every stage of Kennedy's presidency. His first televised debate with Nixon has been cited as a pivotal moment in his election; the coverage of his inauguration was described by Variety as "a great day for TV"; he was the first President to broadcast his press conferences "live"; the coverage of his assassination and funeral is widely considered a watershed moment for television's growth as a medium. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's inauguration, the Archive created a special curated collection of Archive interviewees on John F. Kennedy's Presidency.
VISIT CURATED SHOW PAGES CELEBRATING CLASSIC TV ANNIVERSARIES
In celebration of several classic TV show anniversaries, visit the Archive's curated show pages: 40 years ago All in the Family brought controversy into our living rooms (watch interviews with producer Norman Lear, ensemble players Carroll O'Connor, Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton and others discussing this classic sitcom); 50 years ago Agnes Moorehead was visited by "The Invaders" (watch interviews with the creators of this classic Twilight Zone episode); Hill Street Blues redefined the cop genre 30 years ago (watch interviews with co-creator Steven Bochco, star Daniel J. Travanti and others on this landmark show).
ARCHIVE INTERVIEWEE NORMAN LLOYD MARKS 70 YEARS ON TV
Norman Lloyd, best known for playing kindly "Dr. Auschlander" on St. Elsewhere, is also a noted producer and director (Alfred Hitchcock Presents, KCET's Hollywood Television Theater). With a recent guest role on Modern Family, he celebrates an over 70 year career in television, having made his TV debut in 1939 on experimental station W2XBS in New York.
NEW "THE ARCHIVE OF AMERICAN TELEVISION PRESENTS" DVD RELEASE
Ages of Man, featuring Sir John Gielgud's one-man show of selections of Shakespearean soliloquies and sonnets, is the latest issue of "The Archive of American Television Presents" DVD series, available from Amazon.com. This performance was originally presented in two parts on CBS in 1966 and won the year's Emmy Award for Outstanding Dramatic Program.
NEW INTERVIEWS ONLINE
The Archive continually uploads new interviews. Some recent interviews we recommend: host Bob Eubanks (who talks about the famed "where's the most unusual place you've made whoopie" response on The Newlywed Game); actress Suzanne Somers (who reveals that she nearly declined auditioning for Three's Company after a near-death plane experience); editor Neil Travis (who describes how being on location for Roots informed his Emmy-Award winning work on the landmark miniseries).
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 The Academy Awards, Bonanza, and The Jeffersons), 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 Television Academy Foundation's Archive of American Television has conducted hundreds of videotaped interviews with the legends of television and makes them available worldwide.