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Celebrating 20 Years of Interviews

The Archive of American Television is now part of The Interviews: An Oral History of Television!

Remembering Della Reese

Remembering Della Reese

The performer passes away at age 86.

Horace Newcomb now online

Television Studies 101 with Dr. Horace Newcomb

The Television Scholar/Critic's interview is now online!

PRODUCER'S POINTERS: HOW TO TURN YOUR HOLIDAY INTO FAMILY HISTORY 101

Turn Your Holiday Into Family History 101

A crash course in oral history: a guide to making your holiday a family historian's dream.

Understanding Ohlmeyer: Requiem for an Executive

Understanding Ohlmeyer: Requiem for an Executive

John Dalton reflects on the accomplished and complicated career of Don Ohlmeyer.

Rita Lakin's interview is now online

Rita Lakin's Interview Is Now Online!

The writer talks Peyton Place, The Doctors, The Rookies, and more!

John Singleton Online

Our Interview with John Singleton is now online!

The writer/director talks Boyz N The Hood, Snowfall, Empire and more!

Leslie Uggams' Interview Is Now Online!

Leslie Uggams' Interview Is Now Online!

The performer talks Roots, Sing Along with Mitch, The Leslie Uggams Show, and more!

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Remembering Della ReeseBlog post imageWe’re sad to learn that performer Della Reese has passed away at the age of 86. Reese began her career at 13, touring with gospel legend Mahalia Jackson. She went on to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show 17 times, as well as on The Merv Griffin Show and...

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New from the Archive of American Television Presents DVD Series

Omnibus: Mr. Lincoln

A tele-biography by renowned author, screenwriter, and film critic James Agee, Mr. Lincoln (1952) earned wide acclaim as the centerpiece of OMNIBUS' inaugural season. Starring: Royal Dano and Joanne Woodward.

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