Norman Lear Turns 93!

Happy 93rd birthday, Norman Lear!

The writer/producer/show creator (All in the Family, The Jeffersons) was born on July 27, 1922.

And The Nominees Are...

And The Nominees Are ...

The Archive congratulates our interviewees nominated for this year's Emmy Awards!

Vince Gilligan's Advice: Go Down Swingin'

Vince Gilligan's Advice: Go Down Swingin'

The Breaking Bad creator encourages you to follow your passion.

Connie Britton Now Online

Connie Britton's Interview Is Now Online!

The actress talks Spin City, Friday Night Lights, Nashville and more!

Happy 80th birthday, Diahann Carroll!

Happy 80th Birthday, Diahann Carroll!

The actress shares what socially responsible television means to her.

Perry Wolff now online

Perry Wolff's Interview Is Now Online!

The writer/producer talks A Tour of the White House, "The Selling of the Pentagon," and more!

Remembering Marlene Sanders

Remembering Marlene Sanders

The pioneering news correspondent/anchor passes away at age 84.

Alf Clausen now online

Alf Clausen's Interview Is Now Online!

The composer talks Moonlighting, ALF, and over 25 years of The Simpsons.

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Happy 93rd Birthday, Norman Lear!You may know that Norman Lear created All in the Family and The Jeffersons, but did you know that he also produced "Stand By Me" and "The Princess Bride?" Today the prolific writer/producer/director turns 93 and we take a look back at the career of the...

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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.