66th Primetime Emmy Awards!

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

The 2014 Emmy nominees have been announced- click here for the full list!

Lucy Lawless now online

Lucy Lawless' Interview is Now online!

The actress talks Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica, and more!

Remembering Don Pardo

Remembering Don Pardo

The long-time Saturday Night Live announcer passes away at 96.

The Carol Burnett Show's Most Infamous Blooper

The Carol Burnett Show's Infamous Blooper

Vicki Lawrence gives the backstory on one of the best bloopers in TV history. #FeelGoodFriday

Silvio Horta now online

Silvio Horta's Interview is now online!

The Ugly Betty showrunner talks telenovelas, network notes, and Justin's coming out. 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus now online

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Interview is now online!

The actress talks Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, Veep, and more!

Feel Good Friday: Why TV Matters

Feel Good Friday: Why TV Matters

Phylicia Rashad shares what Nelson Mandela told her about the importance of The Cosby Show

Gail Parent now online

Gail Parent's Interview is Now online!

The writer talks The Carol Burnett Show and creating Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

Capturing TV History Through Video Interviews

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Welcome to EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG, the online home of the Television Academy Foundation’s ARCHIVE OF AMERICAN TELEVISION.

The Archive collects in-depth video interviews with TV's greatest legends and pioneers. Browse the interviews by person, show, topic or profession.


Five Things You Didn't Know: Emmys EditionBlog post imageSeveral Archive interviewees are nominated for Emmys this year! Here are some fun facts you may not know about five of our nominees:   1. Nominee Vince Gilligan (Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series) worked with Bryan Cranston prior to...

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Click on INTERVIEWS in the menu bar to get started. Names are clickable and take you directly to the interview. Most links have a roll-over feature so you can see a clip description. Click on the link to start playing an interview segment. 

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What prompted former child star Ron Howard to learn cursive writing?

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.