Geri Jewell Now online

Learn the Facts of Geri Jewell's Life in her Archive Interview!

The actress talks The Facts of Life, Deadwood, and breaking barriers on American television.

Star Trek at 50

Star Trek is 50!

The original series premiered on September 8, 1966 with "The Man Trap."

Remembering Hugh O'Brian

Remembering Hugh O'Brian

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp actor passes away at age 91.

Mark Snow now online

Mark Snow reveals the truth behind the X-Files theme

He talks about scoring Hart to Hart, Smallville, and being the sole composer on The X-Files.

Hollywood and the Unions

Our latest Google Cultural Institute exhibit!

Celebrate Labor Day by exploring the history of Hollywood and its unions.

Reuben Cannon now online

Reuben Cannon's Interview Is Now Online!

The casting executive/producer talks casting Moonlighting, The A-Team, and more!

That Girl turns 50

That Girl turns 50!

Celebrate the show's 50th with new interviews from producers Saul Turteltaub & Bernie Orenstein!

Why I Became An Oral Historian And How You Can Be One, Too

Why I Became An Oral Historian And How You Can Be One, Too

Why oral histories matter, and how you can conduct your own!

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Learn the Facts of Geri Jewell’s Life in her Archive interview! Blog post imageAs Cousin Geri on The Facts of Life, Geri Jewell broke ground on American television: she became the first person with a visible disability to have a recurring role on an American primetime TV series. The character was tailored to Geri, a real-life stand-up...

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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.