Remembering Glen Larson

Remembering Glen Larson 

The creator of Magnum, P.I., Quincy M.E., and Battlestar Galactica passes away at age 77.

Why We Love An Underdog: Stephen J. Cannell

Why We Love An Underdog: Stephen J. Cannell

The Rockford Files and The A-Team creator shares how his learning disability proved an asset to his writing. #FeelGoodFriday

Beth McCarthy-Miller now online

Beth McCarthy-Miller's Interview is now online!

The director talks Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Modern Family, and more.

Celebrate Movember with TV Legends' Best Mustaches!

Movember: Time for TV Legends' Best Mustaches! 

We examine the Archive's Most Memorable Mustaches.

Happy 80th Birthday, Garry Marshall!

Happy 80th Birthday, Garry Marshall!

The Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley creator was born November 13, 1934.

Remembering Ernest Kinoy

Remembering Ernest Kinoy

The Defenders and Roots writer passes away at age 89.

Diahann Carroll And TV's Social Responsibility

Diahann Carroll And TV's Social Responsibility

The actress advocates the educational potential of television.

Happy 100th Birthday, Norman Lloyd!

Happy 100th Birthday, Norman Lloyd!

The St. Elsewhere actor and Alfred Hitchcock Presents director was born November 8, 1914.

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Why We Love An Underdog: Stephen J. CannellBlog post imageStephen J. Cannell: writer, show creator (The Rockford Files, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, The Greatest American Hero), and dyslexic. School was always rough for him, but that didn't stop him from a career as a scribe:And as for how his dyslexia affected...

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John Lennon served as Best Man at the wedding of which Everybody Loves Raymond star?

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.