Henry Winkler and Notes on Shark Jumping

Notes on Shark Jumping

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Remembering Morley Safer

Remembering Morley Safer

The news correspondent passes away at age 84.

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!

Your Favorite TV Dads!

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Celebrate Father's Day with some of your favorite TV Dads!

Reuben Cannon now online

Reuben Cannon's Interview Is Now Online!

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

Darren Star now online

A Darren Starry Night

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Remembering Alan Young

Remembering Alan Young

The Mister Ed actor passes away at age 96.

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Notes on Shark JumpingBlog post imageIn 1985 at The University of Michigan, a term was quietly coined that would one day enter the lexicon and forever change the way we talked about television. Sean Connolly, Jon Hein’s roommate, invented the phrase “jump the shark” to describe that...

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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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