Remembering Hal Cooper

Remembering Hal Cooper

The comedy director passes away at age 91.

Feel Good Friday: Nick Clooney

The World According to Clooney

Host/journalist Nick Clooney (father of George) offers words to live by. #FeelGoodFriday

Hal Linden now online

Hal Linden's Interview is now online!

The actor talks Barney Miller and more!

Rona Barrett Now Online

Rona Barrett's Interview is Now online!

The entertainment journalist talks Cher, Good Morning America, Moonlighting and more!

Remembering Mickey Rooney

Remembering Mickey Rooney

The film, stage, and television actor passes away at age 93.

Michael Chiklis now online

Michael Chiklis' Interview is Now online!

The actor talks The Commish, The Shield, his music career and more!

S. Epatha Merkerson now online

S. Epatha Merkerson's Interview is now online

The actress talks playing "Lt. Van Buren" on Law & Order and "Reba" on Pee-Wee's Playhouse.

Barry Livingston now online

Barry Livingston's Interview is Now Online

The youngest of the My Three Sons clan reflects on one of America's favorite shows.

Capturing TV History Through Video Interviews

Browse Our Interviews


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.


Feel Good Friday: The World According to ClooneyBlog post imageYes, he's George's dad, but Nick Clooney is also an accomplished news anchor, DJ, talk show host, and philanthropist. And as we discovered in his Archive interview, he's got a pretty solid moral compass. Take a look:Sounds like Grandpa Clooney was a wise...

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How did Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel come up with the "two thumbs up" ratings system for films?

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.