John Amos now online

John Amos' interview is now online!

The actor talks Good Times, Roots, and more!

Remembering Milton Delugg

Remembering Milton Delugg

The music director of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and The Tonight Show passes away at 96.

Michael Learned now online

Michael Learned's interview is now online!

The actress talks playing "Olivia Walton" on The Waltons and more!

Ken Levine's interview is now online

Ken Levine's interview is now online!

The prolific comedy writer talks M*A*S*H, Cheers, Frasier, and writing partner David Isaacs.

David Isaacs' Interview is now online

David Isaacs' Interview is now online!

The prolific comedy writer talks M*A*S*HCheersFrasier, and writing partner Ken Levine.

Remembering Richard L. Bare

Remembering Richard L. Bare

The Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, and Maverick director passes away at age 101.

Nick Stewart now online

Nick Stewart's interview is now online!

The actor talks working with Milton Berle and Mae West, and playing "Lightnin'" on Amos n' Andy.

Norman Stiles now online

Norman Stiles' Interview is now online!

The former Sesame Street head writer shares the story of the iconic "Goodbye, Mr. Hooper" episode.

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Remembering Richard L. BareBlog post imageWe're sad to learn that director Richard L. Bare passed away on March 28, 2015 at the age of 101. Bare worked in a combat photography unit during Word War II and soon after transitioned to making short films for Warner Bros., starting with "So You Want...

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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.