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.

Remembering Arthur Hiller

Remembering Arthur Hiller

The director passes away at age 92.

Connie Chung Now Online

Happy 70th birthday, Connie Chung!

The TV journalist was born on August 20, 1946.

Garry Marshall: An Appreciation

Remembering Garry Marshall

A tribute the the late, great writer/producer.

The Archive Partners with the Google Cultural Institute!

The Archive partners with the Google Cultural Institute!

Hear the history of U.S. presidential elections, as told by our interviewees.

Nina Tassler Now Online

A Master Class in TV with Nina Tassler

The former CBS Exec talks developing CSI, The Big Bang Theory, and more!

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!

Reuben Cannon now online

Reuben Cannon's Interview Is Now Online!

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

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Composer Mark Snow Explains The Origins of His Music for Some Files Marked “X”Blog post imageIt’s one of THE most iconic TV themes of all time. It starts with a spooky echo, followed by 6 whistled notes. It’s from a popular sci-fi show, which was recently revived after its original 1993-2002 run. Yep, that would be The X-Files theme,...

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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.