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The Story Behind Roots

January 23rd, 2017
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On January 23, 1977, Roots debuted on ABC. The first installment gave ABC ratings unlike any had that been seen before, and the miniseries went on to shatter viewership records night after night for its eight-day run. 

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I'm So Glad We Had This Time with Carol

October 11th, 2016
Carol Burnett

Growing up, I never saw The Carol Burnett Show on CBS because it aired at 10pm, which was past my bedtime. Then, suddenly, when I was about 7, Carol Burnett and Friends, a truncated, half-hour version of the show began to air daily in syndication.

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"If You Look for the Helpers, You'll Know That There's Hope"

April 17th, 2013

There are things that happen in this world that we sometimes just don'

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Lon Chaney, Jr. in "Frankenstein" on "Tales of Tomorrow" -- Famed "Live" Production that Chaney thought was the Dress Rehearsal

October 31st, 2009

From the Collection: Robert Culp on "I Spy"

September 25th, 2009

Actor/Writer Robert Culp on the creation of I Spy.

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From the Collection: Leonard Nimoy on the creation of the "Vulcan Salute" on "Star Trek"

September 11th, 2009

From the Archive of American Television's Interview collection, Leonard Nimoy describes inventing the "Vulcan Salute," first seen on the original series episode "Amok Time."

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