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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Awards describes shows that present public accolades for distinguished work.

Highlights
Betty White on winning her 1952 Best Actress Emmy 
Bruce Vilanch on the fear of having a host "bomb" on a live awards show
Mary Tyler Moore on winning an Emmy in 1963 for her work on The Dick Van Dyke Show
Bill Conti on playing someone off when their acceptance speech goes long at The Academy Awards
Doris Roberts on both she and James Coco winning Emmys for St. Elsewhere
Debbie Allen on choreographing the Academy Awards ten times
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Berle Adams

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Berle Adams on distributing the Emmys internationally

Ray Aghayan

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Ray Aghayan on designing for The Academy Awards, starting in 1968

Debbie Allen

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Debbie Allen on choreographing the Academy Awards ten times

Charlie Andrews

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Charlie Andrews on producing the 1969 Emmy Awards show

Army Archerd

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Army Archerd on covering the red carpet at The Academy Awards
Army Archerd on filming a scene of California Suite at The Academy Awards
Army Archerd on Ingrid Bergman being shunned then accepted by the Hollywood community

Gilbert Cates

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Gilbert Cates on producing The Academy Awards  
Gilbert Cates on memorable moments from Academy Awards that he's produced

Tony Charmoli

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Tony Charmoli on directing and choreographing for The People's Choice Awards

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on how he came to production design for the Academy Awards, and on the first one he worked on, directed by Marty Pasetta
Roy Christopher on doing production design for the Emmy Awards and for the Emmy Awards
Roy Christopher on doing production design for the Grammys

Dick Clark

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Dick Clark on producing The American Music Awards
Dick Clark on producing The Emmys

Bill Conti

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Bill Conti on the technical processes in place for conducting the orchestra at The Academy Awards
Bill Conti on being asked to conduct and be music director for The Academy Awards
Bill Conti on playing someone off when their acceptance speech goes long at The Academy Awards
Bill Conti on playing Julia Roberts off when her speech went long at The Academy Awards
Bill Conti on being music director for The Academy Awards

Pierre Cossette

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Pierre Cossette on producing The Grammys  (Part 1)
Pierre Cossette on producing The Grammys (Part 2)

Ian Fraser

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Ian Fraser on conducting The Emmy Awards

Mitzi Gaynor

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Mitzi Gaynor on performing with Donald O'Connor on the 1954 Academy Awards
Mitzi Gaynor on singing "There's No Business Like Show Business" on the 1961 Academy Awards
Mitzi Gaynor on singing "Georgy Girl" on The 1967 Academy Awards - the most heralded performance on an Oscar broadcast

Herb Granath

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Herb Granath on a meeting of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences board with actors regarding the Daytime Emmy Awards

Dwight Hemion

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Dwight Hemion on directing Disney's American Teacher Awards
Dwight Hemion on directing the Television Academy Hall of Fame
Dwight Hemion on winning Emmy Awards

Danette Herman

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Danette Herman on assistant producing the GrammysEmmy Awards  and Academy Awards  telecasts and dealing with talent
Danette Herman on coordinating talent for The Kennedy Center Honors
Danette Herman on talent coordinating for the Academy Awards (Part 2)

Louis J. Horvitz

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Louis J. Horvitz on directing The Academy Awards  since 1997; working with various hosts; and challenges of the show
Louis J. Horvitz on first directing The Academy Awards  in 1997
Louis J. Horvitz on highlights of some of The Academy Awards  that he's directed
Louis J. Horvitz on various hosts of The Emmy Awards
Louis J. Horvitz on how production numbers on The Academy Awards and The Emmys differ

Herb Jellinek

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Herb Jellinek on The Emmy Awards

Robert Johnson

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Robert Johnson on the BET Awards and BET's internet presence

Arnie Kogen

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Arnie Kogen on writing for the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards

Buz Kohan

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Buz Kohan on the challenges of writing for the Academy Awards shows

Jerry Lewis

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Jerry Lewis on hosting the 1959 Academy Awards telecast which ran short

Charles Lisanby

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Charles Lisanby on his design work on the 60th Annual Academy Awards and his idea to helicopter a giant Oscar statue over the "Hollywood sign"

Kurt Loder

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Kurt Loder on the MTV Music Video Awards

James L. Loper

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James L. Loper on moving The Emmy Awards to FOX and the license fee for The Emmy Awards

Bob Mackie

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Bob Mackie on designing clothing for the Red Carpet and designing production numbers for The Academy Awards

Anita Mann

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Anita Mann on dancing on and choreographing The Academy Awards

Beth McCarthy-Miller

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Beth McCarthy-Miller on directing The MTV Music Awards

Walter C. Miller

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Walter C. Miller on directing The Country Music Awards
Walter C. Miller on directing and producing The Grammys
Walter C. Miller on being unhappy with the results from a year he directed The Emmy Awards
Walter C. Miller on what makes a good awards show host
Walter C. Miller on directing The Grammys
Walter C. Miller on directing the Tony Awards
Walter C. Miller on directing the People's Choice Awards and the Latin Grammys

Don Mischer

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Don Mischer on producing The Tony Awards with Angela Lansbury as host
Don Mischer on producing the Emmy Awards

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on directing the CableACE Awards

Horace Newcomb

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Horace Newcomb on televising the Peabody Awards

Marty Pasetta

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Marty Pasetta on directing and producing The Grammys
Marty Pasetta on directing The Academy Awards
Marty Pasetta on directing The Academy Awards
Marty Pasetta on directing The Academy Awards

Jeff Probst

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Jeff Probst on hosting The Emmy Awards  and winning an Emmy

Hector Ramirez

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Hector Ramirez on shooting live awards shows

Doris Roberts

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Doris Roberts on both she and James Coco winning Emmys for St. Elsewhere
Doris Roberts on her Emmy Award wins, as well as other award wins

Stanley Rubin

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Stanley Rubin on winning the first Emmy Award ever to awarded a "film made for television" for Your Show Time at the first Emmy Awards ceremony on January 25, 1949

George Schlatter

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George Schlatter on producing The Grammy Awards
George Schlatter on creating and producing The American Comedy Awards

John Shaffner

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John Shaffner on designing the set for The Emmy Awards
John Shaffner on reinventing The Emmy Awards

Garry Shandling

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Garry Shandling on hosting The Emmys

G.E. Smith

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G.E. Smith on acting as music director for the Emmy Awards in 1988

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on directing the 1969 and 1979 New York portions of the Emmy Awards

Ret Turner

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Ret Turner on costume design for The Academy Awards

Bruce Vilanch

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Bruce Vilanch on the fear of having a host "bomb" on a live awards show
Bruce Vilanch on unexpected events at the live awards shows; when Michael Moore gave an anti-war speech at the Oscars

Ellen M. Violett

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Ellen M. Violett on her Emmy nominations

Matthew Weiner

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Matthew Weiner on winning his first Emmy for Mad Men despite the show being "unknown"; on the 60th annual Emmy Awards show

Lauren Zalaznick

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Lauren Zalaznick on producing the VH1 Fashion Awards, and on changes made to the show from 1995 to 1996