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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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This category consists of announcers, children's show hosts, film critics, game show hosts, interviewers, religious broadcasters, sportscasters, talk show hosts, TV chefs, and TV judges.

Highlights
Stephanie Edwards on her strengths as a host 
Bob Barker on the origin and premise of the game show The Price is Right
Dick Cavett on advice to aspiring talk show hosts
Regis Philbin on hosting WABC New York's The Morning Show (before going national)
Andy Cohen on why Watch What Happens Live is one of the accomplishments he's proudest of in his career
Who talked about this profession

Bob Barker

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Bob Barker on his advice to aspiring show hosts

Chuck Barris

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Chuck Barris on hosting The Gong Show and being hated by critics

Tom Bergeron

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Tom Bergeron on his philosophy on making a show work
Tom Bergeron on his philosophy on making a show work
Tom Bergeron on his hosting style and the challenges of doing a live show
Tom Bergeron on his advice for aspiring hosts
Tom Bergeron on his advice for aspiring hosts

Pat Boone

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Pat Boone on qualities that make him a good host
Pat Boone on advice for hosting

Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain on advice to aspiring writers and television personalities

Alton Brown

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Alton Brown on agreeing to host Good Eats
Alton Brown on developing the visual style of Good Eats
Alton Brown on his "character" as host of Good Eats, his evil twin "B.A.", and his wardrobe

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on his interviewing style and advice from Jack Paar
Dick Cavett on advice to aspiring talk show hosts

Dick Clark

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Dick Clark on hosting Dick Clark's Caravan of Music, later renamed Bandstand, and on moving from doing the radio to television version of Bandstand
Dick Clark on the trick of being a good host and connecting with teenagers over the many decades of American Bandstand

Nick Clooney

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Nick Clooney on problems he encountered in broadcasting because of his young looks and mature voice
Nick Clooney on getting the offer to work for American Movie Classics (AMC)
Nick Clooney on getting the offer to work for American Movie Classics (AMC)

Andy Cohen

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Andy Cohen on advice to aspiring television hosts
Andy Cohen on advice to aspiring television hosts

Bob Costas

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Bob Costas on how his style affects telling the story of sports

Richard Dawson

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Richard Dawson on his start in television hosting with Mike Stokey
Richard Dawson on hosting Match Game and Family Feud
Richard Dawson on how hosting Family Feud fit him perfectly 
Richard Dawson on advice to aspiring game show hosts

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on interviewing Frank Lloyd Wright and what he learned about interviewing

Stephanie Edwards

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Stephanie Edwards on her strengths as a host 
Stephanie Edwards on interviewing and hosting
Stephanie Edwards on her interview style on Everyday

Dick Enberg

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Dick Enberg on the importance of listening in broadcasting
Dick Enberg on the importance of objectivity in sports announcing
Dick Enberg on what he is imparting to the listener when announcing play-by-play for baseball
Dick Enberg on calling a game by himself as opposed to working with others in the announcing booth
Dick Enberg on advice to an aspiring sportscaster

Sonny Fox

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Sonny Fox on advice for those interested in hosting a children's show

Fred Foy

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Fred Foy on the craft of announcing, on his technique and his voice

Harry Friedman

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Harry Friedman on advice to an aspiring game show host

Mario Kreutzberger

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Mario Kreutzberger on his role as the host of Sabado Gigante: "communication is magic"

Peter Lassally

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Peter Lassally on advice to aspiring talk show hosts

Peter Marshall

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Peter Marshall on what makes a good game show host

Wink Martindale

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Wink Martindale on what makes a good game show host, and on game show hosts he admires like Bill Cullen
Wink Martindale on executive producing game shows, and on his production company
Wink Martindale on the craft of game show hosting
Wink Martindale on his advice to an aspiring game show host

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on how his role on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson expanded over the years, and on being considered Carson's "second banana"
Ed McMahon on what makes a good announcer

Tammy Faye Bakker Messner

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Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner on her first television appearance and creating The Jim and Tammy Show

Leonard Nimoy

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Leonard Nimoy on the longevity of In Search of... and how the schedule allowed him to do stage work during the series run

Bill Nye

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Bill Nye on how much of a persona he has as host of Bill Nye, The Science Guy
Bill Nye on advice for aspiring hosts

Don Pardo

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Don Pardo on the announcer's role to the story on radio
Don Pardo on delivering a news announcement and having to double as an engineer
Don Pardo on the process of broadcasting early television as an announcer
Don Pardo on announcing a baseball game in 1946 on television
Don Pardo on working on children's television: Animal Fair
Don Pardo on his announcing style and keeping his voice in shape
Don Pardo on advice to aspiring announcers

Maury Povich

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Maury Povich on his preference between hosting a talk show and anchoring news
Maury Povich on enjoying hosting Maury
Maury Povich on advice for aspiring talk show hosts

Jeff Probst

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Jeff Probst on hosting Back Chat  and Music FX  on the FX Network
Jeff Probst on hosting Back Chat and Music FX on the FX Network
Jeff Probst on his favorite tribal council segments and his interview style on Survivor
Jeff Probst on advice to aspiring hosts
Jeff Probst on advice to aspiring hosts

Jacques Pépin

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Jacques Pépin on deciding to become a chef, and on becoming an apprentice
Jacques Pépin on how he came to be a television chef
Jacques Pépin on preparing to cook on television
Jacques Pépin on being involved in post-production on his shows, and on the sponsors of his shows
Jacques Pépin on what he enjoys about cooking, and on teaching cooking in class and on television

Geraldo Rivera

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Geraldo Rivera on hosting Geraldo At Large on Fox News
Geraldo Rivera on hosting Geraldo At Large on Fox News

Al Roker

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Al Roker on being nervous on camera when he first started in television; on his on camera presence
Al Roker on learning meteorology and working with weather maps
Al Roker on people blaming the weatherman for bad weather

Pat Sajak

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Pat Sajak on wanting to be in entertainment
Pat Sajak on developing his style as a host in the armed forces radio
Pat Sajak on the perception of a game show host and how it affected his try at being a late night host

Judith Sheindlin

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Judith Sheindlin on her court room set on Judge Judy, and on making it as much like a "real" court as possible
Judith Sheindlin on not changing her ways as a judge when she started on Judge Judy, and on the impact the show has had
Judith Sheindlin on advice to an aspiring daytime television personality

Bill Tush

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Bill Tush on interviewing celebrities for CNN's Showbiz Today
Bill Tush on advice to aspiring television personalities
Bill Tush on the ground rules for interviewing celebrities for CNN's Showbiz Today

Bob Vila

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Bob Vila on advice he was given for hosting This Old House
Bob Vila on making others feel at ease in front of the camera
Bob Vila on being telegenic and creating This Old House
Bob Vila on advice to aspiring hosts

John Walsh

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John Walsh on being approached to host America's Most Wanted on the new FOX network

Joseph A. Wapner

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Joseph Wapner on advice to aspiring TV judges