Emmy Awards, The (Primetime and Daytime)


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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The Emmy Awards recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media.

The Emmy Awards are administered by three sister organizations, which focus on various sectors of television and broadband programming:

- The Television Academy (primetime)

- National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (daytime, sports, news and documentary)

- International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (international)

The Primetime Emmy Award is a symbol of peer recognition from over 20,000 Television Academy members. Each member casts a ballot for the category of competition in their field of expertise. See more about How an Emmy is Won.

The Interviews team is also on the red carpet every year, interviewing the nominees. Check out past red carpet interviews here.

Highlights
Hector Ramirez on holding the then-record for the most Emmy nominations; on attending the ceremony
02:34
Michael J. Fox on winning an Emmy Award for his role on Family Ties  ; getting advice on what to say: "I feel four feet tall"
02:34
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on winning an Emmy for her Seinfeld character "Elaine Benes"
01:08
Betty White on winning an Emmy for Outstanding female personality in 1952
01:20
Leonard Nimoy on his reaction to being Emmy-nominated for Star Trek
00:26
Mary Tyler Moore on winning an Emmy in 1963 for her work on The Dick Van Dyke Show
00:37
Anthony Bourdain on his various awards and Emmy nominations
01:30
Allison Janney on her Emmy wins for The West Wing
02:07
Don Mischer on what makes a good Emmy host
01:25
Steve Binder on producing the Primetime Emmy Awards for four years (1983-1987)
02:20
Who talked about this show

Dr. John Leverence

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Dr. John Leverence on the history of the split between the National and Hollywood Chapters of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and how the Daytime awards were briefly administered by the Hollywood Chapter in the '80s and '90s and why that ended (it is now administered by the National Chapter, or NATAS), and on the background of the "wheel" - the license agreement between the major networks who broadcast the Emmys and the Television Academy on an exclusive, rotating basis
07:37
Dr. John Leverence on the Television Academy switching over from physical DVD-shipping for Emmy ballot voting to an online, digital platform and the technical challenges of that process, and on the influence then-Academy Chairman/CEO Bruce Rosenblum and Academy President Maury McIntyre had on this process
02:39
Dr. John Leverence on the impact of allowing cable to compete in the Primetime Emmy Awards after an appeal by director John Moffitt led to a review of the definition of "national broadcasting", and on how at the time, national broadcasting was then-defined by having a presence in homes of over 50% of the United States -- the definition was modified to include audience numbers of "homes passed" (meaning the program was available to them) rather than "homes entered," making HBO and other cable networks qualified for Emmy eligibility for the first time
05:08
Dr. John Leverence on the similarities between the issues faced by both the Television Academy and the Motion Picture Academy in their approaches to categorizing eligibility for content that is niche programming, not mass-marketed to the general public, and how this impacts viewership of the programs
02:41
Dr. John Leverence on the "gentlemen's agreement" that used to exist among the networks not to air competing content during the Emmys telecast, and on why the Emmys telecast is scheduled in September on the Sunday night before the Fall television season began, and why that is irrelevant now
03:11
Dr. John Leverence on Emmys category classifications and changes, such as with the program Shameless which had elements of both comedy and drama categories, and how the show's producers appealed to change the classification to a comedy
02:28
Dr. John Leverence on the Emmys cutoff rule that almost made the final season of The Sopranos ineligible for an Emmy until the year after it aired and how the award year eligibility calendar always will result in some "orphan shows", and on how then-HBO chairman Chris Albrecht appealed to the Television Academy Awards Department for an accommodation which was made to allow the show to be eligible for an Emmy in its final year
02:32
Dr. John Leverence on the classification of a program for the Emmys based on its running time - if a program is 30 minutes it is considered a comedy and if it is 60 minutes it is considered a drama, and on the process by which programs that wish to change categories submit a number of the show's episodes to an "Industry Panel" (an anonymous group of high-level programming executives)
01:01
Dr. John Leverence on the ambiguity surrounding how programs are categorized, and on the issues surrounding the classification of the documentary Surviving R. Kelly as a documentary rather than as an informational series, resulting in a review by the peer group of the guidelines defining the category
00:55
Dr. John Leverence on the issue with guest actors and the rules around their eligibility for Emmy nominations and the effect of high-profile performers such as on these categories, and on the situation when Peter MacNicol was nominated in the guest actor category for Veep, but was ultimately deemed ineligible because he appeared in more than 50% of the total show, violating the Academy's rules for guest actors
03:36
Dr. John Leverence on the issues surrounding the Emmys category of a supporting player in longform, the so-called "Ellen Burstyn Rule" (Ed. note: Dr. Leverence would like to note he misspoke here and meant Ellen Burstyn, not Ellen Barkin), which states that the actor appear on-screen in no less than 5% of total running time to qualify, and on how the Academy defines "on-screen"
02:59
Dr. John Leverence on the importance of the rules of the Emmy Awards being transparent, on the difficulties in processing the nominations to check eligibility and how 75% of the Television Academy Awards staff's time is spent on checking eligibility in preparing the Emmy ballots, and on issues surrounding the eligibility of "consulting producers" and how award eligibility decisions are appealed, and on the limited number of eligible persons per category per show and an issue in 2019 with a show that had people who were both talent and producers but the producer credit was a vanity credit and did not qualify under the Academy guidelines, and on the basic principle that a person can only win one Emmy for doing one role on a show
08:31
Dr. John Leverence on which Television Academy rules he personally lobbied to change after so many years administering the Emmys - such as giving the Engineering Awards their own awards show rather than being included in the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and on drafting the argument for including casting as its own Emmy award category, and on how stunt coordination became an Emmy category
02:46
Dr. John Leverence on the Televison Academy Rule of 14 - "the lungs of the competition" - where if in two consecutive years a category has fewer than 14 Emmy nominations, the Television Academy Board votes on whether to discontinue the category or merge it with another, such as the miniseries category
01:39
Dr. John Leverence on the 2009 decision to expand the main Primetime Emmy award categories beyond five nominees, and the issues arising from too many awards and overlapping awards, and on an instance with apparent "tiering" where you had an award for lead actor in a drama series as well as overall best actor in a drama series and why that can be detrimental to the awards
03:30
Dr. John Leverence on the issues arising from the same individual winning and Emmy in the same category every year, and on how Jean Stapleton declined to be nominated after winning lead actress in a comedy series (for All in the Family) multiple times
01:46
Dr. John Leverence on serving as the executive producer on the Television Academy Creative Arts Awards, and on how the decisions were made around which awards would be awarded during the Primetime Emmy Awards, and which would be awarded during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards
06:14
Dr. John Leverence on the "wheel" which established the Emmy Awards show as a pan-industry event by showcasing it on a different network each year on a revolving basis, and the lingering question of how this might work with different platforms in the future, and on how the networks are selected through the "wheel" process
09:24
Dr. John Leverence on the platinum age of television and the impact of then-current quality of shows being produced and the importance of the Television Academy and the Emmy Awards in celebrating that excellence
01:37
Dr. John Leverence on how and when the names of the winners get affixed to the actual Emmy statuette - since no one knows the names of the winners in advance, all the nominees' names are actually engraved on plates in advance then the non-winning plates are disposed of and the winners' names are affixed to the statuette
02:01
Dr. John Leverence on the origin of and design of the Emmy statuette, designed by Louis McManus, and on the actual weight (about six pounds) and heft of the statuette, made out of compound metal by R.S. Owens
03:39
Dr. John Leverence on the ballot and voting process for the Emmy Awards and how the accounting firm Ernst & Young is able to keep the names of the winners secret - the names of the Emmy winners are only first disclosed when the envelopes are opened live on the telecast
03:15
Dr. John Leverence on Viola Davis winning an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2015 (for How to Get Away with Murder) as the first Black actress to win in that category
00:59
Dr. John Leverence on the single-most valuable asset of the Awards department and his role as the Administrator of the awards: to maintain the integrity of the Emmy, and on how the administration of the award does deal with certain housekeeping measures, but the real challenge is to deal with substantive issues which, if not properly handled, may result in a diminishment of the integrity of the award
02:57
Dr. John Leverence on his advice to those who succeed him in the Emmy Awards department after his retirement: on protecting the integrity of the award as a sacred object
01:48
Dr. John Leverence on an imposter, Barry Bremen, who accepted an Emmy that was intended for Betty Thomas (Hill Street Blues) and who had snuck into the 1985 awards by tricking Leverence into an extra ticket to the show
02:39

Andy Ackerman

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Andy Ackerman on how he got a job editing for WKRP in Cincinnati and winning an Emmy for the show
04:58

Berle Adams

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Berle Adams on the controversy over Fred Astaire winning the Emmy for Best Actor for An Evening With Fred Astaire
00:48
Berle Adams on distributing the Emmys internationally
02:58

Chris Albrecht

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Chris Albrecht on The Sopranos winning Emmys
02:15

Charlie Andrews

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Charlie Andrews on producing the 1969 Emmy Awards
03:10

Alan A. Armer

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Alan A. Armer on winning an Emmy for The Fugitive
00:43

Hank Azaria

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Hank Azaria on winning Emmy awards for his work in The Simpsons
02:06

Thomas Azzari

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Thomas Azzari on winning an Emmy for Fish
00:43

George Balzer

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George Balzer on being nominated for Emmys and winning an Emmy
01:40

Bob Banner

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Bob Banner on winning an Emmy for The Dinah Shore Chevy Show and a number of other awards over the years
01:37

Bob Barker

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Bob Barker on his multiple Emmy wins
02:15
Bob Barker in a publicity photo taken with his Emmy
00:15

Bonnie Bartlett

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Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels on winning Emmys for St. Elsewhere
01:42
Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels on winning Emmys for St. Elsewhere
01:42

William Bell

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William Bell on winning an Emmy for The Young and the Restless
01:06

Donald P. Bellisario

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Donald Bellisario on Magnum, P.I.'s multiple Emmy nominations
00:46

Tom Bergeron

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Tom Bergeron on his Emmy nominations
03:21
Tom Bergeron on co-hosting the Emmy Awards
11:18

Milton Berle

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Milton Berle on Texaco Star Theater winning Best Kinescope show and Milton Berle winning Most Outstanding Kinescope Personality at the 2nd Emmy Awards
01:31

Bruce Bilson

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Bruce Bilson on the popularity of Get Smart and winning an Emmy for directing it
03:00

Steve Binder

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Steve Binder on producing the Primetime Emmy Awards for four years (1983-1987)
02:20
Steve Binder on producing the Primetime Emmy Awards in 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
01:22

Robert Blackman

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Robert Blackman on winning Emmys for Star Trek: The Next Generation
02:02

William Blinn

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William Blinn on winning an Emmy for Brian's Song
04:43

Allan Blye

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Allan Blye on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour winning an Emmy after the show went off the air
01:21
Allan Blye on Van Dyke and Company winning an Emmy
00:37

Haskell Boggs

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Haskell Boggs on winning various awards -- including the Emmy -- and highlights of his career
02:01

Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain on his various awards and Emmy nominations
01:30

Peter Boyle

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Peter Boyle on wining an Emmy for his role as "Clyde Bruckman" on The X-Files
00:55

Carl Brainard

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Carl Brainard on photographing and attending the early Emmy Awards ceremonies
02:58
Carl Brainard on how the early Emmy Awards voting worked
00:42
Carl Brainard on doing photography for the Television Academy and for the Emmy Awards
02:18

Kevin Bright

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Kevin Bright on winning an Emmy for his work on the pilot of In Living Color
01:39
Kevin Bright on Friends' Emmy wins, and the fact that it didn't win any until the show's eighth season
02:27

David Canary

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David Canary on his Daytime Emmy wins for All My Children
00:17

Kevin Carlisle

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Kevin Carlisle on winning an Emmy for his work on Barry Manilow's TV Specials
00:37
Kevin Carlisle on winning an Emmy Award for his work on the Barry Manilow Specials
00:37

Glenn Gordon Caron

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Glenn Gordon Caron on the 16 Emmy nominations Moonlighting received, a record at the time; on his reaction to not winning any Emmys
03:28
Glenn Gordon Caron on Patricia Arquette winning an Emmy for Medium
01:42

Thomas Carter

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Thomas Carter on winning an Emmy for directing Equal Justice
01:20

Nancy Cartwright

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Nancy Cartwright on winning an Emmy in 1992 for Outstanding Voiceover artist
01:35

Dan Castellaneta

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Dan Castellaneta on The Simpsons episode "Lisa's Pony" for which he won an Emmy for Outstanding Voiceover Performance
02:15

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on writing for Johnny Carson for the Emmys
00:52

Tucker Cawley

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Tucker Cawley on the Everybody Loves Raymond episode "Baggage" for which he won an Emmy
05:56
Tucker Cawley on winning an Emmy for writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
08:03

Stan Chambers

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Stan Chambers on the first Emmy winners Mike Stokey and Shirley Dinsdale
01:37

Marge Champion

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Marge Champion on choreographing Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, for which she won an Emmy
03:36

Glen Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on Cheers' early Emmy wins
01:02

Les Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on Cheers' early Emmy wins
01:02

RuPaul Charles

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RuPaul Charles on winning an Emmy for RuPaul's Drag Race
01:46

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on how the Academy Awards have changed over the years, and on how it compares with production designing the Emmy Awards
04:18

Dick Clark

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Dick Clark on producing the Emmy Awards
01:19

Alf Clausen

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Alf Clausen on winning Emmys for his involvement in The Simpsons
00:26

Dick Cavett with Emerson College

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Dick Cavett on a line from Jon Stewart at the Emmys
00:29

Jeanne Cooper

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Jeanne Cooper on her first Emmy-nominated role on Ben Casey for "But Linda Only Smiled"
04:50

Fred de Cordova

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Fred de Cordova on his many Emmys
01:25

David Crane

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David Crane and Marta Kauffman on being nominated for an Emmy for Dream On
05:10
David Crane and Marta Kauffman on getting a mistaken Emmy nomination for Friends, due to a teleprompter error
00:40
David Crane and Marta Kauffman on being nominated for an Emmy for Dream On
05:10
David Crane and Marta Kauffman on getting a mistaken Emmy nomination for Friends, due to a teleprompter error
00:40

Billy Crystal

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Billy Crystal on being nominated for an Emmy for his work on Saturday Night Live
01:56
Billy Crystal on paying tribute to Robin Williams at the 2014 Emmy Awards telecast, and on his friendship with Williams
05:41

Jane Curtin

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Jane Curtin on winning Emmys for Kate & Allie
01:11

William Daniels

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William Daniels on winning Emmys for St. Elsewhere
02:57

Joe DeTullio

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Joe DeTullio on being nominated for Emmys for Saturday Night Live
00:34

John Debney

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John Debney on winning an Emmy for composing for The Young Riders
03:02

Kelley Dixon

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Kelley Dixon on being nominated for, and winning Emmys for her work on Breaking Bad
17:25

Patty Duke

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Patty Duke on winning an Emmy for her role in the 1970 TV movie My Sweet Charlie; on accepting her award while having a manic episode
01:01

Rebecca Eaton

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Rebecca Eaton on Masterpiece Mystery's Sherlock winning Emmys
02:32
Rebecca Eaton on how WGBH and their British co-producers work together in the process of Emmy nominations
01:46
Rebecca Eaton on how it feels to accept an Emmy, and on public speaking in general
03:13

Garvin Eddy

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Garvin Eddy on being nominated for an Emmy for Roseanne
01:12
Garvin Eddy on winning an Emmy for Cybill
00:44

Hector Elizondo

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Hector Elizondo on the Chicago Hope episode "Bridge Over Troubled Watters" for which he won an Emmy
02:56

Danny Epstein

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Danny Epstein on winning Emmys for Music Direction for Sesame Street
01:05

Edie Falco

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Edie Falco on winning and being nominated for Emmys and other awards for The Sopranos
01:51
Edie Falco on the tribute to James Gandolfini that she presented at the Emmys in 2013
01:21
Edie Falco on winning an Emmy for Nurse Jackie in 2010 and her feelings about the series being classified as a comedy
01:31

Elma Farnsworth

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Elma Farnsworth on her husband Philo T. Farnsworth's colleagues, and Harry Lubcke naming the Emmy Awards after the image orthicon tube
01:43

Sally Field

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Sally Field on how playing "Sybil" in Sybil impacted her life, and on winning an Emmy for the role
02:33

Gerald Perry Finnerman

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Gerald Perry Finnerman on working with Telly Savalas on Kojak, and on being nominated for an Emmy for the show
02:12

Tom Fontana

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Tom Fontana on the St. Elsewhere episode "The Women" and winning an Emmy
03:44
Tom Fontana on the Homicide: Life on the Street episode "Three Men and Adena" and winning an Emmy for it
03:16

John Forsythe

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John Forsythe on the quality of the live shows in the '50s and his first Emmy nomination 
02:48

Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox on winning an Emmy Award for his role on Family Ties; on getting advice on what to say: "I feel four feet tall"
02:34

Fred Foy

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Fred Foy on announcing the Daytime Emmy awards at ABC in New York
02:59

Ian Fraser

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Ian Fraser on conducting the Emmy Awards
05:52

Ron Friedman

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Ron Friedman on being nominated for an Emmy for his work on The Danny Kaye Show, and on leaving the show
01:24

Harry Friedman

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Harry Friedman on winning Emmys for Wheel of Fortune andJeopardy!
01:24

Eileen Fulton

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Eileen Fulton on winning a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for her work on As the World Turns
01:44

Anthony Geary

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Anthony Geary on winning a Daytime Emmy
03:25

Paul Michael Glaser

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Paul Michael Glaser on directing Miami Vice  and being nominated for an Emmy and DGA award
02:21

Lesli Linka Glatter

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Lesli Linka Glatter on her Emmy nominations for Mad Men and Homeland, and her 7 total Emmy nominations (at that time)
01:35
Lesli Linka Glatter on her Emmy nominations for Mad Men and Homeland, and her 7 total Emmy nominations (at that time)
01:35

Jerry Goldsmith

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Jerry Goldsmith on composing for Jericho and being nominated for Emmys for composing for Thriller and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
01:38
Jerry Goldsmith on composing for the made-for-television movie The Red Pony for which he won an Emmy
01:17

Julian Gomez

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Julian Gomez on winning Emmys for The Amazing Race
08:37

Louis Gossett, Jr.

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Louis Gossett, Jr. on winning an Emmy for his role as "Fiddler" in Roots
00:47

Carl Gottlieb

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Carl Gottlieb on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour winning Emmys after it was cancelled
03:11

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
00:42

Lee Grant

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Lee Grant on working with Mia Farrow who played "Allison MacKenzie" on Peyton Place
02:09
Lee Grant on winning an Emmy for her performance on Peyton Place
01:42
Lee Grant on her Emmy-winning guest starring role in the pilot for Columbo, "Ransom for a Dead Man"
03:59

Donald Hall

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Donald Hall on his father receiving a special Emmy in 1961 for Hallmark Hall of Fame
01:08

Dean Hargrove

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Dean Hargrove on being nominated for an Emmy for The Bob Newhart Show (which aired 1961-62)
01:41
Dean Hargrove on writing for the NBC Mystery Movie wheel series for Columbo (for which he won an Emmy) and McCloud
02:38

Patricia Heaton

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Patricia Heaton on winning an Emmy for Everybody Loves Raymond right after 9/11, on that show being like "lightning in a bottle"
01:21

Dwight Hemion

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Dwight Hemion on winning Emmys
02:23
Dwight Hemion and Gary Smith on dealing with performers like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. and on winning Emmys
05:39
Dwight Hemion and Gary Smith on dealing with performers like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. and on winning Emmys
05:39

Buck Henry

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Buck Henry on winning an Emmy for writing That Was the Week That Was in 1965 and also for Get Smart in 1966

Danette Herman

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Danette Herman on producing the Grammys, Emmy Awards, and Academy Awards telecasts
03:39
Danette Herman on The Sopranos reunion at the Emmy Awards
03:06

Arthur Hiller

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Arthur Hiller on his Emmy nomination for Naked City
01:44

Martin Hoade

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Martin Hoade on winning an Emmy for his work in religious programming on NBC
01:41

Silvio Horta

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Silvio Horta on Ugly Betty's Emmy nomination
01:04

Louis J. Horvitz

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Louis J. Horvitz on how production numbers on the Academy Awards and the Emmys differ
02:58
Louis J. Horvitz on first directing the Academy Awards in 1997 - he got the job based on his abilities directing the Emmy Awards
07:31
Louis J. Horvitz on various hosts of the Emmy Awards
06:31

Felicity Huffman

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Felicity Huffman on winning the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Desperate Housewives in 2005
01:53

Roy Huggins

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Roy Huggins on Maverick winning an Emmy
00:48

Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter on receiving various Emmy nominations
02:38

David Isaacs

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Ken Levine and David Isaacs on being nominated for an Emmy for the M*A*S*H episode, "Point of View"
00:27
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on winning an Emmy for Cheers
04:12

Allison Janney

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Allison Janney on her Emmy wins for The West Wing
02:07

Herb Jellinek

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Herb Jellinek on ABC getting the Emmy Awards for three years starting in 1993, and on the "wheel" agreement
02:31

Lamont Johnson

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Lamont Johnson on his winning an Emmy for Wallenberg: A Hero's Story
03:33
Lamont Johnson on directing The Kennedys of Massachusetts, for which he won an Emmy
03:25

Kathryn Joosten

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Kathryn Joosten on her Emmy wins for Desperate Housewives
02:32

Hal Kanter

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Hal Kanter on working on the Academy Awards shows and winning an Emmy for the show in 1991
04:31
Hal Kanter on The Ed Wynn Show winning Emmys
01:12
Hal Kanter on The George Gobel Show winning Emmys
02:12

Sidney M. Katz

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Sidney M. Katz on winning a Emmy for editing The Defenders
02:02

Elodie Keene

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Elodie Keene on winning an Emmy for editing L.A. Law
03:18
Elodie Keene on winning an Emmy as producer of L.A. Law
03:07

David E. Kelley

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David E. Kelley on Picket Fences' Emmy wins
02:08
David E. Kelley on being the only producer in history to win Emmys for drama and comedy series in one year (The Practice and Ally McBeal)
04:12

Barry Kemp

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Barry Kemp on his favorite Taxi episodes and his Emmy nomination
03:58

Don Roy King

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Don Roy King on winning an Emmy for The Mike Douglas Show
06:08

Don Knotts

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Don Knotts on winning his first Emmy (for The Andy Griffith Show)
00:24
Don Knotts on his subsequent Emmy wins for playing "Barney Fife" on The Andy Griffith Show
00:27

Arnie Kogen

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Arnie Kogen on winning Emmys for his work on The Carol Burnett Show
01:15

Buz Kohan

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Buz Kohan on how writing for the Emmys differs from writing for the Oscars
01:02

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear on All in the Family winning Emmys
02:48
Norman Lear on All in the Family winning multiple Emmys during its run
01:11

Sheldon Leonard

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Sheldon Leonard on winning Emmys
01:10

Ken Levine

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Ken Levine and David Isaacs on being nominated for an Emmy for the M*A*S*H episode, "Point of View" 
00:27
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on winning an Emmy for Cheers
04:12

Barry Levinson

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Barry Levinson on winning two Emmys for his work on The Carol Burnett Show
00:28

Steve Levitan

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Steve Levitan on winning multiple Emmys for Modern Family
04:47

Judith Light

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Judith Light on winning two Daytime Emmys for playing "Karen Wolek" on One Life to Live
01:22

Hal Linden

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Hal Linden on being nominated for and winning Emmys
01:56

William Link

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William Link on My Sweet Charlie for which he and Richard Levinson won an Emmy
05:56

Art Linkletter

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Art Linkletter on winning an Emmy in 1954 and on the tragic death of his daughter Diane Linkletter
01:56

Daniel Lipman

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Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on winning an Emmy for their made-for-television movie An Early Frost
01:07
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on winning an Emmy for their made-for-television movie An Early Frost
01:07

Charles Lisanby

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Charles Lisanby on his multiple Emmy wins for production design
01:15

John J. Lloyd

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John J. Lloyd on being nominated for an Emmy for Alfred Hitchcock Presents
00:55

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on winning an Emmy for her Seinfeld character "Elaine Benes"
01:08
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on winning an Emmy for her role as "Selina Meyer" on Veep
00:48
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on winning an Emmy for her Seinfeld character "Elaine Benes"
01:08

Susan Lucci

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Susan Lucci on breaking her Emmy losing streak in 1999
03:49

Will Mackenzie

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Will Mackenzie on directing Scrubs starring Zach Braff, and on winning an Emmy for his work on that show
06:48

William H. Macy

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William H. Macy on his 1997 Emmy nomination for ER
00:21

Jodi Mancuso

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Jodi Mancuso on winning six Emmys for her work on Saturday Night Live and on the challenges of doing prosthetics on the show
03:05

Loring Mandel

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Loring Mandel on winning an Emmy for the CBS Playhouse episode "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"
01:47

Delbert Mann

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Delbert Mann on his feelings on the Emmy Awards
01:14

Martin Manulis

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Martin Manulis on receiving numerous Emmy awards
01:34

Sonia Manzano

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Sonia Manzano on the number of Emmys she's won for writing
00:48

E. G. Marshall

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E.G. Marshall on the fame that resulted from his starring on The Defenders, and on winning Emmys for his work on the show
02:29

John A. Martinelli

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John Martinelli on how Emmy awards affected his career
01:46
John Martinelli on his Emmy awards and being the President of ACE (American Cinema Editors)
02:49

Leslie H. Martinson

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Leslie H. Martinson on directing Maverick and winning an Emmy
12:48

Beth McCarthy-Miller

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Beth McCarthy-Miller on being nominated for multiple Emmys
01:43

Jim McKay

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Jim McKay on winning an Emmy for ABC's Wide World of Sports in 1968
04:02

Lee Mendelson

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Lee Mendelson on winning and being nominated for several Emmys for his various animated works
01:56

David Milch

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David Milch on winning Emmys and other awards for NYPD Blue
03:15

Walter C. Miller

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Walter C. Miller on directing 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin, starring Jack Lemmon and Fred Astaire for which he won an Emmy
01:50
Walter C. Miller on being unhappy with the results from a year he directed the Emmy Awards
01:16

Don Mischer

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Don Mischer on producing the Emmy Awards
20:19
Don Mischer on Ellen DeGeneres hosting the 1994 Emmy Awards
02:11
Don Mischer on the difficult decision to cancel the Emmys after 9/11
07:00
Don Mischer on things that have gone wrong with the Emmy Awards and why it's a difficult show
03:54

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on Van Dyke and Company winning an Emmy and Bob Einstein's acceptance comment
00:37
John Moffitt on directing the 28th Primetime Emmy Awards (the first time Steadicam was used on television)
03:05
John Moffitt on being unable to direct the 29th Primetime Emmy Awards (due to a strike, it was the first time the show aired in September)
01:22
John Moffitt on producing the Primetime Emmy Awards in 1979 and his subsequent involvement in other Emmy telecasts
03:03
John Moffitt on producing the Creative Arts Emmy Awards
06:15
John Moffitt on photos from the 28th Annual Emmy Awards
01:27

Leslie Moonves

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Leslie Moonves on the postponement of the 2001 Emmy Awards due to 9/11
01:23

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore on winning an Emmy in 1963 for her work on The Dick Van Dyke Show
00:37

Thad Mumford

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Thad Mumford on winning an Emmy for The Electric Company
01:29

Bill Mumy

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Bill Mumy on writing music for Adventures in Wonderland and his Emmy nomination
04:42

Bob Newhart

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Bob Newhart on his short-lived variety program, The Bob Newhart Show, winning an Emmy
01:22
Bob Newhart on his national big break at the 1960 Emmy Awards
03:11

Leonard Nimoy

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Leonard Nimoy on being Emmy-nominated for all three seasons of Star Trek, yet never winning due to his belief that there's a prejudice against awarding performances in the science fiction genre
01:28
Leonard Nimoy on initially turning down the role that earned him an Emmy nomination in A Woman Called Golda
00:22
Leonard Nimoy on his reaction to being Emmy-nominated for Star Trek
00:26

Bill Nye

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Bill Nye on Bill Nye, The Science Guy's Emmy wins
02:49

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on producing the 1977 Emmy Awards
03:20

Edward James Olmos

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Edward James Olmos on winning an Emmy award and his favorite Miami Vice episodes
06:48

Suze Orman

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Suze Orman on hoping Martha Stewart would win the Emmy the year they were both nominated

Gail Parent

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Gail Parent on winning an Emmy for writing The Carol Burnett Show
03:01

Marty Pasetta

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Marty Pasetta on directing the Emmy Awards
00:57

Alan Perris

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Alan Perris on the significance of the Emmy
01:29
Alan Perris on negotiations for the networks to carry the Emmy Awards
04:36
Alan Perris on the Emmy Awards show
03:02

Bill Persky

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Bill Persky on writing, with Sam Denoff, the Emmy-winning The Dick Van Dyke Show episode "Coast to Coast Big Mouth"
03:28
Bill Persky on the Kate & Allie episode "The Very Loud Family" which he won an Emmy for directing
02:03

Carroll Pratt

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Carroll Pratt on providing audience reaction enhancement for live shows like the Emmy Awards
05:30

Jeff Probst

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Jeff Probst on hosting the Emmy Awards and winning an Emmy
04:55

Charlotte Rae

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Charlotte Rae on being nominated for an Emmy for The Facts of Life, and on leaving the show
02:14

Hector Ramirez

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Hector Ramirez on attending the Emmy Awards
01:09

Keith Raywood

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Keith Raywood on winning Emmys for his work on the MTV Video Music Awards and Saturday Night Live
06:56

Rob Reiner

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Rob Reiner on winning Emmys for All in the Family
01:08

Del Reisman

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Del Reisman on popular and critical reaction to the original Twilight Zone series, and on its Emmy wins
03:22

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on United Press covering the Emmy Awards
01:15
Hank Rieger on the Emmy Awards during the 1960s
00:16
Hank Rieger on how the Emmy Awards were divided up when NATAS and the Television Academy split
03:14
Hank Rieger on how media coverage of the Emmy Awards evolved over the years; on fees for the show
04:54
Hank Rieger on the agreement to have the Emmy Awards rotate among the three (eventually four) big broadcast networks
01:33
Hank Rieger on memorable moments in the history of the Emmy Awards
09:40
Hank Rieger on Edward Asner, the AFTRA strike, and the Emmy Awards
04:04
Hank Rieger on where the Emmys are headed
01:06

Maria Riva

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Actress Maria Riva briefly on being nominated for an Emmy Award as Best Actress in 1951 and 1952 and how little recollection she has of the nominations
00:21

Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers on winning a Daytime Emmy for The Joan Rivers Show
01:11

Doris Roberts

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Doris Roberts on being nominated for an Emmy for her role on St. Elsewhere and what her husband, William Goyen, who was very ill said about her then-recent appearance on The Love Boat
00:27
Doris Roberts on both she and James Coco winning Emmys for St. Elsewhere
01:45
Doris Roberts on her Emmy Award wins, as well as other award wins
01:15

Phil Roman

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Phil Roman on winning multiple Emmys
00:57

Meta Rosenberg

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Meta Rosenberg on winning an Emmy for The Rockford Files
00:54

Stanley Rubin

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Stanley Rubin on winning the first Emmy ever awarded a "film made for television" for Your Show Time at the first Emmy Awards ceremony on January 25, 1949
03:50
Stanley Rubin on the formation of the Television Academy and the Emmys
01:25
Stanley Rubin on his Emmy statue for Your Show Time
01:22
Stanley Rubin on the 50th anniversary of the Emmy win for Your Show Time
00:43

Thomas Del Ruth

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Thomas Del Ruth on winning Emmys for The West Wing
02:46

Isabel Sanford

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Isabel Sanford on winning an Emmy for playing "Louise Jefferson" on The Jeffersons
00:55

Ted Sarandos

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Ted Sarandos on Netflix winning an Emmy for House of Cards, and on the confusion over whether Netflix should qualify for Emmys because it was a streaming series
01:46

Joseph Sargent

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Joseph Sargent on winning the Emmy for The Marcus Nelson Murders
00:45

Thomas W. Sarnoff

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Thomas W. Sarnoff on making the deal to broadcast the Emmy Awards nationally on NBC
00:42

Sherwood Schwartz

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Sherwood Schwartz on winning an Emmy for writing on The Red Skelton Show
02:00

John Shaffner

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John Shaffner on winning Emmys for the David Copperfield specials
01:02
John Shaffner on designing the set for the Emmy Awards
13:24
John Shaffner on reinventing the Emmy Awards
09:26

Garry Shandling

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Garry Shandling on hosting the Emmys
02:03

Judith Sheindlin

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Judith Sheindlin on Judge Judy being nominated for Emmys
00:35

Cybill Shepherd

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Cybill Shepherd on co-hosting (with Jason Alexander) the 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
01:18

John Singleton

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John Singleton on being nominated for an Emmy for American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
01:33

G.E. Smith

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G.E. Smith on acting as musical director for the Emmy Awards in 1988
01:03

Yeardley Smith

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Yeardley Smith on winning an Emmy in 1992 for playing "Lisa Simpson" on The Simpsons
04:25

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on directing the 1969 and 1979 New York portions of the Emmy Awards
01:51

Mark Snow

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Mark Snow on composing for the TV movie Something About Amelia, being invited to the set, and the fact that he was nominated for an Emmy for it
04:08

Lynn Stalmaster

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Lynn Stalmaster on casting Crime of the Century for HBO, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination
01:37

Jeremy Stevens

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Jeremy Stevens on winning an Emmy for The Electric Company
01:47

Bob Stewart

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Producer Bob Stewart on Pyramid's Emmy wins
02:31

Norman Stiles

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Norman Stiles on winning a Daytime Emmy for the Sesame Street episode "Farewell, Mr. Hooper"
01:54

Jeffrey Tambor

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Jeffrey Tambor on his Emmy nominations
01:01

Richard Thomas

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Richard Thomas on winning an Emmy for playing "John-Boy" on The Waltons
01:52

Marlo Thomas

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Marlo Thomas on winning an Emmy for her dramatic role on Nobody's Child
00:49

Grant Tinker

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Grant Tinker on his confrontation with Judd Hirsch at the Emmys
01:49

Daniel J. Travanti

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Daniel J. Travanti on Hill Street Blues' Emmy wins
01:32

Neil Travis

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Neil Travis on how producer Stan Margulies described him while accepting Travis' Emmy for Roots
00:33

Alex Trebek

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Alex Trebek on winning a Daytime Emmy for hosting Jeopardy!
03:26

Jac Venza

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Jac Venza on awards in his career, including the Emmy
03:27

Bruce Vilanch

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Bruce Vilanch on how the events of 9/11 impacted the Emmy Awards in 2001 and the Academy Awards in 2002
01:39
Bruce Vilanch on the difference between writing for the Emmy Awards and the Academy Awards
01:45
Bruce Vilanch on writing jokes for the Academy Awards on the fly, and on Billy Crystal's Jack Palance jokes, for which they won an Emmy
03:24

Ellen M. Violett

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Ellen M. Violett on her Emmy nominations
04:24

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner on being nominated for an Emmy for The Cosby Show
01:36

Keenen Ivory Wayans

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Keenen Ivory Wayans on winning an Emmy for In Living Color and his seven Emmy nominations
03:38

Dennis Weaver

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Dennis Weaver on his Emmys for Gunsmoke and on working with the writers and producers
02:29

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
02:55

John Wells

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John Wells on various awards he's received for his work, including the Emmy
02:38

Ellen Wheeler

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Ellen Wheeler on winning a Daytime Emmy for playing "Marley" and "Vicki" on Another World
01:20
Ellen Wheeler on winning a Daytime Emmy for All My Children
01:30
Ellen Wheeler on Guiding Light's Emmy nominations and wins
01:36

Betty White

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Betty White on winning an Emmy for Outstanding female personality in 1952
01:20
Betty White on winning two Emmys for The Mary Tyler Moore Show
00:50
Betty White on winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding female personality in 1952
01:20

Joseph M. Wilcots

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Joseph M. Wilcots on being nominated for Emmys for Roots
00:38

Dan Wilcox

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Dan Wilcox on winning a Daytime Emmy for his work on Sesame Street
03:33

Larry Wilmore

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Larry Wilmore on being nominated for an Emmy for writing on In Living Color
01:06
Larry Wilmore on winning an Emmy for The Bernie Mac Show
00:55

Hugh Wilson

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Hugh Wilson on winning an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Writing for Frank's Place for the episode "The Bridge"
02:37

Dick Wolf

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Dick Wolf on the many Emmy nominations and awards his shows have gotten
01:35

David L. Wolper

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David L. Wolper on winning an Emmy for The Making of the President: 1964
04:28
David L. Wolper on Roots winning Emmys
00:36

Jane Wyatt

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Jane Wyatt on winning three Emmys for her role on Father Knows Best
01:14

Bud Yorkin

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Bud Yorkin on being nominated for Emmys for An Evening with Fred Astaire
02:06

Louie Zakarian

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Louie Zakarian on his seven Emmy wins for his makeup work on Saturday Night Live
01:26

Kim Zimmer

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Kim Zimmer on her Daytime Emmy Award wins
01:32

Alan Zweibel

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Alan Zweibel on the early explosion in the popularity of Saturday Night Live, and on the show winning Emmys
06:36

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