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A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award) – or Grammy – is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely viewed televised ceremony. It is the music equivalent to the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Award for stage and the Academy Awards for film.

The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, NARAS overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 54th Grammy Awards will be held on February 12, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Grammy Awards had their origin in the Hollywood Walk of Fame project in the 1950s. As the recording executives chosen for the Walk of Fame committee worked at compiling a list of important recording industry people who might qualify for a Walk of Fame star, they realized there were many more people who were leaders in their business who would never earn a star on Hollywood Boulevard. The music executives decided to rectify this by creating an award given by their industry similar to the Oscars and the Emmys. This was the beginning of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. After it was decided to create such an award, there was still a question of what to call it; one working title was the Eddie, to honor the inventor of the phonograph, Thomas Edison. They finally settled on using the name of Edison's invention, the gramophone, for the awards, which were first given for the year 1958.

Highlights
Robert Dickinson on lighting design and rehearsal for The Grammys
Hector Ramirez on how shooting The Academy Awards differs from shooting The Grammys
Who talked about this show

Ted Bergmann

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Ted Bergmann on producing the precursor to The Grammys, original titled The Best On Record

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on doing production design for the Grammys

Pierre Cossette

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Pierre Cossette on musicians who were not well liked at The Grammys
Pierre Cossette on dealing with Standards and Practices with The Grammys and how the show has changed over the years
Pierre Cossette on singing live vs. lip-synching on The Grammys
Pierre Cossette on producing The Grammys
Pierre Cossette on his producing partner Burt Sugarman and The Grammys
Pierre Cossette on convincing producers to do The Grammys from Nashville
Pierre Cossette on his favorite Grammy moments
Pierre Cossette on working with the performers at The Grammys
Pierre Cossette on working with Ken Ehrlich on The Grammys
Pierre Cossette on dealing with the network and NARAS on The Grammys
Pierre Cossette on making The Grammys successful from a technical standpoint and his production team
Pierre Cossette on getting Billy Joel on The Grammys
Pierre Cossette on how appearing on The Grammys helps artists
Pierre Cossette on the demographics of The Grammys

Billy Crystal

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Billy Crystal on hosting The Grammys

Robert Dickinson

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Robert Dickinson on lighting design and rehearsal for The Grammys
Robert Dickinson on lighting Kanye Wesy at The Grammys

Danette Herman

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Danette Herman on working with Marty Pasetta on various variety and awards shows
Danette Herman on producing the GrammysEmmy Awards  and Academy Awards  telecasts

William Klages

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William Klages on lighting The Grammys

Walter C. Miller

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Walter C. Miller on a typical work day directing The Grammys, and on dealing with artists like Beyonce in relation to their performances
Walter C. Miller on Eminem and Elton John's duet on The Grammys
Walter C. Miller on directing Sha Na Na, which led to him directing The Grammys
Walter C. Miller on directing and producing The Grammys
Walter C. Miller on working with The Grammys producer Pierre Cossette
Walter C. Miller on the preparation he does to direct The Grammys
Walter C. Miller on how performers are chosen to be on The Grammys and on the logistics of putting on the show
Walter C. Miller on how the audiences for The Grammys have changed over the years
Walter C. Miller on Bono giving Frank Sinatra a lifetime achivement award on The Grammys
Walter C. Miller on his longevity as The Grammys director, and on getting a special Grammy for his service
Walter C. Miller on being an consulting producer for The Grammys, and on his retirement from directing the show

Marty Pasetta

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Marty Pasetta on directing Andy Williams
Marty Pasetta on directing and producing The Grammys
Marty Pasetta on collaborating with Pierre Cossette on The Grammys
Marty Pasetta on dealing with rock musicians on The Grammys
Marty Pasetta on memorable Grammy moments
Marty Pasetta on what he brought to The Grammys

Mike Post

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Mike Post on winning a Grammy for "Classical Gas" and coming of age in Los Angeles

Hector Ramirez

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Hector Ramirez on how shooting The Academy Awards differs from shooting The Grammys

George Schlatter

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George Schlatter on producing The Grammy Awards

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