Celebrities in the News


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Interiewees discuss how television covers and impacts the lives of celebrities.

Highlights
Esme Chandlee on how MGM handled situations that could lead to negative press; on the protective nature the publicists at MGM had for their stars
Larry King on his distaste for tabloid news
Kevin Eubanks on Jay Leno's 2009 exit from The Tonight Show and move to a 10pm show (The Jay Leno Show)
Chuck Lorre on Roseanne Barr singing the National Anthem
Jerry Falwell on Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's PTL Club scandal
Kurt Loder on celebrities in popular culture
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Jerry Falwell

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Jerry Falwell on Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's PTL Club scandal

Albert Freedman

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Albert Freedman on Charles Van Doren becoming a celebrity because of his appearances of Twenty One and Freedman realizing the power of television

Kurt Loder

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Kurt Loder on Michael Jackson and MTV
Kurt Loder on Madonna and MTV
Kurt Loder on celebrities in popular culture

Jodi Mancuso

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Jodi Mancuso on crafting Tina Fey's "Sarah Palin" wig for Saturday Night Live, and on Palin appearing on the show
Jodi Mancuso on her difficulty in dealing with big stars' and newsmakers' cameos on Saturday Night Live

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on Tiny Tim getting married on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Keenen Ivory Wayans

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Keenen Ivory Wayans on dealing with sensitive and political issues on In Living Color: "you gotta be funny"; on offending Oprah Winfrey and impersonating Arsenio Hall

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