Television Industry


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Interviewees discuss various aspects of the television industry.

Highlights
Hugh Downs on what he considers the best of television
00:33
June Foray on how animation has changed over the years
02:52
Beth McCarthy-Miller on how television has changed since she started working in it
01:14
Susan Whiting on what she learned about cable television in its early years
02:42
Richard Frank on the ever-changing landscape of television and dealing with Standards and Practices
03:03
Jane Curtin on how the medium of television has changed since she started
02:14
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Berle Adams

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Berle Adams on Ronald Reagan, President of the Screen Actors Guild, granting a waiver allowing MCA to function as both an agency and a production company, creating the first residual payments for actors and writers
03:37
Berle Adams on how he dealt with the Hollywood Blacklist
02:03
Berle Adams on how he structured deals for clients while an agent at MCA
02:57
Berle Adams on packaging television shows as an agent at MCA
01:32
Berle Adams on advice to aspiring agents
00:42

Robert Adler

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Robert Adler on how televisions received remote control signal
03:33
Robert Adler on advice to aspiring television scientists and inventors
02:38

Mary V. Ahern

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Mary V. Ahern on how television has changed since her time in the industry
03:17
Mary V. Ahern on advice to an aspiring television producer, and on then-current shows she admires
01:28
Mary V. Ahern on Joseph N. Welch (who stood up to Senator Joseph McCarthy at the Army-McCarthy hearings) being involved with the Omnibus series on the Constitution
06:55

Chris Albrecht

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Chris Albrecht on digital distribution for Starz
01:56
Chris Albrecht on advice to aspiring television executives
01:13

Jason Alexander

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Jason Alexander on advice to aspiring actors
04:34

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on network involvement with Tonight
01:08
Steve Allen on censorship on The Tonight Show
02:59
Steve Allen on creating Meeting of Minds and running into censorship problems
00:53
Steve Allen on censorship on Meeting of Minds
03:23
Steve Allen on how television has changed over the years and appealing to the public good
01:56

John Amos

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John Amos on celebrity
06:14
John Amos on advice to an aspiring actor
01:42

Alex Anderson

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Alex Anderson on going to work for an advertising agency in the '50s
05:42
Alex Anderson on the network dealings and sponsorship of Crusader Rabbit
01:06
Alex Anderson on the progress of television animation
01:35

Howard Anderson, Jr.

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Howard Anderson Jr. on advice to aspiring visual effects professionals 
00:52
Howard Anderson Jr. on how the business changed since he started
01:58

Charlie Andrews

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Charlie Andrews on the role of ad agencies in early television
00:50
Charlie Andrews on what he learned working in Chicago television that prepared him for New York television
02:48
Charlie Andrews on the decline in the quality of television from the 1950s to the 1960s
05:41
Charlie Andrews on working with Walter Cronkite and Dick Van Dyke on The Morning Show and his experience with the Hollywood Blacklist
03:43
Charlie Andrews on what represents television at its best
02:08
Charlie Andrews on the then-future of television
01:03

Lucie Arnaz

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Lucie Arnaz on the Desilu Studios
02:33

Dick Askin

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Dick Askin on cable television encroaching on local broadcasting in the '80s and the programming he sold at KNBC
02:55
Dick Askin on advice to aspiring television executives
03:18
Dick Askin on the establishment of the Runaway Production committee at the Television Academy and new media
04:00

Edward Asner

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Ed Asner on being identified with Lou Grant and his fame
04:07
Ed Asner on his celebrity
03:12

Larry Auerbach

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Larry Auerbach on William Morris signing Elvis Presley
06:53
Larry Auerbach on the Hollywood Blacklist
03:34
Larry Auerbach on the Quiz Show Scandals
02:04

Hank Azaria

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Hank Azaria on censorship issues on The Simpsons
01:56
Hank Azaria on advice to an aspiring actor
02:11

Thomas Azzari

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Thomas Azzari on how the business of television has changed
03:27
Thomas Azzari on how the process of creating television has changed
01:21
Thomas Azzari on technological developments in television since he started his career
04:01
Thomas Azzari on the importance of unions in the television industry
01:26

Bob Banner

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Bob Banner on how fans approached TV star Dinah Shore versus movie star Bette Davis
01:52
Bob Banner on his advice to an aspiring television producer or director
01:46
Bob Banner on the then-current state of television 
01:58
Bob Banner on how the television audience changed during his career
02:17

Joseph Barbera

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Joseph Barbera on the formation of his partnership with William Hanna, and on the creation of Tom and Jerry
09:36
Joseph Barbera on the creation of Hanna-Barbera Productions, and on creating The Huckleberry Hound Show and The Yogi Bear Show
04:26
Joseph Barbera on the sudden success of Hanna-Barbara Productions, and on its quick expansion
02:25
Joseph Barbera on producing limited animation, and on the then-current state of animation on television
03:29
Joseph Barbera on training his animators at Hanna-Barbera Productions, and on the fact that Hanna-Barbera owned their characters and merchandising rights
04:19
Joseph Barbera on how he went about selling his shows, and on Hanna-Barbera being sold to Taft Broadcasting in 1966
02:33

Paris Barclay

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Paris Barclay on the state of television advertising when he worked in it
00:54
Paris Barclay on rarely seeing African Americans in production when he worked in television advertising
02:06
Paris Barclay on how television has changed
01:00
Paris Barclay on the television audience
01:56

Richard Bare

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Richard L. Bare on directing Petticoat Junction a nd shooting episodes in color
04:29
Richard L. Bare on narrating B-roll footage, on winning a Director's Guild Award for his TV movie,  All Our Yesterdays in 1958
00:49

Rona Barrett

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Rona Barrett on becoming a celebrity herself
01:59
Rona Barrett on advice to aspiring gossip reporters
01:09

Cliff Barrows

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Cliff Barrows on Billy Graham's response to the threat of Communism
04:35

Ralph M. Baruch

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Ralph M. Baruch on syndicating shows for CBS internationally
04:34
Ralph M. Baruch on becoming Head of International Sales at CBS and dealing with sales in Australia
08:07
Ralph M. Baruch on dealing with various European countries as Head of International Sales at CBS
05:55
Ralph M. Baruch on the distinction between CBS Network and CBS Television
02:18
Ralph M. Baruch on the FCC's regulation of syndication
06:59
Ralph M. Baruch on the formation of CBS Films and the company's problems
09:24
Ralph M. Baruch on how CBS Films impacted his job selling shows
02:41
Ralph M. Baruch on CBS dealing with FCC regulations and the creation of Cinema Center Films
08:29
Ralph M. Baruch on disharmony between the various CBS divisions
07:00
Ralph M. Baruch on the creation of Viacom
08:44
Ralph M. Baruch on his first actions at the then-newly spun off Viacom
05:14
Ralph M. Baruch on running Viacom day-to-day
05:58
Ralph M. Baruch on Viacom's early television station acquisitions and original productions
03:08
Ralph M. Baruch on Viacom acquiring cable channels
03:55
Ralph M. Baruch on Viacom acquiring cable systems and lobbying the FCC and congress, and being sued by the Justice Department
06:09
Ralph M. Baruch on the continued growth of Viacom in the early '70s with original productions and syndication 
02:29
Ralph M. Baruch on Viacom's biggest syndicated programs
06:26
Ralph M. Baruch on Viacom suing the FCC
08:36
Ralph M. Baruch on the creation of Showtime and MTV Networks
11:57
Ralph M. Baruch on acquiring Cable Health Network and Sumner Redstone's takeover of Viacom
14:58
Ralph M. Baruch on his feelings about being forced out of Viacom and being on the Carnegie Hall Board of Directors
09:42
Ralph M. Baruch on the greatest success stories of Viacom
01:54
Ralph M. Baruch on the then-current state of television
04:34
Ralph M. Baruch on the then-future of television and cable
03:15
Ralph M. Baruch on television reaching its potential
01:45
Ralph M. Baruch on the buyout of CBS by Viacom
01:05
Ralph M. Baruch on the then-current state of syndication
01:19
Ralph M. Baruch on the then-current state of television news
02:27
Ralph M. Baruch on advice to aspiring television executives
01:07

Joe Behar

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Joe Behar on the future of the soap opera genre
01:31

William Bell

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William Bell on NBC executives trusting him with storylines on Days of Our Lives
02:39

Donald Bellisario

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Donald Bellisario on Magnum P.I.'s ratings and going up against The Cosby Show
00:32

Dick Berg

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Dick Berg on his experiences with the Hollywood Blacklist
00:54
Dick Berg on the end of anthology shows on network television and becoming President of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Television Academy)
02:31
Dick Berg on advice to aspiring producers
00:40

Lowell Bergman

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Lowell Bergman on advice to an aspiring journalist
00:25
Lowell Bergman on the then-current state of the network nightly news programs and cable news networks
02:41

Ted Bergmann

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Ted Bergmann on early TV's relationship between the network, sponsor, and ad agency
02:41
Ted Bergmann on what sponsors looked for in a show and how DuMont stayed competitive 
01:49
Ted Bergmann on the fixed game show Twenty-One
01:48
Ted Bergmann on how the Quiz Show Scandals affected the advertising agencies
00:43
Ted Bergmann on the Hollywood Blacklist
03:44

Milton Berle

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Milton Berle on the Texaco Star Theater theme song and its strong ties to the show's sponsor
01:25
Milton Berle on his thoughts on the future of television in the 21st century
02:09

Shelley Berman

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Shelley Berman on working during the Hollywood Blacklist
00:54
Shelley Berman on coming up with new material for his 22 Ed Sullivan Show performances and on dealing with censors on live television
06:22
Shelley Berman on his advice to an aspiring performer
00:47

Rick Berman

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Rick Berman on advice to an aspiring producer
01:29

Bruce Bilson

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Bruce Bilson on ageism in the television industry
01:36

Robert Blackman

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Robert Blackman on advice to an aspiring costume designer
01:16
Robert Blackman on how the television business has changed since he started
01:06

Linda Bell Blue

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Linda Bell Blue on the public's fascination with Michael Jackson and covering the Royal Family
06:50
Linda Bell Blue on interviewing Charles Manson for KCBS in Los Angeles
08:22
Linda Bell Blue on star quality and covering entertainment worldwide 
05:25
Linda Bell Blue on covering the death of Michael Jackson
04:04
Linda Bell Blue on the biggest story of her career, covering Anna Nicole Smith for Entertainment Tonight
08:17

Sam Bobrick

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Sam Bobrick on how the television industry has changed since he started
02:19
Sam Bobrick on career achievements and regrets
02:25
Sam Bobrick on advice to an aspiring writer and on how he'd like to be remembered
00:54

George Bodenheimer

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George Bodenheimer on ESPN's business model
02:04
George Bodenheimer on the culture of ESPN
01:03
George Bodenheimer on the reasoning behind launching ESPN2
07:00
George Bodenheimer on extending the ESPN brand with the radio network and ESPN.com
01:17
George Bodenheimer on how the TV industry has changed over the years
01:26

Haskell Boggs

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Haskell Boggs on advice to aspiring directors of photography
02:21

Vin Di Bona

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Vin Di Bona on advice given to him by Dick Clark
01:39
Vin Di Bona on how social media and YouTube have affected America's Funniest Home Videos
04:00
Vin Di Bona on advice to an aspiring producer
03:20
Vin Di Bona on the then-future of user-generated content on television 
02:03

Pat Boone

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Pat Boone on his first experiences being mobbed by fans
02:38

Al Borden

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Al Borden on advice to aspiring propmasters
00:42
Al Borden on how being a propmaster has changed over the years
00:46

Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain on the impact of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, the end of the show, and moving to CNN
03:54
Anthony Bourdain on using social media to promote his shows
01:36
Anthony Bourdain on advice to aspiring writers and television personalities
04:12

Peter Boyle

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Peter Boyle on fan mail he receives
01:42
Peter Boyle on advice for aspiring actors
00:10

Eric Braeden

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Eric Braeden on how fans took to his Young and the Restless character, "Victor Newman"
01:02
Eric Braeden on how fans react to his Young and the Restless character, "Victor Newman"
01:47
Eric Braeden on being recognized as "Victor Newman" on The Young and the Restless and encounters with fans
03:23

Joshua Brand

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Joshua Brand on his great success in the television industry
04:35
Joshua Brand on dealing with censorship issues
02:23

Kevin Bright

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Kevin Bright on producing cable comedy specials in the 1980s and how the cable environment allowed him to create a niche for himself as a new kind of producer
02:27
Kevin Bright on Bright/Kauffman/Crane developing shows for Warner Bros., and the challenge of networks wanting Dream On for network (which was impossible)
01:31
Kevin Bright on an objection from executive Don Ohlmeyer to "Monica" sleeping with her date on the first episode of Friends
00:52
Kevin Bright on Friends streaming on Netflix and its popularity with young people
01:25
Kevin Bright on being the Founding Director of Emerson College Los Angeles
04:22
Kevin Bright on the hardest thing to teach about directing and producing for comedy
01:39
Kevin Bright on the best advice he's received about comedy and show business
00:58
Kevin Bright on how the industry has changed throughout the course of his career
02:14
Kevin Bright on advice to aspiring television professionals
01:21

Bernie Brillstein

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Bernie Brillstein on the difference between a manager and an agent
00:56

David Brinkley

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David Brinkley on Senator Joseph McCarthy's "list" of 205 alleged Communists
06:31
David Brinkley on becoming a spokesman for Archer Daniels Midland
01:31

Alton Brown

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Alton Brown on one scene Food Network asked him to remove from Good Eats
01:17
Alton Brown on what being on the Food Network has meant for his career and being a "cable-ebrity"
03:31

Vivian Brown

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Vivian Brown on NBC acquiring The Weather Channel
03:33
Vivian Brown on advice to aspiring meteorologists 
00:55

Harvey Bullock

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Harvey Bullock on advice to aspiring writers and comedy writers
02:51

Mark Burnett

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Mark Burnett on sponsorship and advertising on Survivor
04:21

Ken Burns

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Ken Burns on his celebrity
03:11

Allan Burns

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Allan Burns on running the story idea of "Mary Richards" being divorced on The Mary Tyler Moore Show by CBS (response - American audiences won't tolerate 4 things on TV: people from New York, divorce, Jews, and mustaches)
07:49
Allan Burns on placing the main setting of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in a newsroom and "Mary Richards" not being a married woman
04:58

Robert Butler

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Robert Butler on directing a Defenders episode where an actor was deemed "unacceptable" due to the Blacklist
00:58
Robert Butler on advice to aspiring directors
01:07

Dann Cahn

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Film editor Dann Cahn on the Blacklist era and Lucille Ball facing accusations of being a communist
00:45

Vince Calandra

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Vince Calandra on controversy over a Rolling Stones performance on The Ed Sullivan Show
01:54
Vince Calandra on controversy over Jim Morrison not changing his lyrics for a performance on The Ed Sullivan Show
00:48
Vince Calandra on advice to aspiring talent executives - return phone calls and don't book through email
03:11

David Canary

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David Canary on advice to aspiring actors
03:40
David Canary on how fame has affected him
01:50
David Canary on how television has changed since he first started in the business
01:43

Reuben Cannon

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Reuben Cannon on how the business of casting has changed since he started as the first black casting director
01:00
Reuben Cannon advice to aspiring casting directors
01:46
Reuben Cannon on advice to aspiring producers
01:11

Jim Cantore

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Jim Cantore on NBC's acquisition of The Weather Channel
02:26
Jim Cantore on his fans' perceptions of him
03:42
Jim Cantore on his celebrity from The Weather Channel
03:33
Jim Cantore on advice to aspiring weather forecasters
04:06

Steve Carlin

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Steve Carlin on getting Revlon to sponsor The $64,000 Question and developing the show
05:36
Steve Carlin on the start of the Quiz Show scandals
04:00
Steve Carlin on the Congressional Investigation into the game show Twenty-One
03:35
Steve Carlin on testifying to the grand jury investigating quiz shows
03:24

George Carlin

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George Carlin on the origin of his famous routine "Seven Dirty Words"
04:09
George Carlin on the material he was forced to censor when appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show
03:29

Glenn Gordon Caron

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Glenn Gordon Caron on tricks he used on Moonlighting to try to get around the censors; on how you can't say "frig" on television
03:02
Glenn Gordon Caron on plugging "Memoirs Of A Geisha" on Medium (and the plight of being created by the parent company of one network and airing on another network)
01:49
Glenn Gordon Caron on advice to aspiring writers
00:22
Glenn Gordon Caron on how television has changed since he started in the business
02:03

Marcy Carsey

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Marcy Carsey on investing in the Oxygen network
01:05
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on problems with Roseanne on the set of Roseanne and how fame changed her
02:52
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on negotiations with networks for a joint venture upon the end of the fin-syn rules
05:25

Thomas Carter

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Thomas Carter on advice to aspiring television directors
01:43

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on interviewing John Lennon and Yoko Ono and problems with the network
02:54
Dick Cavett on fame
00:50

Tucker Cawley

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Tucker Cawley on advice to aspiring writers
02:52

Marge Champion

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Marge Champion on how audiences had changed since she started on television 
02:27
Marge Champion on how performers have changed since she started in the business 
06:16
Marge Champion on how the medium of television changed during her active years
07:56
Marge Champion on the Hollywood Blacklist
01:23
Marge Champion on advice to aspiring dancers
02:00
Marge Champion on the then-future of television 
02:59

Cyd Charisse

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Cyd Charisse on the Hollywood Blacklist
00:35
Cyd Charisse on dance styles on television and how the television audience has changed over the years
01:12

Les Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on dealings with the network and Standards and Practices on Taxi
00:58

Glen Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on dealings with the network and Standards and Practices on Taxi
00:58

Tony Charmoli

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Tony Charmoli on his awareness of the Blacklist in the 1950s
01:56

David Chase

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David Chase on how HBO decided to take a chance on The Sopranos; on the creative freedom he had there

Michael Chiklis

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Michael Chiklis on the fans of The Commish
02:42
Michael Chiklis on advice to aspiring actors
00:51
Michael Chiklis on changes in the industry and "binge watching"
00:56

Julia Child

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Julia Child on the advent of The Food Network and her "teaching" her audience
03:52

Ed Christie

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Ed Christie on designing for international productions of Sesame Street
12:09
Ed Christie on advice to aspiring puppet designers
02:24

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on how production design has changed since he started, and on how computers have impacted the job
03:41
Roy Christopher on advice to aspiring production designers
02:04

Ron Clark

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Ron Clark on working with Tom and Dick Smothers on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour  and the censorship the show faced
02:19
Ron Clark on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour  tackling current events and the language on the show
05:13
Ron Clark on advice to an aspiring television writer
01:49

Dick Clark

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Dick Clark on producing the TV Movie, "The Woman Who Willed a Miracle"
02:21
Dick Clark on being targeted in the music -payola- investigation
03:36

Alf Clausen

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Alf Clausen on advice to an aspiring television composer
00:37

Bob Claver

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Bob Claver on working with the kids of The Partridge Family  and how they dealt with celebrity
01:10
Bob Claver on the way sitcoms have changed since he started
01:35
Bob Claver on advice to an aspiring television director
01:07
Bob Claver on advice to aspiring television producers
00:52

Art Clokey

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Art Clokey on his advice to young animation producers
01:42

Nick Clooney

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Nick Clooney on how TV affected the movie business
01:44
Nick Clooney on television's effect on radio in the 1950s
03:21
Nick Clooney on how television has changed since he first started in the business
00:27

William Clotworthy

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William Clotworthy on language he was allowed to use in an episode of General Electric Theater that he wrote, dealing with therapeutic abortion
03:04

Andy Cohen

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Andy Cohen on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and his first experience with "regular people" becoming stars
01:20
Andy Cohen on Barry Diller offering him the opportunity to be Vice President of Original Programming at the cable channel, TRIO
02:12
Andy Cohen on the importance of social media to Bravo programming
05:42
Andy Cohen on his contribution to television and his legacy as a television host
01:40
Andy Cohen on his biggest contribution to Bravo
01:28
Andy Cohen on advice to aspiring television executives
01:22
Andy Cohen on advice to aspiring television hosts
00:31

Jack Riley with Emerson College

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Jack Riley on advice to aspiring performers, and on his song writing
04:54

Bill Dana with Emerson College

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Bill Dana on evolving standards for subject matter and language in comedy
04:47

Betty White with Emerson College

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Betty White on words of wisdom for aspiring television performers
04:08

Tony Roberts with Emerson College

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Tony Roberts on Zero Mostel and the Hollywood Blacklist
01:07

Doug Herzog with Emerson College

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Doug Herzog on helping to create Comedy Central's identity, and on the creation of The Daily Show
03:10
Doug Herzog on the evolving standards of Comedy Central, and on South Park and The Daily Show
04:17

Shelley Berman with Emerson College

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Shelley Berman on creatives ways comedians used to get around language or subject restrictions in the early days of television, and on Janet Jackson's Super Bowl "nipplegate"
10:51
Shelley Berman on the then-future of comedy, and on his great admiration for Larry David, and David's work on Curb Your Enthusiasm
04:31
Shelley Berman on the importance in comedy of the audience relating to the comedian, and on the evolution of comedy in terms of explicit language
07:07

Hugh Hefner with Emerson College

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Hugh Hefner on the then-current state of censorship in media, and on the government's role
07:06
Hugh Hefner on fame and celebrity, and on the importance of laughter
04:31

Paul Rodriguez with Emerson College

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Paul Rodriguez on advice to an aspiring comedian
05:42
Paul Rodriguez on the drug scene in stand-up comedy in the 1980s, and on dealing with celebrity
05:22
Paul Rodriguez on how he defines success, and on various then-recent celebrity scandals
15:01

Dick Gregory with Emerson College

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Dick Gregory on advice to aspiring comedians, and on profanity in comedy
05:23

Robert Conrad

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Robert Conrad on the violence on The Wild, Wild West
01:46
Robert Conrad on being under contract at Warner Bros. Television
02:06

John Conte

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John Conte on his experience with the Hollywood Blacklist
01:13
John Conte on his ownership of KMIR-TV, an NBC-affiliated UHF station in the Palm Springs–Rancho Mirage market 
23:18
John Conte on owning televison station KMIR in Palm Springs, California
02:36
John Conte on advice to aspiring performers
01:39
John Conte on government's role in broadcasting
02:42
John Conte on the then-future of television
03:19

Richard Coogan

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Richard Coogan on his fame
04:08
Richard Coogan on the business of acting
01:43
Richard Coogan on changes in the television industry
02:13

Jeanne Cooper

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Jeanne Cooper on receiving her Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy; on highlights of her career working in television
01:47

Hal Cooper

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Hal Cooper on censorship issues on I Dream of Jeannie and in his career
03:49

Anderson Cooper

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Anderson Cooper on utilizing social media on-air at CNN
01:55
Anderson Cooper on the then-current state of CNN and dealing with ratings
03:42
Anderson Cooper on advice to aspiring television journalists 
01:11

Barbara Corday

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Barbara Corday on leaving ABC and starting her own production company
02:17
Barbara Corday on the shows produced by her production company and being appointed President of Columbia Pictures Television
06:10
Barbara Corday on the kinds of programs that were produced when she was at Columbia Pictures Television
04:17
Barbara Corday on becoming Chief Operating Office of Columbia/Embassy Television and on leaving Columbia
01:49
Barbara Corday on becoming Executive Vice President for Prime Time Programming at CBS
05:49
Barbara Corday on advice to aspiring television writers
02:07
Barbara Corday on advice to aspiring television executives
01:19

Fred De Cordova

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Fred de Cordova on television's perceived second class status in the '50s
03:01
Fred de Cordova on the then-future of television and how he'd like to be remembered 
01:10
Fred de Cordova on issues with standards and practices on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
01:21

Pierre Cossette

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Pierre Cossette on dealing with Standards and Practices with The Grammys  and how the show has changed over the years
02:48
Pierre Cossette on advice to an aspiring producer
00:50

Bob Costas

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Bob Costas on how the business of televised sports has changed
01:29

Alexander Courage

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Alexander Courage on his memories of the Hollywood Blacklist
02:54
Alexander Courage on advice to aspiring film and TV composers
00:57

Douglas S. Cramer

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Douglas S. Cramer on advice to aspiring television producers
01:25
Douglas S. Cramer on the then-current state of television
01:07

Richard Crenna

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Richard Crenna on the Hollywood Blacklist
02:40
Richard Crenna on advice to aspiring actors
03:14

Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite on how the Hollywood Blacklist affected him and the news industry, specifically the writers on the dramatic program You Are There: Abe Polonsky, Walter Bernstein, and Charles Collingwood
08:43
Walter Cronkite on the circumstances of being replaced by Jack Paar on The Morning Show; and what it taught him about how the television industry works 
06:05
Walter Cronkite on getting fired a second time from The Morning Show; allegedly for insulting new host Dick Van Dyke on-air
06:09

Hume Cronyn

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Hume Cronyn on the Hollywood Blacklist
07:53

Judy Crown

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Judy Crown on advice to aspiring hair stylists, and on how she'd like to be remembered
00:36
Judy Crown on how the television industry has changed since she started
03:50

Robert Culp

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Robert Culp on his first work for television on You Are There and on how his being new to television during the Blacklist period got him started in television
03:27

Jane Curtin

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Jane Curtin on advice to aspiring actors
01:30
Jane Curtin on dealing with celebrity and fame
03:07
Jane Curtin on how the medium of television has changed since she started
02:14

Bill Daily

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Bill Daily on the biggest change he's seen in television over the years
02:38
Bill Daily on challenges in the TV industry as a dyslexic
01:47
Bill Daily on enjoying fame and celebrity
02:42

Tony Danza

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Tony Danza on advice to an aspiring actor
01:03

Ossie Davis

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Ossie Davis on the effect of the Blacklist on him and fellow performers and on being called to testify at the HUAC
07:09

Bill Davis

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Bill Davis on advice to aspiring television directors
01:09
Bill Davis on how television has changed since he started
02:04

Elias Davis

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Elias Davis and David Pollock on advice to an aspiring television writer
03:05

James Day

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James Day on being hired by KQED in San Francisco 
08:08
James Day on his initial duties at KQED (the Bay Area Educational Television Association)
08:07
James Day on initial funding efforts of KQED
04:08
James Day on garnering viewer support in the early days of KQED
05:33
James Day on choosing the call letters for KQED and the early technical aspects and operations of the station
10:03
James Day on KQED's early programming 
08:05
James Day on the role of the Educational Television and Radio Center in the early years of KQED and public television
02:15
James Day on network programming in San Francisco during KQED's early years and KQED's community-based programming
04:08
James Day on moderating the series Kaleidoscope
09:51
James Day on the financial turning point for KQED
02:54
James Day on early corporate funding of KQED
06:44
James Day on a Fidel Castro documentary and other KQED programming from the '60s
05:07
James Day on the state of KQED in 1962
08:06
James Day on the Carnegie Commission on Educational Television 
08:13
James Day on the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 and becoming President of National Educational Television (NET)
06:05
James Day on KQED's Newspaper of the Air
08:30
James Day on the KQED series News Room
05:08
James Day on working with Fred Friendly on Public Broadcasting Laboratory 
05:43
James Day on becoming President of NET in New York
03:30
James Day on the establishment of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
08:07
James Day on becoming President of WNET and supervising production of The Great American Dream Machine 
06:07
James Day on the process of program creation at WNET
02:08
James Day on The Great American Dream Machine  and other programs from his time at WNET
03:10
James Day on programming The 51st State
04:57
James Day on his tenure as President of WNET
05:21
James Day on Richard Nixon vetoing funds for public broadcasting in 1973
01:32
James Day on resigning from WNET
04:30
James Day on the establishment of the Children's Television Workshop
02:16
James Day on producing Day at Night
05:30
James Day on various people he worked with during his career
13:13
James Day on the then-current state of PBS and the marginalization of public television 
04:55

Milton Delugg

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Milton Delugg on NBC exec Pat Weaver's idea to have morning, noon and night shows on NBC and on becoming bandleader on the night show Broadway Open House (precursor to The Tonight Show)
01:56
Bandleader Milton Delugg on the censorship issues on The Gong Show
02:31

Kelley Dixon

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Kelley Dixon on advice to aspiring editors
03:27

Sam Donaldson

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Sam Donaldson on his coverage of Watergate and how the later growth of cable fragmented news audiences
02:15

David Dortort

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David Dortort on the Hollywood Blacklist
04:36

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on Jack Paar's famous walk out on The Tonight Show on February 11, 1960 and the censored joke that provoked it
07:18
Hugh Downs on the role of advertisers on The Tonight Show
00:33
Hugh Downs on what he considers the best of television
00:33
Hugh Downs on the future of television
00:35

Charles Dubin

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Charles S. Dubin on being called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee and being blacklisted for five years
09:05
Charles S. Dubin on directing Twenty One produced by Dan Enright just before the Quiz Show Scandals broke, and on being called to testify about it
05:10
Charles S. Dubin on summing up his career including proudest achievement, advice, collaborating with writers, mentors, and how he'd like to be remembered
02:17

Patty Duke

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Patty Duke on how her managers gave her the answers for the $64,000 Challenge; on testifying before Congress during the Quiz Show Scandals
04:10
Patty Duke on what fans of The Patty Duke Show said/say to her
01:30
Patty Duke on her opinion on fame and getting recognized
01:44
Patty Duke on advice to an aspiring actor
01:37

Betty Cole Dukert

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Betty Cole Dukert on how Meet the Press  dealt with McCarthyism and partisan politics
03:46
Betty Cole Dukert on advice to aspiring news producers
01:32

Roger Ebert

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Roger Ebert on how his fame affected his work
01:00

Ralph Edwards

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Ralph Edwards on the effect of the Quiz Show scandals on Truth or Consequences
02:17

Michael Eisner

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Michael Eisner on the theories of ownership of programs on the major networks in the 1960s
Michael Eisner on lessons learned about broadcasting from his tenure at ABC

Hector Elizondo

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Hector Elizondo on the fame that resulted from his co-starring on Chicago Hope
02:53
Hector Elizondo on how the industry has changed since he started
01:24
Hector Elizondo on advice to an aspiring actor
01:45

Peter Ellenshaw

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Peter Ellenshaw on advice to aspiring artists 
00:23
Peter Ellenshaw on how effects have changed since he started in the business 
00:34
Harrison Ellenshaw on how visual effects have changed since he began working
02:26
Harrison Ellenshaw on advice for aspiring visual effects professionals 
03:47

Ed Begley, Jr. with Emerson College

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Ed Begley, Jr. on advice for aspiring performers
05:05

Dick Enberg

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Dick Enberg on advice to an aspiring sportscaster
01:09

Ruth Engelhardt

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Ruth Engelhardt on how the various departments at William Morris got along and interacted, and how actors regarded television
02:37
Ruth Engelhardt on her mentors and on attending law school while at William Morris
07:11
Ruth Engelhardt on the role of the advertiser in the early days of packaging television shows, and on controversy over The Dick Van Dyke Show and The New Dick Van Dyke Show
05:39
Ruth Engelhardt on the early structure of the William Morris Agency, and what she liked about the company
05:21
Ruth Engelhardt on the early competitors of the William Morris Agency, and on working with company head Abe Lastfogel
04:07
Ruth Engelhardt on the William Morris Agency mailroom, and on her mentor, Samuel Sacks
02:32
Ruth Engelhardt on the various offices of William Morris working together, and on the focus on the West Coast operation
05:02
Ruth Engelhardt on the shift in television from sponsors to networks
04:23
Ruth Engelhardt on actors walking out of shows in order to get raises, and on the issue of piracy of movies and television
04:08
Ruth Engelhardt on the Hollywood Blacklist
10:05
Ruth Engelhardt on the Quiz Show Scandals
01:27
Ruth Engelhardt on the Quiz Show Scandals, and how they impacted the sponsors
02:42
Ruth Engelhardt on William Morris' relationship with ABC, and various other studios and networks
03:26
Ruth Engelhardt on working on the Writers Guild of America's live agreement of 1958
02:15
Ruth Engelhardt on becoming a vice president at William Morris, and later becoming an agent
04:30
Ruth Engelhardt on the formation of CAA, and the comings and goings at William Morris Agency
05:07
Ruth Engelhardt on being head of business affairs for television at William Morris
02:38
Ruth Engelhardt on advice to an aspiring agent
01:42
Ruth Engelhardt on the legacy of the William Morris Agency
04:03

Jeannie Epper

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Jeannie Epper on advice to an aspiring stunt person
01:26

Danny Epstein

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Danny Epstein on advice to aspiring music professionals who want to work in television
01:00

Rod Erickson

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Rod Erickson on going to work for the advertising agency Foote, Cone & Belding as executive director of the radio version of "Your Hit Parade" on behalf of American Tobacco
03:39
Rod Erickson on subjects that were taboo on Proctor & Gamble's serials and getting Proctor & Gamble into television
03:58
Rod Erickson on Procter & Gamble's initial reluctance to sponsor television programs
06:47
Rod Erickson on going to work for Young & Rubicam and putting We, The People on television
04:25
Rod Erickson on pushing his clients into advertising on television while at Young & Rubicam, and on reading the television ratings of the day
05:24
Rod Erickson on how early advertising on television worked and on broadcasting We, The People
03:08
Rod Erickson on dealing with Gulf, the sponsor of We, The People
04:29
Rod Erickson on Gulf sponsoring The Gulf Road Show  and dealing with guest star Billie Holiday
06:45
Rod Erickson on delegating responsibility for We, The People and The Gulf Road Show
02:56
Rod Erickson on how Holiday Hotel, sponsored by Packard, got on the air produced by Felix Jackson
03:13
Rod Erickson on how commercials were inserted into shows in the early days of television
05:22
Rod Erickson on creating a commercial for Goodyear Tires
03:01
Rod Erickson on advertisers discovering that television was a great sales tool
01:44
Rod Erickson on the process of pairing advertisers with shows and attempting to pair Whitman Chocolates with The Red Skelton Show
02:41
Rod Erickson on the sponsorship of I Love Lucy by Phillip Morris and later by Jello
03:36
Rod Erickson on the preferred networks of sponsors in the 1950s
02:36
Rod Erickson on working with David Sarnoff at NBC and William S. Paley at CBS
01:56
Rod Erickson on the notion of networks providing a public service
02:23
Rod Erickson on the reasons companies have for sponsoring a television show
04:50
Rod Erickson on the types of shows that sponsors generally preferred
03:03
Rod Erickson on working on The Silver Theater
01:48
Rod Erickson on the construction of ABC's studios for Paul Whitman's Goodyear Revue
01:30
Rod Erickson on working on The Fred Waring Show sponsored by General Electric 
06:24
Rod Erickson on working on The Arrow Show, sponsored by Arrow Shirts
03:03
Rod Erickson on working on Hopalong Cassidy
04:32
Rod Erickson on the advent of packaging television shows by William Morris Agency and MCA
04:42
Rod Erickson on being involved in a lawsuit with MCA
07:12
Rod Erickson on networks being paid off by agencies to carry their packaged programs
01:36
Rod Erickson on his dealings with Desi Arnaz
02:55
Rod Erickson on his trips to California to meet clients
02:25
Rod Erickson on ad men dealing with the mob
05:58
Rod Erickson on advertising being a "people business" and the role of alcohol in the business
02:19
Rod Erickson on the factors that go into the decision to advertise on a show and the importance of the writer
02:34
Rod Erickson on turning down Danny Thomas' Make Room for Daddy
01:05
Rod Erickson on the advertisers control over time slot and other factors dealing with a show
02:21
Rod Erickson on the dearth of black actors on television in the 1950s and 1960s and anti-Semitism in the ad industry
03:51
Rod Erickson on the Hollywood Blacklist's effect on television advertising
13:33
Rod Erickson on the ethics of advertising cigarettes on television
02:41
Rod Erickson on product placement in television and movies
02:04
Rod Erickson on the shift away from sponsors owning a whole show
07:12
Rod Erickson on reading the Neilson ratings and predicting people's television viewing habits on given nights of the week
06:38
Rod Erickson on ad agencies getting out of the business of producing shows and how his job changed as a result
01:19
Rod Erickson on the effectiveness of commercials
03:16
Rod Erickson on the research involved in making effective commercials and on the psychology of commercials
03:16
Rod Erickson on the power of television and on violent television programming
01:53
Rod Erickson on retiring from the advertising industry in 1961
00:44
Rod Erickson on how the advertising industry had changed since he retired
02:49
Rod Erickson on the then-current state of television advertising
03:34
Rod Erickson on television ratings and demographics, and going to work for the American Research Bureau
04:40

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on the Hollywood Blacklist
03:59
Nanette Fabray on good advice she's gotten regarding her acting in her career
01:54
Nanette Fabray on advice to aspiring actors
02:30

Jeff Fager

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Jeff Fager on resistance from the network on CBS Evening News reporting on certain stories, with the example of a story about Palestinian refugee camps
01:53
Jeff Fager on changes at CBS when Laurence Tisch became CEO in 1986, and conflicts between him and Don Hewitt
07:33
Jeff Fager on a conflict between then-CEO of CBS Laurence Tisch and 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt over the story of tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Winger, who alleged that the tobacco industry knew the addictive and deadly nature of cigarettes
04:02
Jeff Fager on network input into 60 Minutes stories
00:56
Jeff Fager on being executive producer of CBS Evening News with Dan Rather at a time when news was becoming more sensational
03:18
Jeff Fager on the creation of 60 Minutes Overtime, 60 Minutes' online companion and the 60 Minutes app
07:11
Jeff Fager on what has changed about news since he started in the business
02:16
Jeff Fager on the public's perception of the news media
01:24
Jeff Fager on the biggest problem facing the news media and the choices that are being made in response to digital media and the search for "clicks"
03:22
Jeff Fager on the best advice he received on producing a story, from Don Hewitt
01:42
Jeff Fager on advice for young journalists
01:34
Jeff Fager on the lifestyle of being a journalist
01:28

Edie Falco

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Edie Falco on violence on The Sopranos
01:11
Edie Falco on winning an Emmy for Nurse Jackie in 2010 and her feelings about the series being classified as a comedy
01:31
Edie Falco on her interactions with network executives
01:20
Edie Falco on how the television industry has changed since she started out
02:14
Edie Falco on how roles for women have changed since she started out in television and how she relates to her characters as a woman
01:57
Edie Falco on advice to aspiring actors
00:46

Jerry Falwell

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Jerry Falwell on his purchase of the Liberty Broadcasting Cable Network
03:18
Jerry Falwell on what defines television at its best
01:41
Jerry Falwell on advice to aspiring televangelists 
01:00

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on cross-dressing as "Klinger" on M*A*S*H and reaction from fans from the "Big Mac" episode
02:45
Jamie Farr on difficulties with the original format of The Gong Show
02:08
Jamie Farr on memorable episodes of The Gong Show with Jaye P. Morgan
01:35

Ruth Duskin Feldman

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Ruth Duskin Feldman on the sponsors of Quiz Kids
01:24
Ruth Duskin Feldman on her advice to parents with children in the public eye
04:02

Julian Fellowes

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Julian Fellowes on advice to those starting out in the television business 
02:57

Mike Fenton

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Mike Fenton on the craft and technique of casting for television and on the Hollywood Blacklist
03:09
Mike Fenton on the then-current state of casting for television 
02:58
Mike Fenton on advice to aspiring casting directors
01:47

Tom Fontana

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Tom Fontana on dealing with censorship issues and the head of Broadcast Standards at NBC during his time on Homicide: Life on the Street
03:14
Tom Fontana on the then-innovative Internet presence of Homicide: Life on the Street  and using new media to supplement his subsequent shows
02:37
Tom Fontana on writing Oz  with no network censorship 
01:26
Tom Fontana on advice to aspiring television writers and producers
01:37

Horton Foote

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Horton Foote on the Hollywood Blacklist
02:16
Horton Foote on what represents television at its best
01:41
Horton Foote on his thoughts on the golden age of television
04:18

June Foray

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June Foray on how animation has changed over the years
02:52

John Forsythe

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John Forsythe on the Hollywood Blacklist
02:12
John Forsythe on Bachelor Father  switching between the three networks and on the sponsorship of the show
01:27
John Forsythe on advice to aspiring actors
00:25

Sonny Fox

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Sonny Fox on the Quiz Show Scandals
05:42

Eddie Foy, III

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Eddie Foy III on the Hollywood Blacklist
06:30

Richard Frank

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Richard Frank on the failed Paramount Television Service
05:00
Richard Frank on the ever-changing landscape of television and dealing with Standards and Practices
03:03
Richard Frank on seeing the future of new media and vertical integration
04:46
Richard Frank on the effect of the internet on programming now and in the future
05:51

Reuven Frank

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Reuven Frank on the Senator Joseph McCarthy hearings
01:28
Reuven Frank on the biggest changes in television news during his career
04:39
Reuven Frank on the pressure to cut costs in television news
02:45
Reuven Frank on how well television news serves the people, and on the then-differences between the three network newscasts
03:25

Dennis Franz

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Dennis Franz on being voted "Villain of the Year" by TV Guide
00:14

Albert Freedman

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Albert Freedman on television in its infancy
01:35
Albert Freedman on raising money for the defense fees for those on trial during the Hollywood Blacklist
01:58
Albert Freedman on his dealings with Twenty One contestant James Snodgrass during the Quiz Show Scandals
03:02
Albert Freedman on the most difficult pre-test of all the quiz shows - on Twenty One - and how producers selected which answers to give contestants
00:51
Albert Freedman on becoming a producer on Twenty One, coaching contestants, and casting Charles Van Doren on the program
29:12
Albert Freedman on the head of Geritol (Twenty One's sponsor) wanting Herbert Stempel off the program and how Freedman convinced Charles Van Doren to become a contestant
07:41
Albert Freedman on the head of Geritol (Twenty One's sponsor) wanting Herbert Stempel off the program and how Freedman convinced Charles Van Doren to become a contestant
07:41
Albert Freedman on Charles Van Doren becoming a celebrity because of his appearances of Twenty One; on the beginning of the Quiz Show Scandals; on not wanting to implicate Charles Van Doren
28:55
Albert Freedman on Charles Van Doren becoming a celebrity because of his appearances of Twenty One and Freedman realizing the power of television
02:48
Albert Freedman on Charles Van Doren becoming a celebrity because of his appearances of Twenty One and Freedman realizing the power of television
02:48
Albert Freedman on the beginning of the Quiz Show scandals in 1958 - Ed Hilgemeier going to the press about the fixing of Dotto
07:26
Albert Freedman on Charles Van Doren contacting him when the D.A.'s office announced an investigation into the quiz shows (including Twenty One)
01:22
Albert Freedman on the sequence of events that led to the press scrutinization of TV and the explosion of the Quiz Show Scandals
01:43
Albert Freedman on how he got embroiled in the investigations surrounding the Quiz Show Scandals; on how he was counseled by lawyers
02:57
Albert Freedman on being poorly coached by lawyers for the Grand Jury testimony for the Quiz Show Scandals; on realizing he was being set up for an indictment
04:00
Albert Freedman on not giving names to prosecutor Joseph Stone when he was questioned during the Quiz Show Scandals
02:28
Albert Freedman on being indicted for perjury after his testimony during the Quiz Show Scandals; on recanting his testimony and perjuring himself again
11:23
Albert Freedman on being blacklisted because of the Quiz Show Scandals and getting stranded in Mexico
05:30
Albert Freedman on Charles Van Doren being persuaded to testify before the House Committee after Van Doren had seen the notes from the original Grand Jury testimony; on returning from Mexico to testify
02:57
Albert Freedman on CBS allegedly paying off the Harris Commission, Charles Revson perjuring himself, and other testimony at the Congressional hearings
02:26
Albert Freedman on testifying before the Grand Jury for a third time during the Quiz Show Scandals and his indictment finally being dropped after four years
02:49
Albert Freedman on Robert Redford's movie "Quiz Show" and whether or not the film was accurate
06:21
Albert Freedman on who the "bad guys" were in the Quiz Show Scandals
03:01
Albert Freedman on the impact of the Quiz Show Scandals on the medium of television - the end of the intelligent era of live TV
03:00
Albert Freedman on what the quiz shows were really about - making education respectable via entertainment
01:01
Albert Freedman on whether today's quiz shows are affected by the Quiz Show Scandals
01:46

Jonathan Frid

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Jonathan Frid on advice to an aspiring actor
00:33

Gerald Fried

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Composer Gerald Fried on blacklisted musicians
01:43
Gerald Fried on censorship in his music
00:44
Gerald Fried on the business side of television music
02:20

Ron Friedman

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Ron Friedman on how the industry has changed since he started
04:03
Ron Friedman on advice to aspiring writers, and on his children who are writers
02:24

Harry Friedman

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Harry Friedman on advice to an aspiring producer
01:27
Harry Friedman on advice to an aspiring game show host
01:06
Harry Friedman on how television has changed over the years
01:21

Chuck Fries

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Chuck Fries on the profitability of Ziv Productions and on their most successful shows (Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol)
03:15
Chuck Fries on the history of Screen Gems
02:01
Chuck Fries on Columbia (Screen Gems) being a family business and how the company was run
04:30
Chuck Fries on Harry Ackerman, Vice President of Production at Screen Gems and on trouble Screen Gems had early on
03:04
Chuck Fries on John Mitchell, President of Screen Gems, and on how Bill Dozier ran the company
02:47
Chuck Fries on the staff and politics at Screen Gems
02:32
Chuck Fries on Screen Gems focusing on comedy programming
02:15
Chuck Fries on Screen Gems' relationship with ABC and Leonard H. Goldenson
01:59
Chuck Fries on going to work for Metromedia and what the company did
07:11
Chuck Fries on the role talent agencies play on television, and on William Morris Agency President Abe Lastfogel
07:40
Chuck Fries on creating Fries Entertainment
04:30
Chuck Fries on the early associates of Fries Entertainment
04:28
Chuck Fries on the duties of an executive producer on a made-for-television movie
02:09
Chuck Fries on producers dealing with television ratings
02:06
Chuck Fries on Fries Entertainment going public
01:34
Chuck Fries on Fries Entertainment going public
01:58
Chuck Fries on the bankruptcy of Fries Entertainment in 1991
01:47
Chuck Fries on the then-current state of independent television producers 
02:39
Chuck Fries on taking an active role in industry affairs
01:53
Chuck Fries on how television changed during his career regarding censorship of content
04:16
Chuck Fries on the impact of cable on the television industry
01:41

Pamela Fryman

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Pamela Fryman on how the industry has changed since she started, and on women in the industry
03:49
Pamela Fryman on advice to aspiring directors and producers
01:23

Michael Fuchs

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Michael Fuchs on HBO branching out beyond movies
04:23
Michael Fuchs on HBO's early business model
03:45
Michael Fuchs on the networks' and movie studios' early reaction to HBO, and HBO's reaction to home video
06:44
Michael Fuchs on the advent of "multiplexing" programming
02:10
Michael Fuchs on the merger of Warner Bros. and Time Inc.
08:15
Michael Fuchs on HBO's foray into international programming and the use of satellites to deliver programming
03:11
Michael Fuchs on the effect of the Time Inc./Warner Bros. merger on HBO's programming
03:15
Michael Fuchs on HBO's brand and advertising 
10:44
Michael Fuchs on the future of television
11:25

Eileen Fulton

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Eileen Fulton on her acting style, and on advice to aspiring actors
02:21
Eileen Fulton on the extent of Proctor & Gamble's involvement with As the World Turns, and on her distaste of focus groups
02:01

James Garner

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James Garner on public reaction to Maverick and his fame
05:03

Betty Garrett

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Betty Garrett on how the Hollywood Blacklist impacted her and her husband, Larry Parks
12:40
Betty Garrett on finally being removed from the Blacklist, and on meeting Senator Joseph McCarthy
04:20
Betty Garrett on advice to aspiring performers
01:21

Greg Garrison

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Greg Garrison on the Hollywood Blacklist and how it impacted actor Jack Gilford and others
04:54
Greg Garrison on dealing with the network and Standards & Practices on The Dean Martin Show
03:15
Greg Garrison on the then-future of television
02:55

Mitzi Gaynor

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Mitzi Gaynor on her final television special, Mitzi... What's Hot, What's Not and dealing with censors
01:32
Mitzi Gaynor on how show business and television have changed over the years
01:36
Mitzi Gaynor on how celebrity has affected her
01:07

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on the new challenges of television, and how the shows were shot in "legitimate" houses
01:48
Larry Gelbart on the differences between television in the UK versus the US in the '60s
01:45

Michael Gelman

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Michael Gelman on advice to an aspiring producer
03:08

David Gerber

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David Gerber on what a television packager does and shows he packaged at Famous Artists Agency
06:43
David Gerber on making money from television packaging deals
04:28
David Gerber on doing television deals at 21 and The Polo Lounge
02:47
David Gerber on advice to an aspiring producer
04:17

Herschel Burke Gilbert

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Herschel Burke Gilbert on the Hollywood Blacklist
01:57

Vince Gilligan

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Vince Gilligan on his interaction with Standards & Practices and what he was able to show on The X-Files versus Breaking Bad - he couldn't show a gun held to a head during a game of Russian Roulette
Vince Gilligan on pitching the idea of a middle-aged family man cooking a meth lab to cable networks

Paul Michael Glaser

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Paul Michael Glaser on advice to aspiring actors
00:22

Sharon Gless

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Sharon Gless and Barney Rosenzweig on getting recognized by and interacting with fans
04:14
Sharon Gless on being hugged by fans, and the impact of Queer as Folk
01:41

Leonard Goldberg

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Leonard Goldberg on working for advertising agency BBD&O
03:34
Leonard Goldberg on the deal with Ford on Starsky and Hutch
00:58
Leonard Goldberg on issues with Standards & Practices and complaints from the lead actresses on Charlie's Angels
02:09
Leonard Goldberg on censorship issues on Charlie's Angels
01:16
Leonard Goldberg on fighting Standards & Practices on the incest in the TV movie Something About Amelia
03:14
Leonard Goldberg on the future of television
02:03
Leonard Goldberg on the future of the big three networks
02:17
Leonard Goldberg on advice to aspiring producers and executives
02:21

Gary David Goldberg

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Gary David Goldberg on how television has changed since he started in the business
18:09

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson his deal with Edward J. Noble (head of Lifesavers) to purchase NBC's Blue network, which became ABC
05:48
Leonard Goldenson on convincing Paramount's board members to buy ABC
03:06
Leonard Goldenson on his programming ideas for ABC and making a deal with Walt and Roy Disney
02:13
Leonard Goldenson on making a deal with Jack Warner
00:40
Leonard Goldenson on changing the sponsorship model for television
02:09
Leonard Goldenson on his most important decisions at ABC
03:26
Leonard Goldenson on getting into cable television
02:01
Leonard Goldenson on acquiring ESPN and starting A&E
02:09
Leonard Goldenson on merging with Capital Cities
02:04
Leonard Goldenson on Disney acquiring ABC
00:29

Jerry Goldsmith

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Jerry Goldsmith on advice to aspiring composers
02:12

Lewis Gomavitz

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Lewis Gomavitz on the Hollywood Blacklist
03:24
Lewis Gomavitz on getting into advertising
02:35

Curt Gowdy

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Curt Gowdy on broadcasters becoming celebrities
00:54

Herb Granath

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Herb Granath on working in sales for NBC
07:02
Herb Granath on the start of the Lifetime cable channel
04:57
Herb Granath on the birth of The History Channel
03:59
Herb Granath on the birth and management of CBS cable
04:23
Herb Granath on the growth of ESPN and the launch of ESPN 2
17:53
Herb Granath on the birth of ESPN
19:34
Herb Granath on the formation of Eurosport
07:29
Herb Granath on becoming Co-Chairman of the Hallmark Network
06:01
Herb Granath on his involvement with the Television Academy
06:20

Lee Grant

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Lee Grant on her relationship with Arnold Manoff and their experiences with the Hollywood Blacklist
15:07
Lee Grant on testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee
09:08
Lee Grant on her friends and co-workers reaction to having been blacklisted, and on what her life was like when she was on the blacklist
04:23
Lee Grant on the fate of her then-husband Arnold Manoff, who'd been blacklisted, and on how other writers and actors dealt with the Hollywood Blacklist
03:37
Lee Grant on her feelings on those who named names to the House Un-American Activities Committee like Elia Kazan, and on the end of the blacklist
07:53
Lee Grant on how the Hollywood Blacklist affected television as a whole
01:28
Lee Grant on advice to aspiring actors
01:06
Lee Grant on the then-future of television
02:00
Lee Grant on appearing on Search for Tomorrow and on being fired because of the blacklist
04:45

Andy Griffith

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Andy Griffith on the then-best of television, and on the then-future of the television
01:49

Donald Hall

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Donald Hall on the formation of Hallmark Entertainment and The Hallmark Channel
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Donald Hall on Hallmark's television commercials 
04:16
Donald Hall on television's mission
01:30

Robert Halmi, Sr.

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Robert Halmi, Sr. on producing the 1979 television movie My Old Man and financing it directly through advertisers, rather than the networks
06:33
Robert Halmi, Sr. on his commitment to family entertainment
01:38
Robert Halmi, Sr. on how cable has affected the TV landscape
01:05
Robert Halmi, Sr. on advice to aspiring producers
00:21

Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm on what he would want to tell his younger self when starting out in the business
01:50

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on writing spec scripts for The  Alfred Hitchcock Hour and The Andy Griffith Show
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Earl Hamner on the effect of the Blacklisting era
01:47

Jonathan Harris

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Jonathan Harris on advice to aspiring actors
00:43

Don Hastings

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Don Hastings on the set and costumes of Captain Video and His Video Rangers, and on the DuMont Television Network
01:49
Don Hastings on advice to an aspiring actor
02:19

Jeffrey Hayden

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Jeffrey Hayden on the Hollywood Blacklist and how he helped actor Will Geer
00:37

Dwight Hemion

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Dwight Hemion on advice to an aspiring director
02:40

Skitch Henderson

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Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on the popularity of Steve Allen's Tonight, and on network interference or censorship with the show
05:28
Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on the Hollywood Blacklist
03:55
Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on advice to aspiring musicians to desire to work in television
01:21

Florence Henderson

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Florence Henderson on working on Today when Charles Van Doren was a correspondent
01:28

Marilu Henner

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Marilu Henner on doing commercials early in her career
02:24
Marilu Henner on how the industry has changed since she started
02:47
Marilu Henner on advice to an aspiring actor
02:53

Danette Herman

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Danette Herman on the Academy Awards  and social media
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Danette Herman on advice to aspiring talent executives
01:30

Winifred Hervey

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Winifred Hervey on censorship on The Golden Girls
01:06
Winifred Hervey on her biggest challenge in the business - being female and a minority
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Winifred Hervey on advice to aspiring writers and producers
01:15

Don Hewitt

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Don Hewitt on early sponsorship of network news programs
02:23

Arthur Hiller

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Arthur Hiller on the list of "don't dos" they had from the sponsors and the network on NBC Matinee Theater, and a near-controversy when he cast an African American actor as a doctor
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Arthur Hiller on the "don't dos" list from the sponsors and the networks in early television
01:47
Arthur Hiller on the Hollywood Blacklist
02:04
Arthur Hiller on the status of a feature director versus the status of a television director
01:05
Arthur Hiller on advice to aspiring directors
01:17
Arthur Hiller on his then-current life and projects and on ageism in the industry
03:59

Martin Hoade

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Martin Hoade on describing NBC Television in 1945
05:51
Martin Hoade on how he feels about the networks' responsibility to provide religious programming
02:32
Martin Hoade on what he feels the mission of television should be
04:12

Leslie Hoffman

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Leslie Hoffman on advice to aspiring stunt people
01:44

Silvio Horta

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Silvio Horta on the presentation of Ugly Betty  at the upfront presentations to advertisers
02:10
Silvio Horta on advice to aspiring writers
01:02

Stanley Hubbard

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Stanley Hubbard on growing up around the radio and television business
02:00
Stanley Hubbard on the radio community's reaction to early television and Jack L. Warner's reaction to television
02:54
Stanley Hubbard on his father's radio and television stations competing with newspapers
01:35
Stanley Hubbard on KSTP's ratings in the '50s and wrestling on the station
01:55
Stanley Hubbard on Hubbard Broadcasting acquiring television stations in the '50s
07:39
Stanley Hubbard on his father pursuing technological innovation in television, and the stations making the transition to color
05:39
Stanley Hubbard on becoming Vice President of Hubbard Broadcasting in 1962, and his increasing responsibilities at the company
03:54
Stanley Hubbard on hiring Frank Magid as a consultant for his news broadcasts
06:02
Stanley Hubbard on his stations switching affiliations from NBC to ABC
06:17
Stanley Hubbard on the relationship between the network and the affiliate, and affiliates dealing with demographics and ratings
03:45
Stanley Hubbard on the then-current state of HBO and Hubbard Broadcasting's acquisition of United States Satellite Broadcasting Company and Direct Broadcast Satellite
05:58
Stanley Hubbard on the growth of satellite television in the '80s and '90s
01:57
Stanley Hubbard on his 1991 agreement with DIRECTV
02:36
Stanley Hubbard on the death of his father and creating a satellite news gathering truck
03:22
Stanley Hubbard on creating a satellite news gathering truck (CONUS)
03:28
Stanley Hubbard on KSTP starting to broadcast a digital signal in 1999
04:41
Stanley Hubbard on the technical aspects of switching over to digital television and the then-future of interactive television
04:31
Stanley Hubbard on the then-current state of television advertising and DVR technology
03:32
Stanley Hubbard on the then-future of television advertising and the impact of the internet on television
03:05
Stanley Hubbard on the government's role in broadcasting and dealing with FCC regulations
05:11
Stanley Hubbard on the then-current push toward deregulation in broadcasting
02:36
Stanley Hubbard on the then-current state of Hubbard Broadcasting
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Felicity Huffman

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Felicity Huffman on the immediate success of Desperate Housewives
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Felicity Huffman on ABC's hands-off approach to American Crime
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Felicity Huffman on live-tweeting during the broadcasts of American Crime
04:31
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the challenges of being a guest star on a hit TV series
01:25
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on how parenthood has affected their opinion of television and the messages it sends to women, in particular
01:23
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on which television shows they are currently watching
01:33
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on how they've used their celebrity to champion causes
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Roy Huggins

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Roy Huggins on joining the Communist Party
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Roy Huggins on how his communist leanings impacted the work he was doing as a novelist
02:01
Roy Huggins on writing the feature film "Hangman's Knot" and being placed on the Hollywood Blacklist
09:41
Roy Huggins on writing and directing the feature "Hangman's Knot" despite being blacklisted 
04:16
Roy Huggins on being subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and naming names
11:02
Roy Huggins on going to Universal Television 
04:16
Roy Huggins on how changes in television led to him leaving Universal Television 
01:22
Roy Huggins on his career and his biggest contribution to television
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Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter on the impact of the Hollywood Blacklist on television
02:12
Kim Hunter on being blacklisted in the 1950s
07:33
Kim Hunter on advice to aspiring actors
02:31

Frank Inn

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Frank Inn on advice to aspiring Hollywood animal trainers
01:35

David Isaacs

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Ken Levine and David Isaacs on advice to aspiring writers
02:41

Seaman Jacobs

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Seaman Jacobs on the Hollywood Blacklist
04:02
Seaman Jacobs on how audiences have changed since he started
02:46
Seaman Jacobs on the then-future of television
00:57
Seaman Jacobs on how television writers are treated, and on the importance of preserving television history
02:36

Alan Jaggs

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Alan Jaggs on advice to aspiring editors
00:47

Al Jean

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Al Jean on broadcast standards and The Simpsons
02:54
Al Jean on advice for aspiring writers and for those who want to get into animation
01:47

Geri Jewell

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Geri Jewell on the challenges she faced when her manager stole the money she earned from The Facts of Life and how the show's producer Al Burton tried to help her
04:13
Geri Jewell on her experience with "overnight fame" and the impact of her visibility as a person with a disability
02:54
Geri Jewell on her feelings about actors without disabilities playing characters with disabilities
04:14
Geri Jewell on advice for aspiring actors
02:45

Russell Johnson

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Russell Johnson on being questioned about his politics because of his name
05:29
Russell Johnson on the critics' reactions to Gilligan's Island
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Russell Johnson on advice to aspiring actors
02:41

Lamont Johnson

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Lamont Johnson on working with Fay Wray, and on the Hollywood Blacklist
02:25
Lamont Johnson on being on the Hollywood Blacklist, and on producer Albert McCleery disregarding it to hire him
07:32
Lamont Johnson on dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist, and later directing many issue-oriented shows like My Sweet Charlie
03:04
Lamont Johnson on advice to an aspiring director
01:22
Lamont Johnson on advice to an aspiring actor
00:57

Robert Johnson

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Robert Johnson on the early reaction of broadcast networks to cable
02:26
Robert Johnson on starting BET
03:39
Robert Johnson on John Malone's role in creating BET
02:51
Robert Johnson on the early business plan and promotional activity of BET
02:35
Robert Johnson on coming up with the name BET
01:36
Robert Johnson on Viacom's acquisition of BET
05:01

Shirley Jones

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Shirley Jones on how the industry has changed since she started and on continuing to work
02:05
Shirley Jones on advice to an aspiring actress, and on how she'd like to be remembered
01:29

Sidney M. Katz

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Sidney M. Katz on dealing with Hollywood Blacklist
01:44
Sidney M. Katz on editing Edward R. Murrow's See It Now  series and the episode on Joseph McCarthy
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Sidney M. Katz on advice to aspiring editors
00:38

Bob Keeshan

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Bob Keeshan on the industry's responsibility to children
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Bob Keeshan on the network and Captain Kangaroo  and the Hollywood Blacklist
03:12
Bob Keeshan on what represents the best in television
03:44

Asaad Kelada

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Asaad Kelada on working with the young cast of The Facts of Life and how they handled fame
01:49
Asaad Kelada on how "The Dinner Party," an episode of The Office was delayed due to the Writers' Strike
02:51

H. Wesley Kenney

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H. Wesley Kenney on controversial Days of Our Lives storylines and dealing with Standards and Practices
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Roger King

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Roger King on the King World merger with CBS/Viacom, and on working with Sumner M. Redstone to make the deal
05:00
Roger King on creating and distributing The Roseanne Show starring Roseanne, and on how King World dealt with failure
04:59
Roger King on how the business of television syndication has changed since he started, and on the emergence of cable and the internet
03:16
Roger King on the then-future of television, syndication, and King World
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Roger King on advice to an aspiring television executive
00:34

Ernest Kinoy

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Ernest Kinoy on the McCarthy era and the Blacklist episode of The Defenders
05:43
Ernest Kinoy on the Hollywood Blacklist and The Defenders
03:28
Ernest Kinoy on the Hollywood Blacklist and Red Channels 
01:01
Ernest Kinoy on the then-future of television
00:47
Ernest Kinoy on advice to aspiring writers
01:55

Jack Klugman

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Jack Klugman on the Hollywood Blacklist
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Jack Klugman on "The Blacklist" episode of The Defenders and winning an Emmy for the role
02:33

Arnie Kogen

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Arnie Kogen on how the television industry has changed since he started and on his then-current television favorites
01:17
Arnie Kogen on advice to an aspiring writer
00:42

Ted Koppel

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Ted Koppel on media consolidation and its impact on the news
02:14

Mario Kreutzberger

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Mario Kreutzberger on the future of television as driven by content
01:24

Sid Krofft

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Sid and Marty Krofft on sage advice from Walt Disney
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Sid and Marty Krofft on problems with Standards & Practices on H.R. Pufnstuf
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Sid and Marty Krofft on advice to aspiring puppeteers
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Marty Krofft

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Sid and Marty Krofft on sage advice from Walt Disney
02:05
Sid and Marty Krofft on problems with Standards & Practices on H.R. Pufnstuf
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Sid and Marty Krofft on advice to aspiring puppeteers
00:49

Steve Kroft

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Steve Kroft on interviewing Clarence Thomas for 60 Minutes and dealing with criticism of his interviews
05:19
Steve Kroft on the movement toward more celebrity-driven news
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Lisa Kudrow

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Lisa Kudrow on the sudden popularity of Friends and the cast's appearance on Oprah Winfrey's show
04:06
Lisa Kudrow on how fame affected the cast members of Friends; on not being able to go out in public after their success hit
02:24
Lisa Kudrow on the "overexposure" of the cast of Friends
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Sheila Kuehl

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Sheila Kuehl on her interaction with fans of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis and how they reacted to her character "Zelda Gilroy"
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Sheila Kuehl on advice to aspiring actors and politicians
01:21

Jack LaLanne

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Jack LaLanne on syndicating The Jack LaLanne Show
03:14
Jack LaLanne on censorship on The Jack LaLanne Show and words he could not say; on how standards have changed over the years
02:11
Jack LaLanne on television critics' and viewer responses to The Jack LaLanne Show
00:42
Jack LaLanne on his advice to aspiring television fitness professionals
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Paul LaMastra

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Paul LaMastra on advice to someone starting out in the television editing field
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Susan Lacy

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Susan Lacy on the challenges of funding the American Masters documentary series and negotiating rights for such a series

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on working the 1952 political conventions, and subsequent conventions
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Perry Lafferty on making the transition from producer to executive when he became a vice president at CBS
04:09
Perry Lafferty on Robert D. Wood, CBS's purge of rural programming in the early '70s, and line of succession of CBS Presidents
02:33
Perry Lafferty on Grant Tinker and MTM Productions
01:44
Perry Lafferty on leaving CBS for Filmways
03:58
Perry Lafferty on being in charge of movies and miniseries and NBC in the '80s, and on Brandon Tartikoff turning around the fortunes of NBC
05:20
Perry Lafferty on leaving NBC to become a producer
04:11
Perry Lafferty on how television audiences have changed since he began his career, and on the then-future of television
04:43

Rita Lakin

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Rita Lakin on how television had changed since she started
00:56

Brian Lamb

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Brian Lamb on the inception of C-SPAN
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Brian Lamb on coming up with the idea for C-SPAN
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Brian Lamb on his initial pitch for C-SPAN
03:28
Brian Lamb on putting C-SPAN together and the politics involved in C-SPAN's development
09:09
Brian Lamb on C-SPAN's first day of broadcast and early lack of programming
06:08
Brian Lamb on the creation of C-SPAN 2 and getting the Senate televised and C-SPAN 3
05:37

Ring Lardner, Jr.

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Ring Lardner, Jr. on being called before the House Un-American Activities Committee
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Ring Lardner, Jr. on the experience of testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee
08:00
Ring Lardner Jr. on the experience of testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee
06:06
Ring Lardner Jr. on being cited for contempt by the House Un-American Activities Committee and going to jail, and on the Hollywood Ten
09:07
Ring Lardner Jr. on writing under pseudonyms after being blacklisted
05:31
Ring Lardner Jr. on serving his time for contempt of Congress
04:54
Ring Lardner Jr. on his experiences writing for The Adventures of Robin Hood using a pseudonym during the Hollywood Blacklist era
08:41
Ring Lardner, Jr. on the McCarthy Hearings, and on the end of the Hollywood Blacklist
05:55
Ring Lardner, Jr. on the fear and paranoia of The Hollywood Blacklist, and on writing various feature films
05:54
Ring Lardner, Jr. on why he believes the Hollywood Blacklist happened
02:54
Ring Lardner, Jr. on how his experience with the Hollywood Blacklist shaped his writing, and on how he'd like to be remembered
02:09

Jack Larson

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Jack Larson on the instant popularity of "Jimmy Olsen" and being typecast as an actor
02:30

Peter Lassally

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Peter Lassally on advice to aspiring producers
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Peter Lassally on advice to aspiring talk show hosts
00:43

Piper Laurie

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Piper Laurie on her experiences with the Hollywood Blacklist
05:24

Lucy Lawless

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Lucy Lawless on censorship of Xena: Warrior Princess
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Lucy Lawless on dealing with her fame from Xena: Warrior Princess  and being a feminist icon
01:59
Lucy Lawless on the action scenes and censorship of Spartacus
05:13
Lucy Lawless on her advice to an aspiring actor
00:57
Lucy Lawless on how celebrity has affected her
02:05

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear on how he turned down requests to be a front for blacklisted writers during the Hollywood Blacklist
01:52
Norman Lear on creating pilots for television sitcoms that never aired
03:08
Norman Lear on how William Tankersley, then head of Standards & Practices at CBS, fought him over a line on Maude
02:56
Norman Lear on the culture of profit-making in television to the detriment of the medium, and his dislike of ratings
04:50
Norman Lear on what he sees as the best of television, from the days of Edward R. Murrow and the "golden age" of television
01:47

Michael Learned

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Michael Learned on advice to aspiring actors
01:21
Michael Learned on how things have changed for actresses since she started acting
01:25

Jim Lehrer

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Jim Lehrer on drafting a new code of Standards and Practices for PBS news
02:49
Jim Lehrer on advice to aspiring broadcast journalists
04:27

Jack Lemmon

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Jack Lemmon on how the Hollywood Blacklist impacted his friends and colleagues
03:15
Jack Lemmon on appearing on the series Heaven for Betsy  and the Hollywood Blacklist 
03:18
Jack Lemmon on his overall opinion of television programming
02:14
Jack Lemmon on the then-future of television
01:34

Ken Levine

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Ken Levine and David Isaacs on advice to aspiring writers
02:41

Al Lewis

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Al Lewis on advice to an aspiring actor
05:23

Jerry Lewis

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Jerry Lewis on creative control on The Colgate Comedy Hour
00:57
Jerry Lewis on celebrity
03:47

Frank Liberman

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Frank Liberman on the Hollywood Blacklist
00:21
Frank Liberman on how the field of publicity has changed since he started
01:13

Judith Light

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Judith Light on advice to an aspiring actor
08:30

Hal Linden

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Hal Linden on doing voiceover for commercials and looping foreign films
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Hal Linden on dealing with Standards & Practices on Barney Miller
03:55
Hal Linden on advice to aspiring actors
02:04

Art Linkletter

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Art Linkletter on the music and sponsors of Art Linkletter's House Party
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Art Linkletter on the then-current state of television hosts
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Art Linkletter on the then-future of television
00:52

Warren Littlefield

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Warren Littlefield on General Electric acquiring NBC in 1986
05:19

Barry Livingston

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Barry Livingston on a My Three Sons storyline that co-worker Don Grady disagreed with - separate beds for his married character and his wife
01:50
Barry Livingston on censorship issues with cursing on My Three Sons
00:59
Barry Livingston on how fans reacted to him when he was on My Three Sons
02:15
Barry Livingston on how fame has affected his life
01:48
Barry Livingston on advice for aspiring actors
01:43

John J. Lloyd

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John J. Lloyd on his recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist
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John J. Lloyd>  on advice to aspiring art directors>
02:11

Kurt Loder

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Kurt Loder on the Internet and the music industry
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Kurt Loder on how the Internet has influenced the music industry
02:11
Kurt Loder on advice to aspiring music journalists
01:11

Loretta Long

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Loretta Long on advice to aspiring actors, and how she'd like to be remembered
01:43

James L. Loper

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James L. Loper on getting public television station KCET on the air
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James L. Loper on developing instructional television
03:48
James L. Loper on the beginnings of the PBS Network of stations
02:32
James L. Loper on PBS programming and the mission of PBS
03:33
James L. Loper on obstacles to creating PBS and dealing with Washington D.C.
03:11
James L. Loper on Hartford Gunn's early role in running PBS and standards in programming
08:12

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on there not being censorship issues in "The Contest" episode of Seinfeld
00:35
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on advice to aspiring actors
00:35

Sam Lovullo

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Sam Lovullo on the Hollywood Blacklist
00:52
Sam Lovullo on advice to aspiring producers
01:41

Susan Lucci

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Susan Lucci on good advice she's received as an actor
01:00
Susan Lucci on her advice to aspiring actors
00:45
Susan Lucci on how the television industry and technology have changed since she started her career
01:59

Sidney Lumet

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Sidney Lument on the correspondents of You Are There, and on their political affiliations and the Blacklist
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Sidney Lumet on his experience with the Hollywood Blacklist
07:03
Sidney Lumet on individuals that were targeted by the Hollywood Blacklist, including Walter Bernstein, and on blacklisted writers
08:15
Sidney Lumet on various television scripts that were covertly about the Hollywood Blacklist
05:31
Sidney Lumet on the then-current state of television
05:57
Sidney Lumet on advice to an aspiring television director
01:28

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on live commercials for Kraft Television Theatre
03:32
Stewart MacGregory on what represents the best of television 
02:42
Stewart MacGregory on the then-current state of NBC
00:57
Stewart MacGregory on the Hollywood Blacklist
04:06

Robert MacNeil

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Robert MacNeil on critical reaction to The MacNeil Lehrer NewsHour  and various stories they covered
05:59

Will Mackenzie

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Will Mackenzie on pilots he wishes had gotten picked up including President of Love starring Van Johnson
03:45
Will Mackenzie on ageism in the television industry
02:20
Will Mackenzie on advice to aspiring television directors
03:03

William H. Macy

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William H. Macy on his first experiences in film and television
01:17
William H. Macy on being proud of the way Shameless deals with sex and his personal objections to the unrealistic way violence is depicted on television
05:11
William H. Macy on his advice to actors for reading scripts
01:42
William H. Macy on the best advice he's received, and his advice to actors
02:34
William H. Macy on advice to aspiring actors
03:08

Loring Mandel

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Loring Mandel on the Hollywood Blacklist, and on casting blacklisted actors on Studio One
05:46
Lorning Mandel on dealing with censorship in his career on the CBS Playhouse episode "Shadow Game"
01:11
Loring Mandel on his criticism of television, and on being president of the Writers Guild
03:19

Randolph Mantooth

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Randolph Mantooth on advice to aspiring actors
01:56
Randolph Mantooth on his fame
01:46
Randolph Mantooth on how the television business has changed since he started
01:58

Martin Manulis

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Martin Manulis on the Hollywood Blacklist
04:12
Martin Manulis on leaving television to produce motion pictures
04:13
Martin Manulis on the then-future of television
06:15
Martin Manulis on advice to aspiring television producers
03:33

Ann Marcus

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Ann Marcus on ageism in the television industry
04:03
Ann Marcus on how the television industry has changed
01:39

Bob Markell

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Bob Markell on challenges of working in television versus the stage
01:16

Penny Marshall

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Penny Marshall on how celebrity has affected her
02:24
Penny Marshall on her advice to aspiring actors and directors
03:40

E. G. Marshall

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E.G. Marshall on The Defenders doing an episode about the Hollywood Blacklist
05:59

Dick Martin

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Dick Martin on dealing with the censors on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
04:38
Dick Martin on the then-current (2002) state of television 
03:40

Wink Martindale

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Wink Martindale on producers Jack Barry and Dan Enright and the Quiz Show Scandals
03:03
Wink Martindale on the advent of Game Show Network
02:20
Wink Martindale on how game shows have changed since he started, and on the then-future of game shows
02:26

John A. Martinelli

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John Martinelli on working at the Wakefield-Orloff Company
04:33
John Martinelli on the difference between editing commercials and television shows
04:23

Leslie H. Martinson

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Leslie H. Martinson on advice to aspiring television directors
02:23
Leslie H. Martinson on the Hollywood Blacklist
10:33

Jerry Mathers

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Jerry Mathers on the cattle call casting process for Leave It To Beaver
04:32
Jerry Mathers on how Leave It To Beaver got picked up as a series after several pilots
02:28
Jerry Mathers on the shift from people working in the movie industry to working in television
01:21
Jerry Mathers on censorship in television
04:03
Jerry Mathers on the challenges of directing a situation comedy and working with children
02:48

Bob May

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Bob May on the fan mail he received while on Lost in Space
00:49
Bob May on advice to an aspiring performer
01:02

Beth McCarthy-Miller

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Beth McCarthy-Miller on advice to aspiring television directors
02:05
Beth McCarthy-Miller on how television has changed since she started working in it
01:14

Jayne Meadows

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Jayne Meadows on the Quiz Show Scandals
02:26
Jayne Meadows on how television has changed since the '50s
02:06

Anne Meara

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Anne Meara on her recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist
04:58

Bill Melendez

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Bill Melendez on the Hollywood Blacklist
Bill Melendez on his production company
02:27
Bill Melendez on opening a production office in London
02:55
Bill Melendez on advice to an aspiring animator
01:41

Lee Mendelson

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Lee Mendelson on then-current projects, and on how producing television documentaries has changed over the years
03:00
Lee Mendelson on how animation for television has changed over the years, and the then-new digital way of doing animation, and on doing work that impacts American life
02:13
Lee Mendelson on advice to aspiring television producers and animators
02:30
Lee Mendelson on how television animation has changed since he began
01:52

S. Epatha Merkerson

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S. Epatha Merkerson on censorship on Law & Order
01:19
S. Epatha Merkerson on cops and fans approaching her with compliments while she was cast on Law & Order
04:21
S. Epatha Merkerson on her fans
01:30
S. Epatha Merkerson on advice to an aspiring actor
02:19

Tammy Faye Bakker Messner

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Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner on celebrity
00:40
Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner on the power of television
00:08
Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner on advice to aspiring televangelists
00:49

Burt Metcalfe

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Burt Metcalfe on CBS's edicts about showing blood in M*A*S*H
02:07
Burt Metcalfe on the laugh track in M*A*S*H
02:04

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow at CBS News, and on Senator Joseph McCarthy's Red Scare including the Hollywood Blacklist
09:40
Sig Mickelson on the blacklisting of CBS News correspondent Winston Burdett
04:33
Sig Mickelson on the atmosphere at CBS News during the Red Scare, and his memories of the period
02:05
Sig Mickelson on the publication Red Channels and on the Hollywood Blacklist
04:37
Sig Mickelson on signing a loyalty oath for CBS News and on other issues connected with the Red Scare
05:42
Sig Mickelson on television's impact on the political process in the United States
02:31
Sig Mickelson on how technological innovation has changed the way news events are covered by networks, and on the government's role in regulating the broadcast industry
02:44

David Milch

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David Milch on dealing with the network on NYPD Blue
03:51
David Milch on network interference with NYPD Blue
01:20
David Milch on advice to aspiring television writers
00:38

Newton N. Minow

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Former FCC Chairman Newton Minow on the history of the FCC
04:42
Former FCC chair Newton Minow on serving on CBS' board (starting in 1983)
04:27
Newton Minow on his opinion of the television industry and its failure to remain in the public interest
02:49

Vic Mizzy

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Vic Mizzy on not having any involvement with the Hollywood Blacklist
01:01
Vic Mizzy on advice to an aspiring composer
00:58

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on censorship of The Rolling Stones on The Ed Sullivan Show
01:25

Paul Monash

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Paul Monash on the Hollywood Blacklist
05:57
Paul Monash on advice to aspiring television writers
02:40

Bill Monroe

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Bill Monroe on winning a Peabody Award in 1960 for his editorials on school desegregation
03:48
Bill Monroe on senator Joe McCarthy and the communist witch hunts of the '50s
01:40
Bill Monroe on how television news has changed since he started
03:39
Bill Monroe on how the public's perception of network news has changed since he started
02:50
Bill Monroe on the then-future of nightly network newscasts
01:30
Bill Monroe on television and the first Amendment
02:24

Thomas W. Moore

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Thomas W. Moore on the Hollywood Blacklist
01:04
Thomas W. Moore on the creation of Viacom, and on being hired at ABC by Jim Aubrey
03:12
Thomas W. Moore on being vice president in charge of programming at ABC, and on the state of the network when he arrived
03:28
Thomas W. Moore on the people who worked for him at ABC when he was head of programming, including Michael Eisner and Barry Diller
05:30
Thomas W. Moore on his stint as head of programming at ABC, and on his goals at the time
03:25
Thomas W. Moore on his duties at president of ABC
02:00
Thomas W. Moore on the government attempting to require public service programming on the networks, and on William S. Paley and General David Sarnoff
08:22
Thomas W. Moore on Newton N. Minow's "vast wasteland" speech, critical of television
05:06
Thomas W. Moore on what he sees as the FCC's role in broadcasting
05:26
Thomas W. Moore on the ban on cigarette advertising on television
01:45
Thomas W. Moore on the FCC regulation of the networks being able to own or control the rebroadcast of primetime shows
01:37
Thomas W. Moore on the length of commercials and commercial breaks on network television
04:14
Thomas W. Moore on networks and their affiliates
02:59
Thomas W. Moore on his day-to-day responsibilities as president of ABC
02:48

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore on restrictions including the objection to her wearing pants on The Dick Van Dyke Show
01:14
Mary Tyler Moore on the formation of MTM
01:56
Mary Tyler Moore on CBS refusing to allow her character to be a divorcee on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
01:20
Mary Tyler Moore on the sale of MTM Productions
02:12
Mary Tyler Moore on Grant Tinker's leadership of MTM Productions
01:11

Millie Moore

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Millie Moore on her first film as a full editor, working for Dalton Trumbo on "Johnny Got His Gun"
02:47

Priscilla Morgan

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Priscilla Morgan on television shows she packaged in the '50s
03:33

Harry Morgan

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Harry Morgan briefly on the Blacklist (he was neighbors with Lionel Stander in later years)
00:45

Howard Morris

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Howard Morris on the Hollywood Blacklist
00:47
Howard Morris on advice to aspiring actors and directors
00:38

Tad Mosel

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Tad Mosel on the pressures of writing and performing for live television and the decline of live television
02:28
Tad Mosel on the programs that have represented the best of television 
02:40
Tad Mosel on dealing with network censorship on an NBC adaptation of All the Way Home
01:55

Robert Mott

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Robert Mott on the Hollywood Blacklist
03:49
Robert Mott on how the sound effects craft has changed since he started and the advent of Foley
05:57
Robert Mott on advice to an aspiring sound effects professional
04:35
Robert Mott on sound effects that couldn't be used on television 
08:42

Tony Mottola

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Tony Mottola on advice to an aspiring musician
01:12

Michael Moye

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Michael Moye on network notes on The Jeffersons
01:59
Michael Moye on the process of selling the Silver Spoons pilot to the network
28:49
Michael Moye on the pilot, initial testing, and network notes for Married...With Children
08:09
Michael Moye on Married...With Children 's place on the new FOX network
04:18
Michael Moye on critics' reactions to Married...With Children
01:02
Michael Moye on FOX executives hating Married...With Children
02:41
Michael Moye on "the Rakolta incident" (so called because a woman named Terry Rakolta complained about content on Married...With Children) and FOX withholding fan mail; on subsequent problems with the network
14:01
Michael Moye on "the lost episode" ("The Camping Episode") of Married...With Children
07:29
Michael Moye on the second "lost episode" of Married...With Children
03:50
Michael Moye on FOX's reaction to his proposed spin-off and leaving Married...With Children
08:41

Thad Mumford

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Thad Mumford on being fired from the New York Yankees and on his first television job as an NBC page
05:15
Thad Mumford on his advice to aspiring writers and on how he'd like to be remembered
01:44

Bill Mumy

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Bill Mumy on doing commercials 
02:05

Thomas Murphy

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Thomas Murphy on working at the Kenyon & Eckhardt ad agency
03:25
Thomas Murphy on advertising in the early days of television
01:49
Thomas Murphy on the role of the advertising agency in the television business in the '50s
02:39
Thomas Murphy on Capital Cities partner Frank Smith and acquiring television stations
05:36
Thomas Murphy on the growth of Capital Cities
03:59
Thomas Murphy on Capital Cities becoming a powerhouse 
04:43
Thomas Murphy on taking over as CEO of Capital Cities
06:02
Thomas Murphy on acquiring local television stations
08:03
Thomas Murphy on Capital Cities acquisition of ABC
07:24
Thomas Murphy on the early days of Capital Cities/ABC
02:23
Thomas Murphy on Capital Cities getting involved with cable
03:41
Thomas Murphy on being a broadcaster
01:29
Thomas Murphy on the then-relationship between cable and broadcast outlets
02:20
Thomas Murphy on his plans for ABC when Capital Cities took over in 1986
06:02
Thomas Murphy on ABC President John Sias
02:58
Thomas Murphy on various people who worked under him at ABC
03:14
Thomas Murphy on working with affiliates and dealing with talent at ABC
02:58
Thomas Murphy on the demographics of ABC and dealing with programming
04:16
Thomas Murphy on his instincts regarding programming at ABC
04:00
Thomas Murphy on how Disney's acquisition of ABC came about
05:39
Thomas Murphy on how the deal with Disney to take over ABC was consummated 
06:10

Jonathan Murray

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Jonathan Murray on censorship on The Real World
02:06

Frank Nastasi

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Frank Nastasi on the Hollywood Blacklist
01:44
Frank Nastasi on the then-current state of television 
00:33

Gareth Neame

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Gareth Neame on advice to aspiring producers
01:20

Horace Newcomb

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Horace Newcomb on writing about television for the "Baltimore Sun," and on the coming of age of television in the 1970s with shows like All in the Family and The Mary Tyler Moore Show
07:46
Horace Newcomb on An American Family, and on the serialization of television which led to shows like Roots and Dallas
07:48
Horace Newcomb on the power of television producers and show runners, and on collaborating in television
05:39
Horace Newcomb on how Hill Street Blues changed the television industry
06:33
Horace Newcomb on The Sopranos being a game changer
05:49
Horace Newcomb on Magnum, P.I.'s cumulative narrative
04:56
Horace Newcomb on the historic and then-current lack of diversity in television
04:42
Horace Newcomb on the rise of new media in regards to television
06:34
Horace Newcomb on the then-current television shows he watches, including several foreign shows on new media platforms like Netflix
06:01
Horace Newcomb on what he believes the mission of television should be
03:17
Horace Newcomb on how television studies have changed since he started his career
04:58
Horace Newcomb on advice to aspiring television academics
01:30

Bob Newhart

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Bob Newhart on how television has changed over the years
01:57
Bob Newhart on advice to aspiring performers
00:21
Bob Newhart on how fame has affected his career
01:15

Laraine Newman

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Laraine Newman on the on-air personas of the Not Ready for Prime Time Players on Saturday Night Live  and dealing with NBC Standards and Practices 
03:08
Laraine Newman on her fame from Saturday Night Live  and who the show appealed to
03:51
Laraine Newman on fan encounters during her time on Saturday Night Live
01:58
Laraine Newman on advice to aspiring actors
01:16

Leonard Nimoy

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Leonard Nimoy on his guest appearances on Sea Hunt, and how this series compared budget and salary-wise to other series produced by syndication giant Ziv Television Programs
01:43
Leonard Nimoy on why villains were not allowed to smoke on Ziv Television Programs' syndicated shows, due to sponsorship
01:42
Leonard Nimoy on the ups and downs of fame
01:17

Agnes Nixon

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Agnes Nixon on sponsor reaction to soap operas moving from radio to television
01:39
Agnes Nixon on wanting to write socially relevant stories for soap operas - writing her first cancer story for Guiding Light and getting resistance from sponsor Procter & Gamble
04:48
Agnes Nixon on the fan mail for All My Children
01:03

Nicolas Noxon

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Nicolas Noxon on working on the documentary series Hollywood and the Stars, and coming up against the movie studios' resistance to allowing movies (even just clips) shown on television
02:35
Nicolas Noxon on working for MGM in the 1960s and 1970s and the state of the studio at that time
01:41
Nicolas Noxon on MGM's attitude toward television during the time he worked there (from the late 1960s to the early 1970s) 
03:10
Nicolas Noxon on National Geographic Specials  and its move from ABC to PBS
02:52
Nicolas Noxon on the difference between making documentaries for public television versus commercial television
01:34
Nicolas Noxon on the changes in documentaries in television over time, including the use of recreations 
03:21
Nicolas Noxon on the challenge of creating documentaries for network television, and whether they belong on network television
07:26
Nicolas Noxon on his ideas about the then-future state of television
04:31
Nicolas Noxon on advice to aspiring documentarians
01:11

Bill Nye

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Bill Nye on censorship on the program - the evolution episode and other run-ins with studio executives
00:50
Bill Nye on reactions from fans
00:36

Carroll O'Connor

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Carroll O'Connor on his theory as to why CBS Chairman William S. Paley never socialized with him
03:01

Ed O'Neill

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Ed O'Neill on audience reaction to Married...With Children
02:06
Ed O'Neill on censorship issues on Married...With Children and the Terry Rakolta campaign
02:06
Ed O'Neill on getting recognized by fans
00:56

Edward James Olmos

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Edward James Olmos on advice to aspiring actors
01:41

Bernie Orenstein

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Bernie Orenstein on issues with Standards and Practices on Sanford and Son
00:43
Bernie Orenstein on his opinion of then-current television
03:51
Bernie Orenstein on advice for aspiring writers
00:26
Bernie Orenstein on advice for aspiring producers
00:44

Gail Parent

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Gail Parent on advice to aspiring television writers
01:29

Marty Pasetta

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Marty Pasetta on directing the controversial final season of The Smothers Brothers' Comedy Hour
02:10
Marty Pasetta on how television has changed due to technology and business
02:33

Dick Van Patten

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Dick Van Patten on his memories of the Hollywood Blacklist
00:50

Timothy Van Patten

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Timothy Van Patten on his fame after The White Shadow
01:34

Jane Pauley

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Jane Pauley on the current and future role of the news anchors
01:35
Jane Pauley on her dislike of "the get"
02:30

Alan Perris

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Alan Perris on advice to aspiring television executives
02:31

Bill Persky

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Bill Persky on why he cancelled Kate & Allie

Regis Philbin

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Regis Philbin on syndicating his local New York morning show nationally
01:26

Frederick S. Pierce

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Frederick S. Pierce on how research affected programming at ABC
02:18
Frederick S. Pierce on the Nielsen ratings system
00:53
Frederick S. Pierce on ratings sweeps periods and the programming and news departments
05:11
Frederick S. Pierce on becoming President of ABC and the structure of the network
06:40
Frederick S. Pierce on his relationship with ABC Standards and Practices 
02:16
Frederick S. Pierce on network ownership of series and movies
00:55
Frederick S. Pierce on the formation of ABC Video and ABC's acquisition of ESPN and other cable networks
12:20
Frederick S. Pierce on Capital Cities buyout of ABC and leaving the network
06:16
Frederick S. Pierce on his opinion of the then-current state of ABC and the networks in general
02:05
Frederick S. Pierce on television's responsibility to its audience 
02:33
Frederick S. Pierce on advice to aspiring television executives 
06:03

Suzanne Pleshette

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Suzanne Pleshette on being a "movie star" who appeared on television
01:10

David Pollock

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David Pollock on his father being on the Hollywood Blacklist
04:02
Elias Davis and David Pollock on advice to an aspiring television writer
03:05

Mike Post

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Mike Post on how the business of television scoring has changed since the '70s
03:43

Tom Poston

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Tom Poston on the Hollywood Blacklist
01:02
Tom Poston on advice to an aspiring actor
01:08

Maury Povich

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Maury Povich on Metromedia becoming FOX
00:46
Maury Povich on criticisms of his talk show Maury
01:49

Carroll Pratt

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Carroll Pratt on the Hollywood Blacklist
02:26
Carroll Pratt on television critics reaction to the laugh track, and on the purpose of the laugh track
05:25
Carroll Pratt on his retirement, and on leaving his company in good hands
02:27

David Pressman

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David Pressman on the Hollywood Blacklist happening again
01:12
David Pressman on learning his was blacklisted and being fired from Treasury Men in Action
05:02
David Pressman on being blacklisted; on teaching at Boston University from 1954-1959 during his unemployment; on then running the Neighborhood Playhouse; on the end of the blacklist; on trying to get jobs in television during the blacklist period; on David Susskind hiring him for television
08:53
David Pressman on how being blacklisted affected him
04:47
David Pressman on "secretly" directing The Philip Morris Playhouse  while he was blacklisted
06:27

Jeff Probst

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Jeff Probst on the FX cable channel
17:00
Jeff Probst on hosting The Jeff Probst Show
11:22

Jacques Pépin

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Jacques Pépin on advice to an aspiring television chef
02:17

Ward Quaal

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Ward Quaal on getting into management at WGN
02:12
Ward Quaal on his duties at WGN and getting WGN on the air
06:10
Ward Quaal on the first day of programming at WGN, and on the eventual switch over to color
03:39
Ward Quaal on going to work for Crossley Broadcasting Corporation
02:25
Ward Quaal on Louis Caldwell, and on the Hoover Commission Executive Broadcasting Task Force
03:08
Ward Quaal on his responsibilities at Crossley Broadcasting Corporation
06:21
Ward Quaal on the Hollywood Blacklist
01:31
Ward Quaal on being appointed the head of WGN Continental Broadcasting in 1960, and on his management style in broadcasting
06:26
Ward Quaal on how television programming had evolved by the '70s and '80s, and programming national shows
03:52
Ward Quaal on WGN becoming a superstation
02:06
Ward Quaal on the then current state of Tribune
02:43
Ward Quaal on the impact of cable and new media on the industry
02:54
Ward Quaal on advertising clutter
02:07
Ward Quaal on how the internet has impacted television
02:19
Ward Quaal on role he feels government should play in broadcasting
02:45
Ward Quaal on media consolidation
06:28

Charlotte Rae

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Charlotte Rae on her experience with the Hollywood Blacklist
02:02
Charlotte Rae on how roles for women on television have changed over the years, and on how television has changed since she started
01:39
Charlotte Rae on advice to aspiring actors, and how she'd like to be remembered
03:01

Jorge Ramos

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Jorge Ramos on the emergence of social media as a tool to connect to the audience directly 
03:19
Jorge Ramos on good advice he's received about being a journalist 
01:34
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on advice to someone starting a journalism career
02:00
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on the then-future of Spanish-language news and Latino journalists 
04:26

Joyce Randolph

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Joyce Randolph on Audrey Meadows replacing Pert Kelton in the cast of The Honeymooners
00:42

Arthur Rankin, Jr.

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Arthur Rankin Jr. on the beginnings of Rankin/Bass Productions, and on the creation of "Animagic"
04:01
Arthur Rankin Jr. on visiting Japan animation studios in 1958, and deciding to focus on animation
02:25
Arthur Rankin Jr. on juggling multiple projects
01:19
Arthur Rankin Jr. on producing The Cricket on the Hearth with Danny Thomas
Arthur Rankin Jr. on advice to aspiring animators
01:25
Arthur Rankin Jr. on the then-current state of animation on television
01:31

Marian Rees

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Marian Rees on the state of television when she started working in the industry circa 1952
04:39
Marian Rees on the challenges facing independent producers and how distribution has changed
07:58
Marian Rees on advice to aspiring female television producers
05:39
Marian Rees on ageism in the industry
01:50

Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner on censorship on Caesar's Hour
00:54
Carl Reiner on blacklisted writer, Frank Tarloff and his own experience with the Blacklist
03:39

Del Reisman

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Del Reisman on Robert Stack, TV violence and on The Untouchables' end
01:40

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on the Hollywood Blacklist
03:40

Larry Rhine

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Larry Rhine on the Hollywood Blacklist
03:21
Larry Rhine on advice to aspiring television writers
04:00

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on how the advertising agencies worked with the television networks and sponsors during early television
03:18
Lee Rich on the Hollywood Blacklist
01:47
Lee Rich on the Quiz Show Scandals and the subsequent impact on the networks and advertising agencies
00:56
Lee Rich on the network creators: David Sarnoff (NBC), William S. Paley (CBS), and Leonard Goldenson (ABC)
02:00
Lee Rich on the changing media landscape and consolidation
02:24
Lee Rich on criticism about Dallas
01:29

John Rich

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John Rich on problems with Standards & Practices on All in the Family
03:23

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on United Press covering the Hollywood Blacklist
00:46
Hank Rieger on The Television Academy (in Los Angeles) and NATAS (in New York) becoming separate organizations (the splitting of The Television Academy)
10:40

Rita Riggs

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Rita Riggs on the Hollywood Blacklist
01:00
Rita Riggs on the importance of her continuing to work as the years went on at her then-age of 73
00:41
Rita Riggs on advice to aspiring television costume designers
00:39

Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers on dealing with censorship on television
02:00
Joan Rivers on her celebrity and how she'd like to be remembered
00:54
Joan Rivers on maintaining longevity in show business
00:16
Joan Rivers on how show business has changed since she started
01:20

Doris Roberts

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Doris Roberts on advice to aspiring actors
03:11

Cliff Robertson

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Cliff Robertson on his recollections of The Hollywood Blacklist
00:47
Cliff Robertson on advice to aspiring actors
01:58

Fred Rogers

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Fred Rogers on the challenges of live television with his show The Children's Corner
01:20

Mickey Rooney

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Mickey Rooney on how television has changed over the years
00:48
Mickey Rooney on advice to aspiring actors
00:26

Howard Rosenberg

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Howard Rosenberg on being the first television critic for The Louisville Times
03:37
Howard Rosenberg on television critics who influenced him and his preparation to go into the field
01:51
Howard Rosenberg on his autonomy as a television critic
03:15
Howard Rosenberg on television in the '70s
03:47
Howard Rosenberg on the timetable of receiving shows and reviewing them
03:16
Howard Rosenberg on how television changed and evolved during the '70s and his thoughts on the Golden Age of Television
05:18
Howard Rosenberg on his influence as a critic in Louisville 
04:28
Howard Rosenberg on his schedule at the LA Times
01:57
Howard Rosenberg on how the process of reviewing shows changed over the years
05:33
Howard Rosenberg on reviewing television series and changing his mind about shows
04:09
Howard Rosenberg on reader response to his column on 9/11
02:38
Howard Rosenberg on sometimes not getting tapes of shows he wanted to review
02:27
Howard Rosenberg on winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1985 
07:57
Howard Rosenberg on the function of critical writing
04:10
Howard Rosenberg on his dealings with people in the television industry
02:31
Howard Rosenberg on his editors
02:48
Howard Rosenberg on media consolidation
01:09
Howard Rosenberg on television comedy
02:50
Howard Rosenberg on dramatic series
03:48
Howard Rosenberg on late night television
02:53
Howard Rosenberg on daytime talk shows
02:34
Howard Rosenberg on made-for-television movies, miniseries and specials
02:02
Howard Rosenberg on government involvement in television
04:55
Howard Rosenberg on his favorite television shows
01:42
Howard Rosenberg on television at its worst
02:48
Howard Rosenberg on advice to aspiring television critics
02:04

Meta Rosenberg

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Meta Rosenberg on being an executive consultant at Universal Television and how things in the industry had changed by 1980
04:06
Meta Rosenberg on advice to an aspiring television producer and succeeding in the industry as a woman
02:21

Barney Rosenzweig

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Barney Rosenzweig on trying to make a deal with Orion to own the whole run of Cagney & Lacey
02:18
Barney Rosenzweig on advice to aspiring producers and how the business has changed
01:37
Sharon Gless and Barney Rosenzweig on getting recognized by and interacting with fans
04:14
Sharon Gless on being hugged by fans, and the impact of Queer as Folk
01:41

Mark Rothman

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Mark Rothman on advice to aspiring writers
07:52

Aaron Ruben

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Aaron Ruben on the critical role ratings played in show survivals
00:45

Thomas Del Ruth

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Thomas Del Ruth on the key to his success and longevity in the business  and career highlights and regrets
04:24

Romilly Rutherford

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Romilly Rutherford on Philo T. Farnsworth's feeling about the money making aspect of television and the beginnings of television as a medium
03:25
Romilly Rutherford on what he believes Philo T. Farnsworth would think about the then-current state of television and the legacy of his work
05:07

Maria Elena Salinas

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Maria Elena Salinas on advice given to her by mentors
02:56
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on advice to someone starting a journalism career
02:00
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on the then-future of Spanish-language news and Latino journalists
04:26

Marlene Sanders

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Marlene Sanders on her recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist
00:29
Marlene Sanders on the sponsor of WABD-TV news
00:18

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on dealing with network interference on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
01:48
Jay Sandrich on having fun finding ways to depict sex in a subtle way on Soap
01:45
Jay Sandrich on his memories of the Hollywood Blacklist and some colleagues who were affected, and why Lucille Ball was accused of being a Communist 
02:22
Jay Sandrich on network interference and how Fred Silverman was a rare TV executive who knew how to leave creative people alone to do their job
02:21

Isabel Sanford

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Isabel Sanford on dealing with fame and celebrity
02:34

Joseph Sargent

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Joseph Sargent on his experience with the Hollywood Blacklist
01:44
Joseph Sargent on advice to aspiring directors
02:45
Joseph Sargent on ageism in the industry
02:13

Thomas W. Sarnoff

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Thomas W. Sarnoff on his response to criticism of violence on TV while an NBC executive
02:17

William Schallert

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William Schallert on his tenure as President of SAG and a strike
01:43

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on flack for portraying a divorced woman (Vivian Vance's character) on The Lucy Show
00:37
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on network interference on Maude
01:04
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist
02:17

Thomas Schlamme

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Thomas Schlamme on the hierarchy of television
01:55

Lew Schneider

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Lew Schneider on advice to an aspiring television writer
01:06

Alfred Schneider

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Alfred Schneider on creating, with ABC Executive Jim Stabile, what may have been the very first television package deal -- for The Danny Thomas Show
02:25
Alfred Schneider on dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist as an executive at CBS
02:36
Alfred Schneider on the Quiz Show and Payola Scandals and his part in writing legislation in response to the scandals
05:11
Alfred Schneider on the establishment of the Television Code and its contents
05:58
Alfred Schneider on working in Standards & Practices at ABC
03:11
Alfred Schneider on working with Producer Leonard Goldberg on his TV movie Something About Amelia, which dealt with incest
01:52
Alfred Schneider on his pride in his work on The Day After
01:24
Alfred Schneider on allowing nudity to be shown in The Winds of War
00:43
Alfred Schneider on a controversial episode of Bus Stop ("A Lion Walks Among Us") and how it led to further inquiries into the effects of violence on television
04:13
Alfred Schneider, Standards & Practices executive, on how an advertiser's displeasure with an episode of Howard K. Smith: News and Comment ("The Political Obituary of Richard M. Nixon") led to the formulation of a policy to protect news departments from the interference of sponsors
04:01
Alfred Schneider on the difference between how news and entertainment are handled in terms of censorship
02:31
Alfred Schneider on why ABC was able to take a risk on Soap and how the network dealt with the show's depiction of controversial topics
03:03
Alfred Schneider on the decision not to allow two men to kiss on Thirtysomething
01:34
Alfred Schneider on the power of advertisers in decisions made by Standards & Practices
02:19
Alfred Schneider on negotiating the depiction of the controversial subject matter of That Certain Summer
01:43
Alfred Schneider on meeting with special interest groups and handling their concerns about portrayals of certain groups and depictions of controversial topics on television
02:15
Alfred Schneider on regulating portrayals of violence in Roots versus S.W.A.T. and The Six Million Dollar Man
01:55
Alfred Schneider on Producer Danny Arnold throwing him off the set of Barney Miller
01:10
Alfred Schneider on working with Steven Bochco versus working with Aaron Spelling
02:48
Alfred Schneider on how and why portrayals of sexuality and other controversial topics have become more acceptable over time on television
01:49
Alfred Schneider on Chair of the Federal Communications Commission, Newton N. Minow's "Vast Wasteland" speech
01:25
Alfred Schneider on the role of the government in regulating television content
01:29
Alfred Schneider on the criticism he received over the course of his career and being the "conscience of the company"
01:19
Alfred Schneider on advice to aspiring Standards & Practices professionals
00:43
Alfred Schneider on advice to show creators in dealing with Standards & Practices professionals
00:32

Robert Schuller

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Robert Schuller on how television has changed society
04:27

Joe Sedelmaier

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Joe Sedelmaier on becoming interested in film and getting into advertising
05:29
Joe Sedelmaier on working for Young & Rubicam, Clinton Frank, and Leo Burnett
13:01
Joe Sedelmaier on the state of television advertising in the '60s
03:55
Joe Sedelmaier on incorporating more subtlety into television advertisements 
06:14
Joe Sedelmaier on starting his own advertising agency
05:27
Joe Sedelmaier on the early days of his advertising agency
06:19
Joe Sedelmaier on his early clients
06:49
Joe Sedelmaier on Southern Airways putting his agency on the map
04:36
Joe Sedelmaier on gaining creative control over his advertisements 
03:53
Joe Sedelmaier on buying out his partner and taking control
04:20
Joe Sedelmaier on turning down clients and his affinity for comedic commercials
05:39
Joe Sedelmaier on his preference to use film in his advertisements 
02:31
Joe Sedelmaier on his Alaska Airlines commercials
03:31
Joe Sedelmaier on his Federal Express commercials 
03:41
Joe Sedelmaier on his famous, fast-talking Federal Express series of commercials 
09:57
Joe Sedelmaier on discovering Clara Peller, Wendy's "Where's the Beef?" lady
05:12
Joe Sedelmaier on Wendy's "Where's the Beef?" campaign with Clara Peller
07:30
Joe Sedelmaier on Wendy's "Russian Fashion Show" commercials 
05:34
Joe Sedelmaier on Wendy's "Russian Fashion Show" commercial 
04:26
Joe Sedelmaier on Wendy's "Parts is Parts" commercial
02:07
Joe Sedelmaier on the effect his ads had on Wendy's
02:01
Joe Sedelmaier on structuring his commercial rates and dealing with the heads of the companies
02:25
Joe Sedelmaier on Federal Express commercials he created
01:54
Joe Sedelmaier on foreign commercials he created
06:07
Joe Sedelmaier on creating Mr. Coffee commercials 
01:23
Joe Sedelmaier on his Jartran commercials 
03:06
Joe Sedelmaier on creating Eyewitness News commercials
01:57
Joe Sedelmaier on creating commercials for Valvoline 
03:15
Joe Sedelmaier on creating commercials for Texaco Super Unleaded and the process of casting commercials 
05:04
Joe Sedelmaier on creating commercials for AAMCO and HP
01:35
Joe Sedelmaier on the then-current state of advertising 
01:32
Joe Sedelmaier on his style
01:37
Joe Sedelmaier on market research 
01:04
Joe Sedelmaier on gauging the success of an ad
02:24
Joe Sedelmaier on advice to aspiring advertising professionals 
04:05
Joe Sedelmaier on his greatest career achievement and how he'd like to be remembered
01:05

Ralph Senensky

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Ralph Senensky on censorship when directing Breaking Point and "The Bull Roarer" episode in which a young man thinks he might be gay
02:27

John Shaffner

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John Shaffner on advice to aspiring art directors
00:45

Richard Shapiro

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Richard and Esther Shapiro on writing the made-for-TV movie Intimate Strangers
02:19
Richard and Esther Shapiro on the challenges facing an independent production company

Esther Shapiro

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Richard and Esther Shapiro on writing the made-for-TV movie Intimate Strangers
02:19
Richard and Esther Shapiro on the challenges facing an independent production company

Mel Shavelson

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Mel Shavelson on writing around NBC standards and practices for Bob Hope
03:02
Mel Shavelson on Bob Hope doing jokes about Senator Joseph McCarthy
01:40
Mel Shavelson on the early development of television, and of color television, and on writing an early experimental broadcast with Bob Hope
09:49
Mel Shavelson on his experience with the Hollywood Blacklist, and on the societal impact of television
09:39
Mel Shavelson on how the television industry has changed since he started
02:01
Mel Shavelson on the growth of television
03:23
Mel Shavelson on how he'd like to be remembered
01:09

David Shaw

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David Shaw on the Hollywood Blacklist
04:04
David Shaw on The Defenders dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist
02:14
David Shaw on advice to aspiring writers and his proudest career achievement
01:04

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on the Hollywood Blacklist
02:28
Jack Shea on the DGA and runaway production
01:36

Sid Sheinberg

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Sid Sheinberg> on Revue changing its name to Universal Television and MCA's various acquisitions 
06:14
Sid Sheinberg> on his concerns and goals for Universal Television when he became President in 1971
06:36
Sid Sheinberg> on becoming President of MCA, and his view of deregulation and media consolidation 
04:57
Sid Sheinberg> on MCA taking on Betamax and advocating other home video technology
09:11
Sid Sheinberg> on the emergence of cable and satellite television 
06:23
Sid Sheinberg on MCA's syndication and television business in the '80s and the series Law & Order
03:43
Sid Sheinberg on NBC's acquisition of Universal 
01:30
Sid Sheinberg on media consolidation in the '80s
07:46
Sid Sheinberg on Matsushita's acquisition of MCA
14:42
Sid Sheinberg on advice to aspiring television executives
04:08

Sidney Sheldon

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Sidney Sheldon on the lack of network interference when he was working in TV versus what he sees in the industry today (2000); on the status of the business
04:02
Sidney Sheldon on his recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist
04:18
Sidney Sheldon on then-current (2000) television writing and the state of television
01:02

James Sheldon

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James Sheldon on changes in the television business in the 1950s that led to directors becoming freelancers rather than employees of advertising agencies or networks
01:02
James Sheldon on the Hollywood Blacklist 
04:53
James Sheldon on nearly being fired because of a mix up involving another man named James Sheldon during the Hollywood Blacklist era 
01:12
James Sheldon on why he doesn't remember many details of the Blacklist era
01:02
James Sheldon on advice to an aspiring director
00:42

David Shore

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David Shore on initial critical reaction and viewer reaction to House and early notes from FOX
06:38

John Silva

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John Silva on the future of television
03:41

Chet Simmons

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Chet Simmons on the selling of Sports Programs Inc. to ABC, and on his role at ABC Sports
05:13
Chet Simmons on leaving NBC Sports for the newly created ESPN
07:19
Chet Simmons on being named president of ESPN five weeks before it launched
03:41
Chet Simmons on ESPN founders Bill and Scott Rasmussen, and the other people at the network when it started
08:54
Chet Simmons on ESPN's early scheduling process
06:26
Chet Simmons on ESPN's early primetime schedule
06:16
Chet Simmons on the amount of live coverage ESPN did in their early years, and on the number of viewers and cable system at its launch
04:44
Chet Simmons on the first moments on the air at ESPN, and on the look and sponsors of the network at the time
05:40
Chet Simmons on ESPN's schedule when they first went on the air, and the demographics of the network and early success
03:22
Chet Simmons on ESPN's early offices, equipment, technology, and location
08:52
Chet Simmons on the growth of ESPN during his tenure
04:28
Chet Simmons on how ESPN changed over time in terms of branding
01:47
Chet Simmons on ESPN being competitive with broadcast networks, and on ESPN's disadvantages and advantages in competing with the networks
04:58
Chet Simmons on how the audience numbers for ESPN over the years
04:59
Chet Simmons on why he left ESPN
04:52
Chet Simmons on going to work for the USFL
08:45
Chet Simmons on advice to an aspiring sports executive
01:32

Bob Simon

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Bob Simon on advice to aspiring journalists
00:50

Sam Simon

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Sam Simon on censorship issues on The Simpsons
04:36
Sam Simon on his advice to aspiring writers
00:30
Sam Simon on how television has changed since he started
02:30

John Singleton

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John Singleton on being nominated for an Emmy in 2016 and the kinds of opportunities television offers that are different from film
01:04
John Singleton on writing for film and television, and feeling it's the same, especially as television becomes more cinematic
01:18
John Singleton on what he likes about television now: "it's like I can make a movie every other week"
00:43
John Singleton on being nominated for an Emmy for American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and the opportunities he sees in television
01:34
John Singleton on how opportunities for African Americans in entertainment have changed over the course of his career
00:38
John Singleton on his feelings about current television: "I love TV"
00:34
John Singleton on the best lessons he's learned over the course of his career
01:14

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on directing early television commercials while working for an advertising agency
01:36
Sid Smith on differences between working with the major networks and PBS
00:56
SiSid Smith on the future of television
00:46

G.E. Smith

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G.E. Smith on the infamous Sinead O'Connor "Pope ripping" incident on Saturday Night Live
02:00
G.E. Smith on advice to aspiring musicians
02:23

Dick Smith

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Dick Smith on being warned about the Hollywood Blacklist
01:46

Yeardley Smith

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Yeardley Smith on the differences between television/film and theater
06:08
Yeardley Smith on the criticism of The Simpsons when it debuted
02:19
Yeardley Smith on censorship issues (or the lack thereof) on The Simpsons
02:45

Jaclyn Smith

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Jaclyn Smith on being a "Breck Girl" and appearing on McCloud
02:24
Jaclyn Smith on her advice to an aspiring actor
00:43

Mark Snow

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Mark Snow on dealing with fame and success, especially as he experienced it during the height of The X-Files
03:20
Mark Snow on how the television industry has changed during his time in the business
02:07
Mark Snow on advice to aspiring television composers
05:28

Sanford Socolow

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Sanford Socolow on changes he made during his time at the CBS Washington News Bureau under the Nixon administration - identifying who was asking questions of the President
02:33
Sanford Socolow on changes in network news over the years
07:05
Sanford Socolow on how cable news affected broadcast news
01:08
Sanford Socolow on the biggest problems facing the news media
01:20
Sanford Socolow on advice to an aspiring news producer
01:07

John Soh

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John Soh on advice to aspiring editors
04:20

Aaron Spelling

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Aaron Spelling on network interference when writing for Sammy Davis, Jr. on Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater
03:03

Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton on CBS getting into television, and the CBS network coverage in the early days
03:44
Frank Stanton on the FCC issuing the original licenses to television stations around the country, and CBS' failed color system
05:57
Frank Stanton on where CBS stood in relation to NBC in the earliest days of television, and on eventually surpassing them with I Love Lucy
04:23
Frank Stanton on the creation of CBS News for television, and Edward R. Murrow's reluctance to do television
05:48
Frank Stanton on Edward R. Murrow's commentary on Senator Joe McCarthy
Frank Stanton on the policies invoked at CBS during the blacklist period
04:33
Frank Stanton on the Quiz Show Scandals
01:35
Frank Stanton on his relationship with Senator John O. Pastore, and dealing with censorship
04:58
Frank Stanton on how the networks have changed since he started
01:45
Frank Stanton on CBS spinning off Viacom for syndication purposes
02:53
Frank Stanton on the rise of cable television, and the then-future of new media
07:38
Frank Stanton on the impact of media consolidation on programming
02:02
Frank Stanton on the then-current state of television
01:51
Frank Stanton on broadcasting and the first amendment, and how it related to CBS Reports: "The Selling of the Pentagon"
06:55
Frank Stanton on the downside of media consolidation
01:42
Frank Stanton on the then-current state of broadcasting, and on what he felt was most important in broadcasting at the time
01:54
Frank Stanton on the creation on the CBS television network, alongside the CBS radio network
04:15
Frank Stanton on the news on public television, and on the then-current state of network news
02:53
Frank Stanton on the design and construction of CBS Television City in Los Angeles
04:30
Frank Stanton on the design and construction of Black Rock in New York City
05:51
Frank Stanton on the design and construction of CBS Black Rock
02:07
Frank Stanton on the design and creation of the CBS eye logo
04:17
Frank Stanton on what he feels is the lack of adequate maintenance of CBS Black Rock, and on what the building meant for CBS
07:22
Frank Stanton on what CBS Black Rock meant to CBS
03:12
Frank Stanton on the creation of CBS News
04:42
Frank Stanton on CBS News' initial roster of correspondents
05:22
Frank Stanton on CBS and the Hollywood Blacklist
07:44
Frank Stanton on the quiz show scandals
03:10

Jean Stapleton

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Jean Stapleton on learning to be open for all projects, as a result of her work on All in the Family
00:21
Jean Stapleton on taking a buyout from residuals on All in the Family
01:22

Darren Star

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Darren Star on controversial storylines on Beverly Hills, 90210, including "Brenda Walsh" sleeping with "Dylan McKay" in the first season's "Spring Dance" episode
04:17
Darren Star on the censorship issues that arose on Melrose Place, particularly involving the character "Matt Fielding," who was gay
03:16
Darren Star on trusting your own instincts as a writer and not allowing the audience to influence your choices
02:16
Darren Star on a Sex and the City gag that HBO objected to
01:33
Darren Star on the challenges of having a show on a network versus cable
03:09
Darren Star on not allowing success to inhibit you in your career choices
01:02
Darren Star on Younger being on TV Land and the changing landscape of television
02:39
Darren Star on advice to aspiring writers
01:09

Ben Starr

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Ben Starr on his recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist
02:06
Ben Starr on advice to aspiring television writers
01:10

Mary Kay Stearns

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Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on getting recognized from Mary Kay and Johnny
01:10
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on incorporating Mary Kay's pregnancy into Mary Kay and Johnny; on what they could and couldn't say on the show
03:02
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on using their real identities on Mary Kay and Johnny; on not wanting celebrity
02:22

Johnny Stearns

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Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on getting recognized from Mary Kay and Johnny
01:10
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on incorporating Mary Kay's pregnancy into Mary Kay and Johnny; on what they could and couldn't say on the show
03:02
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on using their real identities on Mary Kay and Johnny; on not wanting celebrity
02:22

Herbert Stempel

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Herbert Stempel on becoming involved with Twenty-One  via producer Dan Enright
03:58
Herbert Stempel on Dan Enright prepping him to "act" and cheat on Twenty-One, and on dealing with host Jack Barry
06:01
Herbert Stempel on the format of Twenty-One  and how the game was played
01:31
Herbert Stempel on the broadcast facilities and set of Twenty-One, including the "isolation booth"
02:23
Herbert Stempel on his first Twenty-One  opponents having been coached as he had been
01:32
Herbert Stempel on the aftermath of his first appearance on Twenty-One  and on the scripted banter on the show
02:03
Herbert Stempel on his initial lack of recognition from being on Twenty-One, and on meeting with producer Dan Enright before each air time to get instructions and answers
04:17
Herbert Stempel on the details of the monetary wins on Twenty-One
02:42
Herbert Stempel on telling some friends early on that Twenty-One  was rigged
00:52
Herbert Stempel on the other members of the Twenty-One  team including host Jack Barry
02:05
Herbert Stempel on the producers inadvertently giving him a wrong answer to a question on Twenty-One
02:11
Herbert Stempel on Charles Van Doren, his final "opponent" on Twenty-One
01:16
Herbert Stempel on finally being "defeated" by Charles Van Doren on Twenty-One
03:24
Herbert Stempel on Dan Enright reneging on his promises to Stempel after his run Twenty-One
03:27
Herbert Stempel on contacting the DA's office and testifying about the misconduct on the set of Twenty-One
03:51
Herbert Stempel on appearing on the PBS American Experience  episode "The Quiz Show Scandal"
02:58
Herbert Stempel on his involvement in Robert Redford's feature film "Quiz Show" in which John Turturro played Stempel
05:58
Herbert Stempel on the impact of the Quiz Show Scandals on America and his being asked to return to play on the revived version of Twenty-One,  and on trying out for Jeopardy!
03:43
Herbert Stempel on the so-called Stempel law, and his then-current dealings with the public
02:24
 Herbert Stempel on the legacy of the Quiz Show Scandals
00:50
Herbert Stempel on having his credibility questioned when he testified about misconduct on the set of Twenty-One
04:49
Herbert Stempel on the psychological impact the Twenty-One  scandal had on him, and on the public perception of his testimony regarding Charles Van Doren
04:10

Jeremy Stevens

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Jeremy Stevens on Charles Rocket saying an expletive live on the air on Saturday Night Live
02:20

Nick Stewart

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Nick Stewart on the then-current state of African-Americans on television 
05:56
Nick Stewart on advice to those starting in the entertainment industry
01:46

Dick Stiles

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Dick Stiles on advice to an aspiring art director
00:42

Norman Stiles

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Norman Stiles on how children's television has changed since he started in the industry
01:09
Norman Stiles on advice to an aspiring children's television writer
01:20

Jerry Stiller

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Jerry Stiller on his memories of the Hollywood Blacklist
06:31

Brandon Stoddard

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Brandon Stoddard on television living up to its potential and how the industry has changed
01:57

Gale Storm

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Gale Storm on the influence the sponsors had over TV shows, including The Gale Storm Show (aka Oh Susanna)
04:18

J. Michael Straczynski

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J. Michael Straczynski on the audience of Babylon 5 and interacting with fans on the internet
03:41
J. Michael Straczynski on the series Sense8 for Netflix
05:16

John Strauss

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John Strauss on the Hollywood Blacklist
07:54
John Strauss on his participation in two union strikes
04:52
John Strauss on speaking to newspaper columnist Hedda Hopper on behalf of actor Sterling Hayden when he was suspected of being a Communist
01:06
Publicist John Strauss on working with sponsors and ad agencies
02:59
John Strauss on the value of both publicity and advertising
01:43
John Strauss on advice to someone starting out in public relations
02:35
John Strauss on how the industry has changed since he first started in the business
01:33

George Sunga

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George Sunga on CBS's reaction to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
01:45
George Sunga on Harry Belafonte's controversial performance on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
01:24
George Sunga on diversity and discrimination in television
07:08

Donald L. Taffner, Sr.

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Donald L. Taffner, Sr. on advice to aspiring television executives
02:22
Donald L. Taffner, Sr. on starting his own production and distribution company
03:29
Donald L. Taffner, Sr. on how television distribution has changed since the '60s and distributing The Benny Hill Show
06:27

George Takei

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George Takei on his advice to aspiring actors
01:33

Jeffrey Tambor

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Jeffrey Tambor on the revival of Arrested Development  on Netflix
01:02
Jeffrey Tambor on his series Onion News Empire
01:57
Jeffrey Tambor on advice to an aspiring actor
02:50

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on his involvement with the CBS loyalty oath and the Hollywood Blacklist
04:59
William Tankersley on becoming the Director of Program Practices at CBS Television City
01:34
William Tankersley on his process as Director of Program Practices at CBS Television City
02:52
William Tankersley on Frank Stanton and William Paley's input on Program Practices at CBS Television City
02:57
William Tankersley on Program Practices' involvement with table reads
01:05
William Tankersley on instances when shows went against the advice of CBS Program Practices
01:30
William Tankersley on how CBS Program Practices handled pregnancy storylines on TV shows in the 1950s
01:00
William Tankersley on how CBS Program Practices handled personal hygiene commercials and storylines on TV shows in the 1950s
01:12
William Tankersley on how CBS Program Practices handled Civil Rights storylines on TV shows in the 1950s and '60s
02:04
William Tankersley on Washington D.C.'s interest in violence on television and dealing with an AFTRA strike
03:59
William Tankersley on how CBS Program Practices handled religious storylines on TV shows in the 1950s
03:43
William Tankersley on how CBS Program Practices handled storylines involving drugs on TV shows in the 1960s
01:34
William Tankersley on CBS' expected limitations of violence on television
07:04
William Tankersley on CBS' expected limitations of violence on television
07:04
William Tankersley on CBS' guidelines for current affairs and politics on TV in the 1950s
01:35
William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices not having many issues with daytime soap operas
02:01
William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices having issues with shows paying for commercial plugs
03:16
William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices' workings with early TV sponsors
03:05
William Tankersley on how the Quiz Show scandals (which started with NBC shows) affected CBS Standards & Practices
04:29
William Tankersley on being promoted to Vice President of Program Practices at CBS and dealing with advertisers
02:10
William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices' problems with advertisers' competitive complaints and false advertising
05:43
William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices' workings with Playhouse 90 and The Twilight Zone
06:02
William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices' problems with The Smothers Brothers' Comedy Hour
06:00
William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices' interactions with news programs 
02:35
William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices work with Norman Lear on All In The Family, (contd.)
06:13
William Tankersley on the role government should play in broadcasting and how cable affected the industry
02:34
William Tankersley on how media consolidation has affected the industry
00:38
William Tankersley on what represents the best of television
00:54

Nina Tassler

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Nina Tassler on television packaging (Ed. Note: Ms. Tassler would like to correct that agencies receive a percentage of the budget, not the license fee)
00:47
Nina Tassler on the merger of Lorimar Television and Warner Bros. Television and her concurrent move from Director, Movies and Miniseries to Vice President, Drama Development at the newly merged company
03:12
Nina Tassler on the "selling season" for network television and how she pitched shows with writers when she was Vice President, Drama Development at Warner Bros. Television
03:05
Nina Tassler on what she looks for when hearing a pitch for a television show
03:48
Nina Tassler on the importance of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden creating digital content and viral clips
03:54
Nina Tassler on advice to aspiring television executives 
02:25

Studs Terkel

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Studs Terkel on how the Hollywood Blacklist ended his budding career in television
03:19
Studs Terkel on his opinion of television
02:14
Studs Terkel on being blacklisted and working with gospel singer Mahalia Jackson
03:36

Tony Thomas

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Tony Thomas on dealing with Standards and Practices regarding Soap
00:49
Tony Thomas on battles with Standards and Practices over The Golden Girls
00:59

Richard Thomas

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Richard Thomas on the differences between New York television and Los Angeles television in the '60s
02:18
Richard Thomas on working with Will Geer and Ellen Corby as "Grandma and Grandpa Walton" on The Waltons, and on Will Geer having been a victim of the Hollywood Blacklist
08:29
Richard Thomas on advice to an aspiring actor
01:35

Stanford Tischler

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Stanford Tischler on not knowing any editors affected by the Hollywood Blacklist
01:12
Stanford Tischler on censorship issues on M*A*S*H and how decades earlier in the 1950s the word "condominium" was deleted from a script
00:55
Stanford Tischler on advice to an aspiring editor
00:50

Robert Trout

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Robert Trout on the Communist blacklist of the 1950s
03:40
Robert Trout on the public perception of integrity of news
07:26
Robert Trout on advice to aspiring broadcast journalists
04:04
Robert Trout on the growth of CNN
01:16

Ret Turner

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Ret Turner on how network Standards and Practices affected his wardrobe decisions
01:41

Ted Turner

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Ted Turner on creating TCM, Turner Classic Movies
01:05
Ted Turner on getting into cable
01:40
Ted Turner on the birth of CNN
05:20
Ted Turner on the premiere and early budget for CNN
01:53
Ted Turner on the budgetary constraints on forming CNN
04:55
Ted Turner on network resistance to CNN; on his concept for and naming CNN
03:47
Ted Turner on finding advertisers for CNN
02:15
Ted Turner on creating CNN II (Headline News)
05:45
Ted Turner on acquiring MGM
00:28
Ted Turner on merging with Time Warner
02:52
Ted Turner on media consolidation and his thoughts on the future
01:56
Ted Turner on launching TNT
01:40
Ted Turner on purchasing Hanna-Barbera's library and creating the Cartoon Network
01:59
Ted Turner on acquiring Castle Rock and New Line Entertainment
03:11
Ted Turner on the dangers of media consolidation
01:27

Saul Turteltaub

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Saul Turteltaub on his opinion of then-current television shows
01:04
Saul Turteltaub on advice to aspiring writers
00:44
Saul Turteltaub on advice to aspiring producers
00:49

Bill Tush

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Bill Tush on an early TV Guide article about "Superstation" WTCG
02:19
Bill Tush on WTCG being beamed via satellite and becoming a "Superstation"
01:47
Bill Tush on the advent of CNN
04:23
Bill Tush on advice to aspiring television personalities
00:58
Bill Tush on the then-current state of entertainment news
05:04

Leslie Uggams

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Leslie Uggams on how the industry has changed during the course of her career
00:44
Leslie Uggams on advice to an aspiring actress
01:15

Robert Vaughn

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Robert Vaughn on his dissertation on The Blacklist
03:59

Tony Verna

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Tony Verna on censorship issues with live television
02:24
Tony Verna on working with ESPN and how they've changed sports broadcasting
02:16
Tony Verna on how television audiences have changed since he started in the business
01:42

Bob Vila

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Bob Vila on losing his anonymity 
01:38

Helen Wagner

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Helen Wagner on advice to aspiring actresses
01:14
Helen Wagner on how television has changed since she started
01:29

Clint Walker

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Clint Walker on Ty Hardin becoming the lead in Cheyenne when Walker had a contract dispute and Hardin spinning off in Bronco
09:17
Clint Walker on fame
01:02

Joseph A. Wapner

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Joseph Wapner on becoming famous from being on The People's Court
01:22
Joseph Wapner on advice to aspiring TV judges
00:42

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner on dealing with Standards and Practices on The Cosby Show
02:11
Malcolm-Jamal Warner on advice for an aspiring actor
04:23
Malcolm-Jamal Warner on how the television business has changed since he started in it
04:15

George Watters

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George Watters on advice to aspiring editors
01:06

Keenen Ivory Wayans

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Keenen Ivory Wayans on the network's reluctance about his show In Living Color; on News Corp's COO Peter Chernin's suggestions; on the network notes and Wayans' insistence not to change anything
04:51
Keenen Ivory Wayans on an In Living Color  sketch about black men being an endangered species and on dealing with censorship at the network
04:55
Keenen Ivory Wayans on how television has changed

Matthew Weiner

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Matthew Weiner on the strained relationship between AMC and Mad Men
06:04
Matthew Weiner on the "business model" for Mad Men; on differences with the network over sponsors
02:46
Matthew Weiner on the gap between seasons four and five of Mad Men  and his contract negotiations with AMC 
05:21

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on flack for portraying a divorced woman (Vivian Vance's character) on The Lucy Show
00:37
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on network interference on Maude
01:04
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist
02:17

Lou Weiss

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Lou Weiss on the Hollywood Blacklist
03:25
Lou Weiss on the then-current economics of developing a show
00:55
Lou Weiss on syndication
02:15
Lou Weiss on television distribution
04:40

John Wells

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John Wells on issues the ER producers had with some advertisers
04:47
John Wells on advice to aspiring writers
02:10

Tom Werner

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Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on problems with Roseanne on the set of Roseanne  and how fame changed her
02:52
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on negotiations with networks for a joint venture upon the end of the fin-syn rules
05:25

Av Westin

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Av Westin on the Public Broadcasting Laboratory
06:56
Av Westin on the Capital Cities takeover of ABC
01:37

Ellen Wheeler

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Ellen Wheeler on the then-future of the soap opera genre 
01:11
Ellen Wheeler on advice to aspiring daytime producers
01:13

Susan Whiting

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Susan Whiting on being an inaugural member of Nielsen Research's management training program
03:10
Susan Whiting on what she learned about cable television in its early years
02:42
Susan Whiting on Nielsen measuring media saturation and multiplexing on various platforms
04:28
Susan Whiting on criticism of Nielsen ratings
01:11

Tucker Wiard

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Tucker Wiard on the strike in Hollywood and how that affected his work on Murphy Brown
03:09
Tucker Wiard on dealing with network interference and censorship
00:52

Joseph M. Wilcots

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Joseph M. Wilcots on advice to an aspiring cinematographer
01:04

Dan Wilcox

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Dan Wilcox on helping bring the Writers Guild into Sesame Street
01:38
Dan Wilcox on his involvement with the Writers Guild
02:54
Dan Wilcox on what he likes about writing and advice to an aspiring writer
02:09
Dan Wilcox on the television writers strike of 2007
02:08

Fred Willard

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Fred Willard on Fernwood 2-Night "going too far"
03:56

Cindy Williams

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Cindy Williams on fan reaction to Laverne & Shirley  and the fame that resulted from being on the show
08:02
Cindy Williams on how the television industry has changed since she started
02:18
Cindy Williams on advice to aspiring actors
01:12

Larry Wilmore

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Larry Wilmore on standards and practices notes for The PJs, and on leaving the show after it switched networks
03:41
Larry Wilmore on advice, and on information he wished he had when he started in the business
01:51

Hugh Wilson

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Hugh Wilson on advice to an aspiring writer and an aspiring director
01:21

Ethel Winant

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Ethel Winant on dealing with the network on casting blacklisted actors and minorities on television in the '50s
02:08
Ethel Winant on dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist on shows like Armstrong Circle Theatre
01:54
Ethel Winant on dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist as a casting director
06:10
Ethel Winant on Playhouse 90's productions of "Portrait of a Murderer" and "Judgement at Nuremberg", and on network and sponsor censorship
09:49
Ethel Winant on the then-current state of television
02:25
Ethel Winant on the then-future of television
03:51
Ethel Winant on advice to aspiring casting directors
02:06

Terence Winter

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Terence Winter on the buzz surrounding The Sopranos
02:03
Terence Winter on the power of television
01:25

Ben Wolf

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Ben Wolf on advice to someone starting out in the cinematography business
02:32

Perry Wolff

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Perry Wolff on dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist
04:20
Perry Wolff on the then-current state of investigative journalism and television documentaries
01:39
Perry Wolff on the then-current state of the news media and its biggest challenges
01:47
Perry Wolff on the the role of the broadcaster in the then-current climate of television news
01:48
Perry Wolff on his greatest achievement and his advice to aspiring television documentary filmmakers 
02:24

Bud Yorkin

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Bud Yorkin on dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist and how it impacted Tennessee Ernie Ford Show  writer Roland Kibbee
01:31
Bud Yorkin on the then-current state of television 
03:13

Leo Yoshimura

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Leo Yoshimura on advice to aspiring production designers
02:42
Leo Yoshimura on how the television industry has changed since he started
02:25

Frederic Ziv

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Frederic Ziv on rates for radio and television rights before television took off
02:13
Frederic Ziv on network reaction to his television syndication
01:52
Frederic Ziv on competition from other television syndicators
01:11
Frederic Ziv on criticisms of too much violence on television Westerns
00:55
Frederic Ziv on international syndication
02:57
Frederic Ziv on forming Economy TV and the state of his syndication library in the 1950s
00:54
Frederic Ziv on standards he used for the content of his programs
01:26
Frederic Ziv on his thoughts on network programming
01:16

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on following your passion and working hard at what you love
02:12
Jeff Zucker on trusting your gut as a Producer and Executive, and not relying solely on research
01:28
Jeff Zucker on why television shows are traditionally either thirty or sixty minutes in length
01:10
Jeff Zucker on the impact on the network of putting reality programming on NBC
02:01
Jeff Zucker on the NBC-Universal merger
05:08
Jeff Zucker on dealing with shows that fail, and knowing when to take a show off the air
01:01
Jeff Zucker on the development of Hulu and its success up to that time (in 2009)
01:59
Jeff Zucker on advice to aspiring television producers and executives
00:20

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