NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, the charitable arm of the Television Academy, has begun production on the first group of interviews with the "Class of 2010" inductees to the Archive of American Television.
Every year, the Archive's selection committee chooses individuals who have made significant contributions to television history for inclusion in the Archive. The resulting interviews become part of the one-of-a-kind collection of revealing conversations with the figures that have shaped television from its inception to present day.
The first group of the 2010 interview class includes:
Janet Ashikaga, Editor
Gwen Ifill, Journalist
Chuck Barris, Producer/Host
Larry King, Host
Peter Bonerz, Actor/Director
Susan Lacy, Producer
Pat Boone, Host/Performer
David Lee, Producer/Director/Show Creator
Chris Carter, Writer/Show Creator
Dan Castellaneta, Voice Actor
Katie Couric, News Anchor
Loring Mandel, Writer
Richard Chamberlain, Actor
Peter Marshall, Host
Bill Conti, Composer/Conductor
Alan & Susan Raymond, Documentarians
Michael Fuchs, Executive
Richard Schiff, Actor
Linda Ellerbee, Journalist
Sidney Sheinberg, Executive
Garvin Eddy, Production Designer
Patrick Stewart, Actor
Stephanie Edwards, Journalist
Bob Vila, Host
Bob Eubanks, Host
Demond Wilson, Actor
Jeffrey Hayden, Director
Matthew Weiner, Writer/Show Creator
Winnie Holzman, Writer/Show Creator
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Host
James Hong, Actor
Inductees to the Archive are selected via digital ballot by a committee of television professionals, academics, and former interviewees who strive to keep the breadth of interviews in the Archive representative of the various professions involved in the creation of television content.
"The selection committee has a monumental task of winnowing down and balancing the list each year," said Karen Herman, Director of the Archive. "We cover not only every profession within television, but also all of its genres. Fortunately, we now have a website that showcases the breadth of these legends' accomplishments."
Last year, the Archive launched online with EmmyTVLegends.org which offers an easy way to search and navigate the hundreds of interviews in this one-of-a-kind collection. Interviews are candid, surprising, heartfelt and hilarious. New interviews with television greats have recently been added to the site including performers Tony Geary, Genie Francis, Larry Hagman, and Patricia Heaton; television personalities Judge Judy, Mary Tyler Moore, and Larry King; producers Tom Fontana, Gary David Goldberg, Glen A. Larson, and legendary comic book writer Stan Lee. To see all of these interviews, visit http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people.
Archive interviews on EmmyTVLegends.org are meticulously indexed and tagged, edited into segments, summarized and cross-referenced to ease navigation and encourage discovery. Advanced search functionality enables researchers to find exactly what they are looking for, while suggested content links help curious users get the most out of the collection. Each entry features background information and links to additional resources, including complete episodes of select series. All content on the site is easily shared across popular social media sites.
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation
Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation is dedicated to utilizing the resources of the Television Academy and the artistry of television to preserve and celebrate the history of the medium, while educating and guiding those who will shape its future. The Foundation is responsible for the Archive of American Television, as well as education programs such as the College Television Awards and its renowned student internship program. For more information on the Foundation, the Television Academy and its many industry-related programs, services and year-round Academy events, please visit EmmysFoundation.org.
SOURCE Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation