Web Site of the Week: EmmyTVLegends.org
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Since it was founded in 1997, the Archive of American Television, the preservation arm of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences foundation, has conducted more than 600 interviews with notable people in the industry. Over 2,000 hours of these interviews are online at EmmyTVLegends.org. All TV professions are included, from network founders to actors to audio engineers. Especially useful is the way the interviews are organized (by People, Shows, Topics, and Professions) and indexed. You can watch interview highlights, or jump to chapters within an interview, or jump to particular topics--Walter Cronkite talking about the John F. Kennedy assassination, for example; or Julia Child talking about her first television show, "The French Chef." You can also search the collection by genre, person, program, and more.
The Archive conducts about 50 interviews each year. Katie Couric, Bob Eubanks, Larry King, and Matthew Weiner are among those added to the collection in 2010. And new interviews are regularly uploaded to the site. The goal is to create the largest oral history collection on television history.