Friday, March 30, 2007

Archive of American Television

This unique resource of first person accounts of television history is a partnership between the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Google. The archive is a diverse range of video interviews (searched via Google Video) with major industry figures, including actors, directors, hosts, producers and scriptwriters. Adopting a user-friendly blog format to give a convenient entry into the online collections of the academy allows a news-led entry to the archive as well as the ability to browse tagged posts thematically (for example by TV show) or by person. Interviews vary in length from two to six hours and are broken up into 30 minute video clips, beginning with the subject’s childhood and influences, examining their career and offering their retrospective thoughts on television and their legacy.
Access: Free