Google Announces Partnership for Free Viewing

Oct 28, 2005

Google and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has announced a joint effort to make the Foundation's Archive of American Television interviews available for free viewing on Google Video. This collection includes interviews with Alan Alda, Dick Wolf, Steven Bochco and other television actors, writers, producers, and directors.

The first 75 of the 284 historic films (which equals to about 240 viewing hours) can be watched on Google Video at The collection includes a virtual "who's who" from the past 75 years of television. The list of actors, producers, show creators, writers, artists, journalists and directors includes: Performers: Alan Alda, Sid Caesar, Diahann Carroll, Ossie Davis, Phyllis Diller, Michael J. Fox, Andy Griffith, Robert Guillaume, Florence Henderson, Angela Lansbury, William Shatner, Dick Van Dyke, Betty White, and James Garner; Producer/Creators: Dick Wolf, Steven Bochco, Dick Clark, Sherwood Schwartz, Norman Lear, Grant Tinker, David Wolper, and Carl Reiner; and Directors, Executives, Artists: James Burrows, John Frankenheimer, Bob Mackie, Gene Reynolds, and Ted Turner.

A user can enter the query [academy of television] into the Google Video search box and they will see a results page featuring the first 75 interviews from the Academy.