Google Video Adds Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interview Series
Google and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation are working together to make TASF interviews available for viewing on Google Video. The first 75 of the 284 historic films (which equals to about 240 viewing hours) can be watched on Google Video. The collection includes a virtual “who’s who” from the past 75 years of television.
“The Foundation’s Archive of American Television is probably the most diverse, complete and fascinating resource of its kind. The stories are told through the eyes of the creative geniuses – in front of and behind the cameras – who shaped and continue to shape television into the most powerful medium in the world,” Steve Mosko, Chairman of the Television Academy Foundation.
Good move Google. Add reruns of Mash (the Radar and Frank Burns episodes, no Wincester or BJ Honeycutt), All in the Family, Good Times and Diff’rent Strokes and you got me hooked. Here’s a rundown of some of the recommended interviews by the Google Video PR Team:
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
Directors, Executives, Artists : James Burrows, John Frankenheimer, Bob Mackie, Gene Reynolds and Ted Turner
“This important archive has found a home on Google Video where anyone in the world whether it’s a student, aspiring actor or historian can have immediate and free access to this cultural asset,” said Susan Wojcicki Vice President of Product Management for Google Video. “Today we’re demonstrating how the Web can help to distribute all kinds of content that may not have otherwise been widely available. We’re happy to join with the Foundation to preserve the rich history of television by showcasing the individuals who pioneered the medium.”