Google to Stream ATAS Foundation Interviews

Oct 26, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Internet company Google and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation have formed 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 notable television actors, writers, producers and directors.

Starting Wednesday the first 75 of the 284 films (which is equal to about 240 viewing hours) can be watched on the Google Video Web site. The collection includes interviews with a number of industry notables, including Alan Alda, Sid Caesar, Diahann Carroll, Ossie Davis, Phyllis Diller, Dick Wolf, Steven Bochco, Dick Clark, Sherwood Schwartz, Norman Lear, Grant Tinker, Carl Reiner, James Burrows, John Frankenheimer, Bob Mackie, Gene Reynolds and Ted Turner.

Terri Clark, executive director of the Television Academy Foundation and Michael Rosen, executive producer of the Archive are working with Google on the day-to-day management of the project.