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In this excerpt from The Interviews: An Oral History of Television, veteran writer Alan Zweibel discusses his career and his friendships with Gilda Radner and Garry Shandling.


Peaky Blinders — the drama named for British gangsters who sewed razor blades into the peaks of their caps — is the little British show that’s gone big. With stars like Julia Roberts singing its praises, it has swelled its numbers on Netflix. As season five approaches, will a wave of Peaky-phernalia arrive on U.S. shores?

The Interviews Archive

In an in-depth discussion with the Television Academy's The Interviews, Barry Manilow reflects on his long and varied career.


Networks that delight are the domain of Discovery’s Kathleen Finch, who is hailed by colleagues for her creative cross-promotions.

Me and My Emmy

From holding a borrowed Emmy to getting one of her own, Sheila Lawrence appreciates the moments.


Strange requests (like, Can you do Groucho on helium?) are all in a day’s work for a voice actor. But as Rob Paulsen makes plain in Voice Lessons, he wouldn’t have it any other way.

In The Mix

When In Living Color burst onto television in 1990, Saturday Night Live had already been on the air for 15 years. But this was sketch comedy like no one had seen before. As David Peisner explains in Homey Don’t Play That!, TV comedy — and its approach to race — would never be the same.


An upstart streaming service looks to upset ESPN in the fight for major-league sports rights.

The Interviews Archive

From the bottom to the top, Margaret Loesch never stops learning.


After 25 years behind a desk, Conan O’Brien had to reckon with his status as late night’s elder statesman. So he ditched the desk — and the band. His new format and new projects are suiting him just fine, and so is the sporty wardrobe.

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