This year's inductees were actresses Cloris Leachman and Diahann Carroll, writer/producer Susan Harris and TV executive Tom Freston. Posthumous honors were given to game show producer Bill Todman, journalist Peter Jennings and composer Earle Hagen. Presenters for the special awards were also legends in the industry — Carl Reiner, Florence Henderson, Bob Woodruff, George Englund, Bob Daly, Fred Silverman, Tavis Smiley.
On hand to congratulate the honorees were other TV luminaries including Rose Marie, Valerie Harper, Marsha Strassman and David Steinberg. The evening's hosting duties were fulfilled by Survivor's Jeff Probst.
We were lucky enough to be invited to interview the attendees on the red carpet on behalf of the Archive of American Television. You can find all of the interviews here. Below are a few of our favorites.
Carl Reiner On Earl Hagen
Cloris Leachman on winning Emmys
Valerie Harper on Cloris Leachman
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