Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On the Red Carpet at The TV Academy Hall of Fame Inductions (VIDEO)

On Thursday night, January 20, old school Hollywood gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to honor some of TV's biggest legends. The Television Academy of Arts and Sciences inducted seven honorees into their Hall of Fame, adding them to a list of over 100 other famous names from in front of and behind the camera.

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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