Actress Isabel Sanford talks about her path from theater to The Jeffersons. Writer-producer James L. Brooks pulls back the curtain on the creation of The Simpsons and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, while leading lady Moore offers her own perspective.
And the late respected TV news anchor Walter Cronkite is on the record about his sole on-air product endorsement - for cigarettes.
Their interviews are part of an online gold mine of TV history, EmmyTVLegends.org, created by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation.
Some 600 interviews have been taped for more than a decade by volunteers, including scholars and industry members. So far, about 200 have been posted at the site that launched last week, ahead of Sunday's Emmy Awards on CBS.
"We really want television fans, and people who have great memories of television they watched growing up, to have fun, to dive in and discover things about the people they grew up with," Terri Clark, foundation executive director, said.
Every profession and craft is included in the ongoing project, including performers, directors, writers, cinematographers and executives. The lengthy, detailed interviews follow an oral-history template and cover both the personal and professional.