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Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), also known as the Television Academy, is a professional honorary organization that focuses on the television industry in the United States. It is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. It was founded in 1946.[1] It presents the Primetime Emmy Awards.[2]


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  1. "Syd Cassyd, 91; Envisioned TV Academy", The New York Times, February 11, 2000. Accessed February 10, 2021. "Syd Cassyd, whose idea it was to found the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which gives the Emmy Awards, died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles.... Mr. Cassyd was working for a trade publication when he had the idea, and in 1946 he organized a meeting of influential figures in the world of television. He believed that television, then in its infancy, had the potential for enormous growth, so the purpose of the 1946 gathering was to talk about creating an organization like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which had been giving the Academy Awards, known as Oscars, since 1927."
  2. "History". Television Academy. Retrieved January 16, 2017.