Television Hall of Fame

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Television Academy Hall of Fame
FormationMarch 4, 1984; 35 years ago (1984-03-04)
FounderJohn H. Mitchell
Founded atCalifornia, U.S.
TypeTelevision awards
Legal statusactive
PurposeTo honour individual's who have made an extraordinary contribution to television in the United States
Websitewww.emmys.com/awards/hall-of-fame

The Television Academy Hall of Fame was founded by a former president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), John H. Mitchell (1921–1988),[1] to honor individuals who have made big contributions to U.S. television.

The first ceremony in 1984 celebrated the careers of Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Paddy Chayefsky, Norman Lear, Edward R. Murrow, William S. Paley and David Sarnoff.

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