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Television Hall of Fame inductees

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    Grant Almerin Tinker was the former chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986, co-founder of MTM Enterprises, and television producer. Tinker is the former husband of television actress Mary Tyler Moor...
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  • Lew Wasserman (1913 - 2002)
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  • Garry Marshall (1934 - 2016)
    Garry Marshall was an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His notable credits include creating Happy Days and The Odd Couple and directing Nothing In Common , Dear God , Pretty Woman , Fran...

The Television Academy Hall of Fame was founded by a former president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the late John H. Mitchell, to honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to television.

List of Television Hall of Fame inductees

1st induction

  • Lucille Ball
  • Milton Berle
  • Paddy Chayefsky
  • Norman Lear
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • William S. Paley
  • David Sarnoff

2nd induction

  • Carol Burnett
  • Sid Caesar
  • Walter Cronkite
  • Joyce C. Hall
  • Rod Serling
  • Ed Sullivan
  • Pat Weaver

3rd induction

  • Steve Allen
  • Fred Coe
  • Walt Disney
  • Jackie Gleason
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • Frank Stanton
  • Burr Tillstrom

4th induction

  • Johnny Carson
  • Jacques Cousteau
  • Leonard Goldenson
  • Jim Henson
  • Bob Hope
  • Ernie Kovacs
  • Eric Sevareid

5th induction

  • Jack Benny
  • George Burns & Gracie Allen
  • Chet Huntley & David Brinkley
  • Red Skelton
  • David Susskind
  • David L. Wolper

6th induction

  • Roone Arledge
  • Fred Astaire
  • Perry Como
  • Joan Ganz Cooney
  • Don Hewitt
  • Carroll O'Connor
  • Barbara Walters

7th induction

  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Desi Arnaz
  • James Garner
  • I Love Lucy
  • Danny Thomas
  • Mike Wallace

8th induction

  • Bill Cosby
  • Andy Griffith
  • Ted Koppel
  • Sheldon Leonard
  • Dinah Shore
  • Ted Turner

9th induction

  • John Chancellor
  • Dick Clark
  • Phil Donahue
  • Mark Goodson
  • Bob Newhart
  • Agnes Nixon
  • Jack Webb

10th induction

  • Alan Alda
  • Howard Cosell
  • Barry Diller
  • Fred W. Friendly
  • William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
  • Oprah Winfrey

11th induction

  • Michael Landon
  • Richard Levinson and William Link
  • Jim McKay
  • Bill Moyers
  • Dick Van Dyke
  • Betty White

12th induction

  • Edward Asner
  • Steven Bochco
  • Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner
  • Charles Kuralt
  • Angela Lansbury
  • Aaron Spelling
  • Lew Wasserman

13th induction

  • James L. Brooks
  • Garry Marshall
  • Quinn Martin
  • Diane Sawyer
  • Grant Tinker

14th induction

  • Herbert Brodkin
  • Robert MacNeil & Jim Lehrer
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Carl Reiner
  • Fred Rogers
  • Fred Silverman
  • Ethel Winant

15th induction

  • Tim Conway & Harvey Korman
  • John Frankenheimer
  • Bob Mackie
  • Jean Stapleton
  • Bud Yorkin

16th induction

  • Bob Barker
  • Art Carney
  • Katie Couric
  • Dan Rather
  • Brandon Tartikoff
  • Charles Cappleman

17th induction

  • Tom Brokaw
  • James Burrows
  • Leonard Goldberg
  • Regis Philbin
  • William Shatner

18th induction

  • Beatrice Arthur
  • Dan Burke
  • Larry Gelbart
  • Merv Griffin
  • Thomas Murphy, Capital Cities/ABC former chairman/CEO
  • Sherwood Schwartz

19th induction

  • Candice Bergen
  • Charles Lisanby
  • Don Pardo
  • Bob Stewart
  • Gene Roddenberry

20th induction


  • Diahann Carroll
  • Tom Freston
  • Earle Hagen
  • Susan Harris
  • Peter Jennings
  • Cloris Leachman
  • Bill Todman

21st induction


  • Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray
  • Michael Eisner
  • Sherman Hemsley
  • Bill Klages, lighting designer
  • Mario Kreutzberger
  • Chuck Lorre
  • Vivian Vance and William Frawley

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