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Television Academy Hall of Fame
Formation March 4, 1984; 36 years ago (1984-03-04)
Type Television awards
Legal status active
Purpose/focus To honour individual's who have made an extraordinary contribution to television in the United States

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), 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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