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National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Founded in 1955, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is, as noted on its website, an organization “dedicated to the advancement of the arts and science of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry.” With its annual Emmy Awards, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honors excellence in television, both nationally and regionally. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also offers educational programs and scholarships.

History

On November 14, 1946, Syd Cassyd founded the Television Academy in Los Angeles, CA. The first Emmy awards dedicated exclusively to the local Los Angeles production was held on January 25, 1949. In 1955, a New York–based Television Academy was organized by Ed Sullivan, then ...

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