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Our Online Exhibits: BROADCAST QUALITY

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In the days before our entertaining and information-rich blog – which you’re reading right this very second – we commonly posted collections of artifacts from our archive in online exhibits organized around a given theme. We’d focus on things like the early history of the Guild, or the long process of turning a set of notes scribbled on a legal pad into a final draft. We even designed a whole new way to flip through the images – all hi-res, of course – and annotate them.

Those exhibits were pretty cool, and we’re very proud of them.

But guess what? Through the magic of the internet, you can still visit those exhibits right here on our website. Because we still have them! See? Told you we were good at archiving.

Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at each one in turn. This week we’ll focus on BROADCAST QUALITY, an exhibit that offers a look at scripts, pitches, notes and treatments from the top 20 shows in the WGA’s list of the 101 best-written television shows of all time.

Click here to just go on ahead and check out the exhibit. Once you’re in there, use the navigation arrows to flip between pages, and the little magnifying glass tool to zoom in and out.

Everything in the exhibit is just a sample of the physical items we have in the archive. From story notes for ALL IN THE FAMILY…

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..to the show bible for THE WIRE, where McNulty is referred to as McArdle…

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To script pages for amazing shows like ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT…

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…BREAKING BAD…

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…THE SIMPSONS…

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…and THE WEST WING.

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Want to see more? We’ve got stuff from THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, M*A*S*H*, SEINFELD, HILL STREET BLUES, and much more.

Click here to check out the exhibit. Questions about our archive? Contact our archivists!