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Overview of PDF Files

To the left of this screen is a list of people who were featured speakers at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' series of seminars known as the Forum Luncheons, which occurred in Los Angeles from 1979-83. By clicking on a name, you will access a PDF file containing the entire transcript of the speech, as well as an introductory biography of the speaker given by John Mitchell.

John Mitchell was Chairman, organizer and originator of this series while President of the Academy from 1979-83. The purpose of the Forum Luncheons was to have outstanding leaders address their peers freely on whatever subject was important to them at the time.

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