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January 31, 2008

Variety Special Producer Dwight Hemion Dies

Rectortown, VA – Variety television show and concert producer-director Dwight Hemion, 81, passed at his home in Virginia Monday of renal failure.

The 18-time Emmy winner is highly revered for trailblazing strides in variety
programs, such as the Kennedy Center Honors and the PBS television concert of Phantom star Michael Crawford. Hemion has worked on specials with such entertainers as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Elvis Presley and more, gathering 47 Emmy award nominations in all.

Hemion directed the presidential inauguration ceremonies of Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton as well.

Archive of American Television talks with Dwight Hemion

TELEVISION ARCHIVE LOGOIn 2001, Dwght Hemion granted the the Archive of American Television in in-depth interview.

The complete interview is available for viewing at the AAT office, located on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences plaza in North Hollywood. Contact the Television Archive at (818) 754-2800 for more information.

To learn more about this life and works of this American Archive of Television personality online, please visit the Archive of American Television Update blog.

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