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Since 2000, Jim has hosted special panel discussion events for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Here are a few:


"Women in Prime": A special TV Academy event celebrating the women of primetime television, Thursday March 30th, 2006.

The panelists were:
  • Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY)
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men)
  • Diane Burroughs (creator, Still Standing)
  • Janel Moloney (The West Wing)
  • Greer Shephard (creator, The Closer)
  • Laura Innes (ER)
  • Janet Leahy (executive producer, Boston Legal)
  • Kathryn Morris (Cold Case)
  • Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love)
  • and special guest Angela Lansbury (Murder She Wrote)



"TV Moms": A special TV Academy event celebrating the women who played mothers on primetime television, Tuesday May 6th, 2008.
The panelists were:
  • Catherine Hicks (Seventh Heaven)
  • Bonnie Franklin (One Day at a Time)
  • Meredith Baxter (Family Ties)
  • Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Chris)
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men)
  • Marion Ross (Happy Days)
  • Marjorie Lord (The Danny Thomas Show, Make Room for Granddaddy)
  • Diahann Carroll (Julia)
  • Cloris Leachman (Lassie, Raising Hope)



"Primetime TV Crimefighters": A special TV Academy event celebrating the actors from primetime police and legal procedural shows, Thursday November 4th, 2010.



"TV Dads": A special TV Academy event celebrating the men who played fathers on primetime television, Thursday June 18th, 2009.
The panelists were:
  • Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis Murder)
  • Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle)
  • Dick Van Patten (Eight is Enough)
  • Patrick Duffy (Dallas and Step by Step)
  • Bill Paxton (Big Love)
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men)
  • Reginald VelJohnson (Family Matters)
  • Michael Gross (Family Ties)
  • Stephen Collins (7th Heaven)


From the TV Dads event:
  • The Dads discuss learning "the birds & the bees"
  • The Dads share stories about their fathers (pt. 1)
  • The Dads share stories about their fathers (pt. 2)
  • The Dads on other "TV Dads" they admire
  • Dick Van Patten discusses a story from his youth


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