Academy Visual History Program Collection The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents 02:26 Tabs About Since 2012 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Visual History Program Collection has recorded oral histories with representatives across a wide variety of film professions. In 2016, The Interviews began co-producing interviews with individuals who have a crossover career between film and television. Our first co-produced interview was with director John Singleton. Highlights Louis Gossett, Jr. on the decision to air Roots on consecutive nights, and on the phenomenon the show became 01:41 Louis Gossett, Jr. on playing "Sgt. Emil Foley" in "An Officer and a Gentleman," directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Richard Gere 03:43 John Singleton on his directing style and how it's changed over time 03:58 John Singleton on seeing a screening of "Do the Right Thing" and how it made him determined to find his own voice and tell his own stories 01:59 Interviews in this Collection John Singleton Louis Gossett, Jr.