News and Documentary


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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News and Documentary describes shows that feature the news of the day, an in-depth and/or investigative report, or an historical record.

Highlights
Walter Cronkite on how "intimate" television was in the early days of news broadcasting
04:05
Lesley Stahl on the process of doing a story for 60 Minutes
03:17
Tim Russert on moderating Meet the Press, his approach to interviews, and his broadcast philosophy
15:50
Barbara Walters on her approach to interviewing
08:24
Sam Donaldson on the competitive nature of ABC News in the 1970s as they tried to scoop CBS or NBC
01:03
Dan Rather on building the first CBS affiliate news station in Houston: on "breaking news"
Who talked about this genre

Edie Adams

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Edie Adams on the PBS show, The Best of Kovacs
03:19

Alan Alda

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Alan Alda on Scientific American Frontiers
04:24

Charlie Andrews

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Charlie Andrews on writing for Today
01:31
Charlie Andrews on producing The Morning Show with Dick Van Dyke (Part 1)
12:57
Charlie Andrews on writing and producing The Morning Show with Dick Van Dyke and Walter Cronkite
08:25

Hank Azaria

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Hank Azaria on producing and directing the documentary series Fatherhood
04:39

Bob Banner

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Bob Banner on directing Garroway at Large 
14:58
Bob Banner on directing Garroway at Large
08:36
Bob Banner on working on Wide Wide World
04:47

Joe Behar

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Joe Behar on directing Pat Weaver's Wide Wide World
08:30

Lowell Bergman

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Lowell Bergman on working for 20/20
11:51
Lowell Bergman on reporting for ABC World News Tonight and Nightline
03:07
Lowell Bergman on reporting for ABC News and dealing with media savvy subjects
04:42
Lowell Bergman on producing for 20/20 and Nightline
04:25
Lowell Bergman on producing for 60 Minutes (Part 1)
52:32
Lowell Bergman on producing for 60 Minutes (Part 2)
37:21

Ted Bergmann

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Ted Bergmann on DuMont's coverage of the Army-McCarthy Hearings
03:40

Linda Bell Blue

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Linda Bell Blue on producing Hard Copy
19:57
Linda Bell Blue on producing Entertainment Tonight
51:48

Vin Di Bona

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Vin Di Bona on producing Entertainment Tonight
07:05

Mili Lerner Bonsignori

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Mili Lerner Bonsignori on working on the pilot episode of See It Now and meeting host Edward R. Murrow and producer Fred Friendly
15:00
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on the stories and footage shot for See It Now
28:33
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on her work editing specific episodes of See It Now - on Milo Radulovich, Senator McCarthy, and Annie Lee Moss
27:44
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on the content, format, and memorable episodes of CBS Reports
08:12

Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain on his first TV series, A Cook's Tour
02:44
Anthony Bourdain on hosting Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
40:18
Anthony Bourdain on the series The Mind of a Chef
04:04
Anthony Bourdain on hosting Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
20:06

Ed Bradley

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Ed Bradley on realizing the reach and impact of 60 Minutes after airing the "boat people" story in 1979
02:32
Ed Bradley on getting his first on-camera interview at WCBS, and on that station instituting a new style of interviewing as a result
03:20
Ed Bradley on keeping his personal opinions about war out of the reporting on the Vietnam conflict
00:47
Ed Bradley on how news was filed from Vietnam
00:54
Ed Bradley on access to the military while covering Vietnam
01:23
Ed Bradley on being the "number two" man covering the White House for CBS behind Bob Schieffer
01:44
Ed Bradley on his concept of the television documentary as he became head correspondent of CBS Reports
01:37
Ed Bradley on former 60 Minutes executive producer Don Hewitt
01:04
Ed Bradley on professional standards in broadcast journalism
01:03

David Brinkley

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David Brinkley on co-anchoring The Huntley-Brinkley Report
21:46
David Brinkley on anchoring David Brinkley's Journal
06:06
David Brinkley on anchoring This Week with David Brinkley
07:47

James L. Brooks

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James L. Brooks on being a page for CBS News
11:35

Harvey Bullock

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Harvey Bullock on working with Dave Garroway on the Today  show and on meeting his wife while working on the show
07:22

Ken Burns

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Documentarian Ken Burns on developing his approach to using photographs in documentaries during the development of Brooklyn Bridge
02:12
Documentarian Ken Burns on the power of television
02:24
Ken Burns the "Ken Burns effect" and his documentary style
04:09
Ken Burns on the components of documentary including selecting a subject and the process of interviewing
05:22
Ken Burns on the documentary genre and how he'd like to be remembered
03:47

Stan Chambers

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Stan Chambers on reporting at the scene of the 1949 Kathy Fiscus tragedy -- a story that was followed nationwide
11:01
Stan Chambers the conclusion of the 1949 Kathy Fiscus tragedy and some of the details of the coverage as well as the influence it had for how television covered live news events
08:38
Stan Chambers on KTLA's remote coverage of the local Southern California troops leaving for Korea and returning from duty 
01:48
Stan Chambers on anchoring KTLA's evening news in 1958 (and using an improvised prompting system)
02:04
Stan Chambers on KTLA's invention and use of the first news helicopter, the "telecopter" in 1958
05:51
Stan Chambers on covering the assassination of Robert Kennedy in 1968
04:28
Stan Chambers on KTLA's breaking the news story of the Rodney King beating by Los Angeles police officers
11:04
Stan Chambers on the process of covering local news
17:27
Stan Chambers on news coverage's evolution throughout his career
16:49
Stan Chambers on a photo of the maiden voyage of KTLA's telecopter
00:33

Marge Champion

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Marge Champion on mishaps on live television and appearing on Person to Person
04:18

Cyd Charisse

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Cyd Charisse on being interviewed by Edward R. Murrow on Person to Person
00:39

Connie Chung

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Connie Chung on getting on-air on CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite and working with Cronkite
03:37
Connie Chung on getting hired at CBS News
03:12
Connie Chung on interviews when she was co-anchoring CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
02:23
Connie Chung on co-anchoring CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
09:36

Nick Clooney

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Nick Clooney on anchoring local television news for WKRT Cincinnati
03:32
Nick Clooney on memorable stories he covered while anchoring local television news for WKRT Cincinnati
03:15
Nick Clooney on becoming news co-anchor for KNBC Los Angeles
07:32
Nick Clooney on how news reporting has changed over the years
02:20
Nick Clooney on action reporting in the news and the then-current style of news
02:03

Andy Cohen

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Andy Cohen on booking Mariah Carey for The CBS Early Show
01:28
Andy Cohen on how he worked his way up from intern to Senior Producer at CBS News
01:25
Andy Cohen on interning at the CBS News show, CBS This Morning and interviewing Robin Williams
01:50
Andy Cohen on how he learned the "Bravo wink" from working at 48 Hours
03:01
Andy Cohen on producing a 48 Hours piece on Nicholas Sparks and how his philosophy of using intensely personal moments in reality shows has changed since
04:32

Doug Herzog with Emerson College

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Doug Herzog on going to work for Entertainment Tonight as music producer, and on going to work for MTV
03:32

John Conte

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John Conte on KMIR's news department
03:22

Bill Conti

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Bill Conti on writing music for ABC News and expected music cues
02:39
Bill Conti on what news programs should sound like
01:49
Bill Conti on contributing music to Nightline, Our World, and World News Tonight
01:07

Joan Ganz Cooney

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Joan Ganz Cooney on the importance of documentaries
07:23

Anderson Cooper

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Anderson Cooper on being a correspondent for Channel One News
25:51
Anderson Cooper on his time as a correspondent for ABC News
20:47
Anderson Cooper on anchoring ABC News' World News Now
04:33
Anderson Cooper on being a correspondent for 20/20 Downtown
03:09
Anderson Cooper on fill-in anchoring at CNN 
17:14
Anderson Cooper on hosting Anderson Cooper 360  (Part 1)
33:24
Anderson Cooper on being a correspondent on 60 Minutes  
05:50
Anderson Cooper on anchoring Anderson Cooper 360 (Part 2)
12:00
Anderson Cooper on hosting CNN's New Year's Eve Live
01:40

Katie Couric

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Katie Couric on her first experience as an on-screen reporter and CNN President Reese Schonfeld's reaction
02:04
Katie Couric on her debut as an anchor at WTVJ Miami
01:08
Katie Couric on her rise to working on Today and anchoring CBS Evening News
23:23

Judith Crist

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Judith Crist on Al Morgan inviting her to be movie critic for Today
06:27
Judith Crist on reviewing "Cleopatra" and not enjoying Elizabeth Taylor's performance
Judith Crist on her appearances on Today
12:35
Judith Crist on her time as a film critic on Today
08:30
Judith Crist on interviewing Federico Fellini on Today
05:43

Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite on learning a valuable lesson- never broadcast anything you haven't fully researched
06:26
Walter Cronkite on how "intimate" television was in the early days of news broadcasting
04:05
Walter Cronkite on the subtle differences in TV journalism between editorials, commentary, and analysis
02:05
Walter Cronkite on the 1952 political convention where the term "Anchorman" was first coined; the resentment from radio professionals toward the new television medium
03:40
Walter Cronkite on the challenges of covering a live political event, and various technologies used in the '52 convention coverage
10:05
Walter Cronkite on difficulties of maintaining neutrality while covering the Vietnam War and the "conspiratorial campaign" Spiro Agnew and the Nixon administration waged on the press
02:54
Walter Cronkite on the question of whether he found it difficult to report the news when CBS itself was the news; as in the Quiz Show Scandals, and Watergate
03:01
Walter Cronkite on the expansion of the news from 15 to 30 minutes (in 1963) and how that changed the nature of the genre
04:51
Walter Cronkite on what he observes to be a deterioration of the quality of news programs and why
03:30

Michael Dann

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Mike Dann on his start in NBC News
04:15

James Day

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James Day on a Fidel Castro documentary and other KQED programming from the '60s
05:07
James Day on KQED's Newspaper of the Air
08:30
James Day on the KQED series News Room
05:08
James Day on working with Fred Friendly on Public Broadcasting Laboratory 
08:50
James Day on becoming President of WNET and supervising production of The Great American Dream Machine 
06:07
James Day on programming An American Family  and other shows on WNET
04:28
James Day on The Great American Dream Machine  and other programs from his time at WNET
03:10
James Day on programming The 51st State
04:57
James Day on programming An American Family
02:50
James Day on producing Day at Night
05:30

Roy E. Disney

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Roy Disney on Disney's True Life Adventures nature documentaries
17:01

Phil Donahue

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Phil Donahue on working in radio and television news
12:59

Sam Donaldson

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Sam Donaldson on his initial reluctance to join ABC news in 1967
01:16
Sam Donaldson on his first days as a Washington news correspondent at ABC in 1967
03:23
Sam Donaldson on how Leonard Goldenson's budget cuts affected ABC news coverage of the 1968 political conventions
02:56
Sam Donaldson on the competitive nature of ABC News in the 1970s as they tried to scoop CBS or NBC
01:03
Sam Donaldson gives two examples of ABC's poor handling of his news scoops early in the late 60s and early 70s
04:15
Sam Donaldson on the visual aspect of TV news coverage
00:35
Sam Donaldson on the magazine news show format (Primetime Live)
01:14
Sam Donaldson on This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts
01:38
Sam Donaldson on criticism of his aggressive journalistic style
02:49

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on announcing for NBC's The Home Show in New York
10:14
Hugh Downs on his work on 20/20 (contd.)
10:02

Betty Cole Dukert

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Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 1)
23:45
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 2)
28:30
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 3)
29:36
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 4)
28:00
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 5)
28:47
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 6)
28:16
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 7)
28:42
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 8)
27:23

Linda Ellerbee

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Linda Ellerbee on the business of television news
05:04

Dick Enberg

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Dick Enberg on hosting the show Sports Challenge  and producing the show The Way it Was
04:55

Jeff Fager

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Jeff Fager on his first job at CBS News, on the overnight news show, Nightwatch
03:42
Jeff Fager on CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
09:18
Jeff Fager on how 60 Minutes and Don Hewitt were affected by CBS CEO Laurence Tisch
07:33
Jeff Fager on becoming a producer on 48 Hours at the beginning of the show
03:48
Jeff Fager on 60 Minutes
21:05
Jeff Fager on 60 Minutes (Part 2)
19:19
Jeff Fager on being executive producer of CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
09:57
Jeff Fager on 60 Minutes II
23:20
Jeff Fager on 60 Minutes (Part 3)
24:30
Jeff Fager on changes he made as Chairman of CBS News
08:44
Jeff Fager on 60 Minutes (Part 4)
26:43

Jerry Falwell

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Jerry Falwell on the different approaches he uses on different platforms, including his appearances on Fox News and Larry King Live
03:04

Imero Fiorentino

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Lighting Director Imero Fiorentino on lighting the 1960 Presidential debates starting with the second one, following the first debate wherein Richard Nixon looked badly, making the best improvements he could; also the issues he had lighting JFK due to RFK's interference
06:04

Betsy Fischer

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Betsy Fischer on her career at Meet the Press
27:20

Reuven Frank

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Reuven Frank on television news' early use of news reel footage
04:19
Reuven Frank on producing The Camel News Caravan on NBC
23:43
Reuven Frank on producing for NBC News, and The Huntley-Brinkley Report
30:19
Reuven Frank on NBC News President William R. McAndrew
02:06
Reuven Frank on producing The Huntley-Brinkley Report for NBC News
28:15
Reuven Frank on the rise and decline of the news documentary
02:15
Reuven Frank on how the 1952 writers strike' impacted NBC news
03:41
Reuven Frank on being a producer for NBC News
30:03
Reuven Frank on acting as a producer and executive at NBC News
28:17
Reuven Frank on the change in atmosphere of television news beginning with Watergate
03:23
Reuven Frank on producing The Huntley-Brinkley Report and acting as an executive at NBC News
30:56
Reuven Frank on Chet Huntley and David Brinkley reporting on the John F. Kennedy assassination and funeral for The Huntley-Brinkley Report
07:12
Reuven Frank on the NBC News documentary The Tunnel
21:29
Reuven Frank on acting as producer for The Huntley-Brinkley report and for NBC News at large
28:57
Reuven Frank on becoming President of NBC News in 1968, and on NBC President William R. McAndrew
03:34
Reuven Frank on his time as a producer and executive at NBC News
28:54
Reuven Frank on acting as an executive and producing for NBC News
29:23
Reuven Frank on acting as a producer and executive at NBC News
28:39

John Frankenheimer

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John Frankenheimer on working on You Are There as Sydney Lumet's associate director
09:11
John Frankenheimer on the Hollywood Blacklist and The Senator McCarthy episode of See It Now
03:38

Gerald Fried

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Composer Gerald Fried on working on the music for various National Geographic specials and the composing of music for documentaries in general
01:49

Chuck Fries

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Chuck Fries on working with Jacques Cousteau on The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
04:50

William Froug

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William Froug on doing a film with Rod Serling after JFK died introducing Lyndon Johnson to the world
11:23

Greg Garrison

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Greg Garrison on producing and directing NBC: The First Fifty Years, with Orson Welles and Jerry Lewis
05:29

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on putting Roone Arledge in charge of news
01:09
Leonard Goldenson on changes in network news due to network ownership
01:01

Lewis Gomavitz

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Lewis Gomavitz on going to work at KNBC News in Los Angeles
03:47

Julian Gomez

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Julian Gomez on editing Stunt Monster and World of Wonder
03:18
Julian Gomez on editing Intimate Portrait, and on working with a co-editor
06:18
Julian Gomez on editing the World Trade Center episode of Modern Marvels, later repurposed into The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon
18:51
Julian Gomez on editing A Baby Story, and on working with an assistant editor
14:51

Julian Goodman

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Julian Goodman on working the 1948 political convention in Philadelphia, PA and radio's dominance over television
04:37
Julian Goodman on David Brinkley and Brinkley's early radio broadcasts
08:35
Julian Goodman on Walter Cronkite dominating coverage of the 1952 Presidential Convention; on the primitive state of TV at the time; on HUAC
04:44
Julian Goodman on the expansion of television news in the mid 1950s
01:57
Julian Goodman on Edward R. Murrow's See it Now episode, "Senator McCarthy"
00:57
Julian Goodman on the first Presidential News Conference in 1955
05:04
Julian Goodman on television news documentaries
05:27
Julian Goodman on producing the second of The Great Debates
02:54
Julian Goodman on the first and second Kennedy-Nixon debates
Julian Goodman on NBC's coverage of JFK's assassination
08:17
Julian Goodman on NBC news coverage of the Vietnam War
02:15
Julian Goodman on news coverage of the 1968 Democratic Convention
03:06
Julian Goodman on NBC's coverage of Lee Harvey Oswald's death - TV's first live murder
02:48
Julian Goodman on NBC's coverage of the moon landing
01:12

Herb Granath

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Herb Granath on the birth of The History Channel
03:59

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on working as a writer on the early Today shows
04:33
Earl Hamner on writing for the show Wide Wide World
02:57

Marilu Henner

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Marilu Henner on appearing on 60 Minutes  to discuss her memory
04:33

Don Hewitt

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Don Hewitt on producing Douglas Edwards with the News, and on inventing a method for superimposing names on air
04:32
Don Hewitt on producing 60 Minutes
09:22
Don Hewitt on executive producing 60 Minutes
07:53

Martin Hoade

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Martin Hoade on the Camel News Caravan
19:05

Stanley Hubbard

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Stanley Hubbard on the early local news on his father's television station KSTP
07:56
Stanley Hubbard on KSTP News' weather radar
00:28
Stanley Hubbard on KSTP and Hubbard Broadcasting's news programming
16:48

Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter on appearing on Person to Person with Edward R. Murrow
03:20

Gwen Ifill

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Gwen Ifill on topics she covered on NBC News and Meet the Press
01:36
Gwen Ifill on moderating Washington Week, changes she brought to the program, and preparations for the weekly broadcast
06:52
Gwen Ifill on starting on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer aka PBS NewsHour; on finances at PBS
01:33
Gwen Ifill on moderating a Palin/Biden Vice-presidential debate
02:14

Lucy Jarvis

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Lucy Jarvis on producing The Nation's Future
19:10
Lucy Jarvis on producing the documentary The Kremlin  for NBC News
19:49
Lucy Jarvis on producing the NBC News special documentary The Louvre: A Golden Prison
03:39
Lucy Jarvis on producing The Louvre: A Golden Prison
13:49
Lucy Jarvis on producing Who Shall Live?
02:35
Lucy Jarvis on producing Museum Without Walls
05:24

Lynwood King

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Lynwood King on leaving NBC in Chicago to do The Breakfast Club with Don McNeill in New York
06:26
Lynwood King on directing Today during Dave Garroway's tenure as host
22:19
Lynwood King on directing various NBC News programming including Today, Project XX, Exploring, and their Sunday afternoon newscast
06:41

Roger King

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Roger King on creating and distributing Inside Edition
04:09

Don Roy King

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Don Roy King on directing Good Morning America, and on working with David Hartman and Charlie Gibson
06:05
Don Roy King on working at CBS News
10:06

Ted Koppel

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Ted Koppel on reporting on JFK's assassination for ABC radio
02:21
Ted Koppel on reporting on the Civil Rights Movement for ABC radio
04:21
Ted Koppel on his first television appearance in 1966 - covering the Vietnam War
11:25
Ted Koppel on reporting on Secretary of State Henry Kissinger during Watergate; on Kissinger's relationship with the press
10:54
Ted Koppel on reporting on Nixon's trip to China in 1972
08:16
Ted Koppel on Richard M. Nixon and his inability to handle small talk
05:34
Ted Koppel on becoming an anchor at ABC Evening News
02:45
Ted Koppel on becoming anchor of America Held Hostage, aka ABC News Nightline
08:13
Ted Koppel on America Held Hostag e becoming ABC News Nightline contd. - on topics, guests, technological innovations, and how the program is put together
28:21
Ted Koppel on covering the Mount St. Helen's eruption, the AIDS epidemic, the Jackie Robinson tribute, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Iraq invading Kuwait, and the O.J. Simpson trial on ABC News Nightline; on "The Fallen" episode of the program during which he read the names of 721 US Serviceman killed in Iraq  ABC News Nightline
16:39

Steve Kroft

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Steve Kroft on being a correspondent for 60 Minutes
54:34
Steve Kroft on being a correspondent for 60 Minutes
47:16

Susan Lacy

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Susan Lacy on the challenges of funding the American Masters documentary series and negotiating rights for such a series
Susan Lacy on the editing process on American Masters when working on a documentary
Susan Lacy on the art of documentary: you find the story in the edit room
Susan Lacy on the excitement upon discovering something new about a public figure, like Charlie Chaplin, while working on the documentary series American Masters (they found alt endings for City Lights)

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on producing Person to Person
08:43

Brian Lamb

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Brian Lamb on C-SPAN's first day of broadcast and early lack of programming
06:08
Brian Lamb on the inception and development of C-SPAN
27:03
On creating programming for C-SPAN; on C-SPAN's call-in show; on C-SPAN's audience and marketing
16:42

Barry Levinson

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Barry Levinson on his true-crime series Killing Fields and the resurgence of true-crime in popular culture
02:43

Kurt Loder

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Kurt Loder on his favorite stories and his interview techniques for MTV News
05:12
Kurt Loder on the types of stories he covered for MTV News and the network's audience
04:25
Kurt Loder on a typical production week for MTV's The Week in Rock
02:18

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on acting as unit manager of Wide Wide World
12:00
Stewart MacGregory on acting as unit manager for NBC's coverage of the 1960 Presidential Elections 
06:21
Stewart MacGregory on acting as unit manager for Wide Wide World
11:49
Stewart MacGregory on being unit manager for Today
11:45

Robert MacNeil

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Robert MacNeil on covering the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas for NBC News
22:06
Robert MacNeil on covering the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas for NBC News
14:19
Robert MacNeil on acting as roving reporter for NBC's Huntley-Brinkley Report
14:56
Robert MacNeil on his critique of The Huntley-Brinkley Report  and of network news in general
13:00
Robert MacNeil on going to work for PBS and covering the Watergate hearings with Jim Lehrer
06:02
Robert MacNeil on starting The MacNeil Lehrer  NewsHour
06:02
Robert MacNeil on The MacNeil Lehrer NewsHour   and how the show developed
07:10
Robert MacNeil on creating and anchoring The MacNeil Lehrer NewsHour
26:48
Robert MacNeil on anchoring and producing The MacNeil Lehrer NewsHour
15:29

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on Edward R. Murrow's Person to Person, and on a favorite Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson sketch of his, which spawned a running joke
04:12

Lee Mendelson

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Lee Mendelson on producing the documentary specials The Magic of Broadcasting and The Fantastic Funnies (misidentified here by Mendelson as The Fabulous Funnies), and on creating the "entertainment documentary"
04:11
Lee Mendelson on producing the documentary special John Steinbeck's America and Americans, featuring Steinbeck and Henry Fonda
04:16
Lee Mendelson on producing Wonderful World of Pizzazz
01:56
Lee Mendelson on producing Children’s Letters to God, and The Unexplained
03:30

Al Michaels

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Al Michaels on reporting the earthquake during the 1989 World Series Game 3 in San Francisco; turning from a sportscaster to a news reporter
03:37

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on his stint at CBS News
19:29
Sig Mickelson on CBS News documentaries and on the birth of See It Now, hosted by Edward R. Murrow
08:57
Sig Mickelson on reporting for CBS News
27:28
Sig Mickelson on CBS News' coverage of the 1952 political conventions
28:29
Sig Mickelson on working for CBS News
28:13
Sig Mickelson on his time as President of CBS News
28:13
Sig Mickelson on his experiences as head of CBS News
18:28
Sig Mickelson on being President of CBS News
28:07
Sig Mickelson on acting as President of CBS News
19:31

Bill Monroe

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Bill Monroe on working at the New Orleans local station WDSU as news director
16:04
Bill Monroe on his time a bureau chief for NBC News in Washington, D.C.
09:58
Bill Monroe on working in New Orleans local news at WDSU in New Orleans
18:33
Bill Monroe on his time at NBC News as the bureau chief in Washington, D.C.
29:18
Bill Monroe on moderating Meet the Press
08:57
Bill Monroe on moderating Meet the Press
28:43
Bill Monroe on moderating Meet the Press
26:42
Bill Monroe on his letters segment on Today
05:48

Leslie Moonves

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Leslie Moonves on CBS News during his tenure
06:52

Bill Moyers

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Bill Moyers on Lyndon Johnson and television 
06:27
Bill Moyers on Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Movement
07:45
Bill Moyers on getting approached by National Educational Television in NY (WNET) to host a show - what would become Bill Moyers' Journal; on the show's format
15:59

Roger Mudd

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Roger Mudd on Walter Cronkite getting hired at CBS and his competition at NBC; on trying to get pieces onto Cronkite's show
09:11
Roger Mudd on reporting on the passage of the Civil Rights Bill
01:29
Roger Mudd on covering JFK's assassination for CBS News
06:57
Roger Mudd on CBS coverage of Watergate
02:17
Roger Mudd on "The Selling of the Pentagon" documentary for CBS Reports
11:01
Roger Mudd on covering Bobby Kennedy's Presidential bid and assassination
07:54
Roger Mudd on filling in for Walter Cronkite as anchor of CBS Evening News
03:08
Roger Mudd on moderating NBC's Meet the Press
01:56
Roger Mudd on working on the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour
03:28

Jonathan Murray

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Jonathan Murray on the documentary Autism: The Musical
03:39

Sheila Nevins

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Sheila Nevins on getting fired from 20/20
00:53
Sheila Nevins on producing Eros America for HBO (later Real Sex)
04:13
Sheila Nevins on the documentary series America Undercover
07:29
Sheila Nevins on the process of making a documentary for HBO
06:40
Sheila Nevins on Cinemax Reel Time
01:02
Sheila Nevins on what makes a perfect documentary
00:43
Sheila Nevins on the documentary Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks
01:31
Sheila Nevins on the documentary The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter
02:04
Sheila Nevins on the HBO series Taxicab Confessions
01:56
Sheila Nevins on the HBO documentary In Memoriam 9/11
04:08
Sheila Nevins on the documentary Elaine Stritch: At Liberty
01:55

Horace Newcomb

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Horace Newcomb on An American Family, and on the serialization of television which led to shows like Roots and Dallas
07:48
Horace Newcomb on being interviewed for 60 Minutes by Morley Safer, who asked him, "Television. Why bother?"
03:06

Nicolas Noxon

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Nicolas Noxon on working on the syndicated show Biography for producers David Wolper and Jack Haley, Jr.
07:46
Nicolas Noxon on doing research and cutting footage for the syndicated show Biography
01:25
Nicolas Noxon on working on the syndicated show Biography for producers David Wolper and Jack Haley, Jr. (part 2)
04:43
Nicolas Noxon on the NBC documentary show Hollywood and the Stars
05:32
Nicolas Noxon on the documentary series Men in Crisis
04:02
Nicolas Noxon on National Geographic Specials
23:38
Nicolas Noxon on National Geographic's  "Dr. Leakey and the Dawn of Man"
04:11
Nicolas Noxon on National Geographic Specials  (part 2)
02:12
Nicolas Noxon on NBC's GE Monogram Series, which was produced by MGM
08:24
Nicolas Noxon on the MGM documentary Childhood: The Enchanted Years and its narrator, Alexander Scourby
02:48
Nicolas Noxon on National Geographic Specials (part 3)
25:27
Nicolas Noxon on the syndicated series, Sports Illustrated
03:19
Nicolas Noxon on Ripley's Believe It or Not
10:20
Nicolas Noxon on Secrets of the Titanic
07:35
Nicolas Noxon on National Geographic documentaries
07:32

Estelle Parsons

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Estelle Parsons on being a producer and commentator on Today
17:17

Jane Pauley

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Jane Pauley on co-hosting Today
33:58
Jane Pauley on Dateline NBC
19:44
Jane Pauley on co-anchoring Today
37:00

Frederick S. Pierce

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Frederick S. Pierce on ABC News
09:18

Maury Povich

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Maury Povich on meeting Rupert Murdoch and the plan for A Current Affair
04:22
Maury Povich on his initial thoughts on A Current Affair
03:19

Ward Quaal

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Ward Quaal on WGN's news programming, and on the station being part of Tribune
05:00

Jorge Ramos

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Jorge Ramos on making the transition into television in Mexico on Sesenta Minutos
07:45
Jorge Ramos on reporting and anchoring for various news outlets
20:21
Jorge Ramos on reporting and anchoring for various news outlets
36:53
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on co-anchoring Noticiero Univision
10:03
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on what they've learned about television journalism
20:18

Dan Rather

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Dan Rather on building the first CBS affiliate news station in Houston: on "breaking news"
Dan Rather how Charles Collingwood helped him greatly in learning how to cover news in Vietnam and Laos
Dan Rather on how news material was gathered and fed out during the Civil Rights Movement
09:42
Dan Rather on the type of reporting done on 60 Minutes
02:52

Ed Resnick

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Ed Resnick on KTLA covering the factory explosion in 1947 and the Kathy Fiscus story in 1949
09:19
Ed Resnick on the conclusion of the Kathy Fiscus story, the effect it had on television, and Klaus Landsberg's direction of the broadcast
03:26
Ed Resnick on shooting the atomic bomb tests in Las Vegas for KTLA
15:02
Ed Resnick on shooting stories for KTLA's news broadcasts
01:45
Ed Resnick on news events he shot for KTLA news in the '60s
03:26

Geraldo Rivera

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Geraldo Rivera on WABC Eyewitness News
33:33
Geraldo Rivera on how 20/20 was initially received and his decision to leave the program
06:47
Geraldo Rivera on interviewing Michael Jackson on Geraldo At Large
04:27

Al Roker

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Al Roker on moving to Washington, D.C. to work for the 10pm news at WTTG; on meeting and working with Willard Scott
06:23
Al Roker on covering weather on location for Today
03:27

Andy Rooney

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Andy Rooney on his start in documentary writing
08:07

Tim Russert

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Tim Russert on the limitations of television news and avoiding gimmickry
01:35

Morley Safer

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Morley Safer on his first on-camera reporting in 1956 - covering the Hundred Hours War in Tel Aviv
11:20
Morley Safer on his early writing for news anchors
01:29
Morley Safer on his first trip to Vietnam
03:26
Morley Safer on the Cam Ne story, during which he reported on American soldiers burning a Vietnamese village 
15:58
Morley Safer on the public reaction to his reporting of Cam Ne
09:40
Morley Safer on being a broadcast journalist in Vietnam during the war
11:55
Morley Safer on joining 60 Minutes; on the success of 60 Minutes
11:28
Morley Safer on the premise of 60 Minutes and Don Hewitt's role in conceiving the idea for the program; on Mike Wallace and other correspondents; on significant stories he covered
27:02
Morley Safer on significant stories on 60 Minutes
26:19

Maria Elena Salinas

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Maria Elena Salinas on reporting for the Spanish International Network
16:27
Maria Elena Salinas on her career as a reporter and anchor
25:58
Maria Elena Salinas on her career as a reporter and anchorwoman 
29:21
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on co-anchoring Noticiero Univision
10:03
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on what they've learned about television journalism
20:18

Marlene Sanders

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Marlene Sanders on her duties at news shows at WABD-TV
01:00
Marlene Sanders on working on Night Beat
09:02
Marlene Sanders on>  becoming a female correspondent at ABC News; on the state of ABC News; on her news style and on-camera appearance when anchoring daytime news>
09:30
Marlene Sanders on>  guests she booked on > Night Beat - Jack Kerouac, W.E.B. Du Bois and others; on the fate of WABD-TV; on her work on documentaries and public affairs programs; on becoming a working mom>
11:22
Marlene Sanders on working for ABC News>
28:34
Marlene Sanders on her work at ABC News (contd.)>
25:22
Marlene Sanders on her work at CBS News>
02:38
Marlene Sanders on> working for ABC News, Channel 13, narrating documentaries, and > publishing the book "Waiting for Primetime">
28:29
Marlene Sanders on advice for women in broadcast journalism>
01:33

Max Schindler

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Max Schindler on directing the coverage of the Kennedy assassination for NBC News
11:27
Max Schindler on directing Meet the Press
12:35
Max Schindler on directing Meet the Press
11:52
Max Schindler on directing Today from Washington, DC
05:11

Alfred Schneider

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Alfred Schneider on an episode of Howard K. Smith: News and Comment ("The Political Obituary of Richard M. Nixon"), and how it led to the formulation of a policy to protect news departments from the interference of sponsors
04:01

John Silva

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John Silva on early KTLA news broadcasts, including the Kathy Fiscus story
08:49
John Silva on deciding to use remote units on news stories and his inventions for mobile units
04:00
John Silva on KTLA covering the atomic bomb test in Nevada in 1952
06:26
John Silva on news stories covered with the Telecopter in its early years
03:39
John Silva on the impact of Telecopters on television news
04:01
John Silva on photos of the first Telecopter
03:09

Bob Simon

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Bob Simon on how CBS news portrayed the Vietnam War on television
01:18
Bob Simon on asking to be assigned to the CBS Tel Aviv Bureau
02:52
Bob Simon on the changing nature of news
00:15

Garry Simpson

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Garry Simpson on directing Wide Wide World
10:05

Howard K. Smith

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Howard K. Smith on doing Edward R. Murrow's year-end television shows 
01:03
News Correspondent Howard K. Smith on moderating the first of the Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debates
02:06
Howard K. Smith on moderating presidential debates
01:21
Howard K. Smith on his friendship with and the legacy of Edward R. Murrow
03:06
Howard K. Smith on "Murrow's Boys"
00:31

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on the format, host, and locations of Wide Wide World
22:51

Sanford Socolow

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Sanford Socolow on the state of CBS News in the 1950s
01:02
Sanford Socolow on working for DuMont and CBS News 
39:50
Sanford Socolow on his role as producer of and stories covered on CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite
59:29
Sanford Socolow on his time at the CBS Washington News Bureau
22:48
Sanford Socolow on CBS News coverage of memorable events of the 1960s and 1970s
37:22
Sanford Socolow on changes in network news over the years
07:05

John Soh

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John Soh on editing Story Of... for David Wolper
06:16
John Soh on editing The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
20:19
John Soh on editing The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
20:37

Lesley Stahl

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Lesley Stahl on the process of doing a story for 60 Minutes
03:17

Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton on the founding and history of CBS News
29:02
Frank Stanton on the controversial CBS Reports: The Selling of the Pentagon in which he personally faced contempt charges
08:13
Frank Stanton on the creation of CBS News

Herbert Stempel

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Herbert Stempel on appearing on the PBS American Experience  episode "The Quiz Show Scandal"
02:58

Robert Trout

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Robert Trout on CBS Reports
03:47

Ted Turner

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Ted Turner on the birth of CNN
05:20
Ted Turner on the premiere and early budget for CNN
01:53
Ted Turner on the challenges of starting CNN
20:31
Ted Turner on creating CNN II (Headline News)
05:45
Ted Turner on the responsibility and power of the news media
06:36

Bill Tush

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Bill Tush on anchoring and reporting for CNN's Showbiz Today; on stories he covered for CNN's Showbiz Today; on interviewing celebrities for CNN's Showbiz Today
16:42
Bill Tush on the ground rules for interviewing celebrities for CNN's Showbiz Today; on the culture of celebrity; on his favorite celebrity interviews
17:36

Mike Wallace

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Mike Wallace on what makes a good interview
01:02

Barbara Walters

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Barbara Walters on her approach to interviewing
08:24
Barbara Walters on the criticism she took for her record-breaking salary
02:17

Av Westin

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Av Westin on creating the CBS Morning News
08:25
Av Westin on Executive Producing ABC News aka World News Tonight
35:19
Av Westin on Executive Producing ABC's 20/20
35:19
Av Westin on Executive Producing Inside Edition and working with Bill O'Reilly
05:10
Av Westin on the impact of the internet on television news
02:51

Perry Wolff

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Perry Wolff on his role as producer of the CBS documentary series Adventure 
08:29
Perry Wolff on producing A Tour of the White House  for CBS News featuring Jacqueline Kennedy, First Lady to President John F. Kennedy
11:46
Perry Wolff on producing Air Power  for CBS
06:49
Perry Wolff on producing The Vanishing Family  for PBS
04:13
Perry Wolff on writing and producing The Moon Above, the Earth Below
03:59

David L. Wolper

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David Wolper on the genesis and production of The Race for Space
05:15

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on his early fascination with local news
00:54
Jeff Zucker on Jane Pauley offering him a job on Today
02:08
Jeff Zucker on his first job at Today and the tumultuous atmosphere of the show at that time
05:50
Jeff Zucker on his rise to Executive Producer of Today  and the hiring of Katie Couric
04:19
Jeff Zucker on his vision and innovations as Executive Producer of Today
04:26
Jeff Zucker on how he negotiated with the network to take chances and skip commercials while Executive Producer at Today
02:33
Jeff Zucker on why Today was such a good fit for him as a Producer
01:42
Jeff Zucker on a typical day of production for Today
02:01
Jeff Zucker on his management style as Executive Producer at Today
03:11
Jeff Zucker on Matt Lauer replacing Bryant Gumbel as co-host of Today
02:53
Jeff Zucker on his pride in Today and its success during his tenure as Executive Producer
01:27
Jeff Zucker on Brian Williams replacing Tom Brokaw as anchor of NBC Nightly News
01:39
Jeff Zucker on Katie Couric leaving Today and being replaced by Meredith Viera
03:27