In his three-hour interview, Heino Ripp (1925–2009) recalls his earliest days at NBC in the NBC Development Group, working alongside engineers who were creating the modern television system. He discusses his transition to working as a technical director and explains the duties he carried out in that position. He also speaks about some of the programs that he worked on in this capacity, including The Howdy Doody Show, Admiral Broadway Revue, Your Show of Shows, dozens of Max Liebman "Spectaculars" and especially, The Perry Como Show. Ripp also talks briefly about working on the first two television specials starring entertainer Barbra Streisand, and being on the job during the Apollo space launches. Finally, he discusses his work on NBC's Saturday Night Live, and working as a director on The New Show. Michael Rosen conducted the interview on October 23, 2000 in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.