In his three-hour interview, Jac Venza talks about his early years and moving to New York City for a career in theater. He describes going to work for CBS in the Art Department for shows like Wonderful Town, Mama, The Blue Angel and Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman’s Life. He chronicles the creation of NET (National Education Television, the forerunner of PBS) and recalls shepherding new programs like NET Playhouse, as well as acquiring programming from the BBC in the United Kingdom. He recounts NET getting folded into PBS, where he produced several series, including Masterpiece Theatre, The Adams Chronicles, Great Performances, Live from Lincoln Center, and American Masters. Venza discusses winning Emmy awards for the Great Performances productions of "Itzhak Perlman: Fiddling for the Future" and "Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler's House," and for producing the first hour of the Tony Awards broadcast for several years. He concludes with remarks about the then-current state of PBS and offers advice to aspiring television producers. Daisy Pommer conducted the interview on June 29, 2009 in New York, NY.