In his two-and-a-half-hour interview, Quincy Jones details his tumultuous early years and pinpoints the moment his life changed as he became interested in music. He talks about starting his music career as an arranger and discusses his quick rise in the music industry. He chronicles his television work, which includes composing music for such classics as Ironside, Roots, Sanford & Son, The Cosby Show and producing such series as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and In the House. He also discusses producing the 1996 Academy Awards, making the music video for Michael Jackson's "Thriller", and producing "We Are the World." Jon Burlingame conducted the interview on November 13, 2002 in Bel Air, CA.