Fred Friendly


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Tom Bettag

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Tom Bettag on how Fred Friendly influenced him while a journalism student

Wade Bingham

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Wade Bingham on shooting the CBS News series CBS Reports with anchor Edward R. Murrow and producer Fred Friendly

Mili Lerner Bonsignori

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Mili Lerner Bonsignori on meeting See It Now producer Fred Friendly
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on why Fred Friendly liked the workspace of See It Now and how he wanted sound edited
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on Edward R. Murrow recording narration for See It Now; on editing the film track
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly's unique partnership on See It Now
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on Fred Friendly wanting her to learn about current events
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on Fred Friendly resigning as President of CBS News and starting to teach
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on her thoughts on people with whom she's worked - Fred Friendly

James L. Brooks

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James L. Brooks on See It Now producer, Fred Friendly

Joan Ganz Cooney

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Joan Ganz Cooney on Fred Friendly's disapproval of an Arabic version of Sesame Street

Michael Dann

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Michael Dann on Fred Friendly

James Day

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James Day on working with Fred Friendly on Public Broadcasting Laboratory 
James Day on Fred Friendly's tenure at NET
James Day on Fred Friendly's role in the creation of PBS and the politics of the creation of PBS

Louis Dorfsman

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Louis Dorfsman on promoting news coverage as Art Director for CBS advertising and on working with Fred Friendly

Bob Doyle

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Bob Doyle on how television news was perceived in the 1950s, and on Fred Friendly and Edward R. Murrow's See It Now

Jeff Fager

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Jeff Fager on why he was excited by working at 60 Minutes and how Don Hewitt's philosophy (which was formed in part by Hewitt having been fired by Fred Friendly) informed the program: "He couldn't stand being involved in television that was boring."

Don Hewitt

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Don Hewitt on Fred Friendly's impact on network news

Jeff Kisseloff

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Jeff Kisseloff on Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly's See It Now "A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy"

Steve Kroft

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Steve Kroft on attending Columbia to study journalism

Jim Lehrer

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Jim Lehrer on joining the public television station KERA in Dallas and making the transition from print to television journalism

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on CBS News documentaries and on the birth of See It Now, hosted by Edward R. Murrow and produced by Fred Friendly

Bill Moyers

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Bill Moyers on Johnson's relationship with CBS

Roger Mudd

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Roger Mudd on CBS' Fred Friendly wanting Mudd to cover the Civil Rights Bill
Roger Mudd on working with CBS' Fred Friendly

Dan Rather

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Dan Rather on news executive Fred Friendly and Rather's path to Vietnam
Dan Rather on his memories of Fred Friendly

Geraldo Rivera

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Geraldo Rivera on mentor Fred Friendly, the "architect" of his career

Morley Safer

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Morley Safer on being hired by Fred Friendly
Morley Safer on Fred Friendly's comment that Vietnam was Morley Safer's War - because the Cam Ne story was so influential on public opinion
Morley Safer on Fred Friendly's support during backlash from the government after the Cam Ne story
Morley Safer on Fred Friendly resigning from CBS News
Morley Safer on differences between Fred Friendly and Dick Salant's styles as head of CBS News

Howard K. Smith

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Howard K. Smith on his thoughts on Fred Friendly

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on directing Telstar satellite's first broadcast with Fred Friendly
Sid Smith on working with Fred Friendly on the first Telstar broadcast
Sid Smith on a photo from the first Telstar satellite broadcast

Sanford Socolow

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Sanford Socolow on not becoming Executive Producer of CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite when producer Ernie Lizer stepped down (a decision approved by Walter Cronkite and likely decided by Fred Friendly)

Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton on the departure of Fred Friendly from CBS News

Robert Trout

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Robert Trout on working with Fred Friendly at CBS
Robert Trout on hosting Who Said That?, produced by Fred Friendly, first on radio and later on television on NBC

Joseph Wershba

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Joseph Wershba on the historic See It Now broadcast on Senator Joseph McCarthy

Av Westin

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Av Westin on various people with whom he worked at CBS News
Av Westin on working with Mike Wallace
Av Westin on producing CBS Reports and other documentaries for CBS News
Av Westin on leaving CBS News in 1969 and Fred Friendly's departure
Av Westin on the Public Broadcasting Laboratory

Perry Wolff

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Perry Wolff on working with Fred Friendly 

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