TV History

Bleier Center staff have built an archive of video and audio interviews with many of the key personalities responsible for the creation and development of American television.

At present, more that 110 network executives, broadcast journalists and producers, directors and stars from the entertainment world have participated in the project by offering their own special perspectives on the birth of the medium. They include:

David Adams         
Edie Adams    
Steve Allen
Bob Banner
Erik Barnouw
Jack Beck
Richard Block         
Ken Burns    
Ward Chamberlain
Peggy Charren
Joel Chaseman         
Lionel Chetwynd
Dick Clark         
Joan Ganz Cooney
Robert Costello         
Judy Crichton
Michael Dann         
Jerry Danzig
James Day         
Louis Dorfsman
Mike Douglas         
Margaret Drain
Robert Drew         
Corydan Dunham
David Fanning         
Norman Felton
Robert Finkel         
Sonny Fox
Reuven Frank         
David Fuchs
Marty Glickman         
Leonard Goldenson
Julian Goodman         
Walter Grauman
William Greaves         
Larry Grossman
Susan Harris         
David Hartman
Paul Henning         
George Herman
Neil Hickey         
Jay Iselin
David Ives         
Gene Jankowski
John Johnson         
Lamont Johnson
Marvin Josephson         
Robert Justman
Hal Kanter         
Marvin Kitman
Jack Klugman         
William Kobin
Jack Kuney         
Gerald Leider
Ernest Leiser         
David Levy
Dick Lewis         
William Link
Norman Lloyd         
James Loper
Elmer Lower         
Abby Mann
Delbert Mann         
Gordon Manning
Jon Mantley         
Martin Manulus
Robert Markell         
Michael Marmer
E.G. Marshall         
Jay McMullen
Jerry McNeely         
Sig Mickelson
Stan Moger         
Earle K. Moore
Henry Morgenthau         
Bob Newhart
Edwin Newman         
Shad Northshield
Betsy Palmer         
Alvin H. Perlmutter
Dan Petrie         
David Pressman
Robert Richter         
Thomas R. Rogers
Al Ruben         
Stanley Rubin
Marlene Sanders         
George Schaefer
Robert Schiller         
Alfred Schneider
Reese Schonfeld         
Sherwood Schwartz
Andrew Schwartzman         
Sanford Scolow
Irwin Segelstein         
John Sharnik
David Shaw         
Morton Silverstein
Ed Simmons         
Ira Skutch
William Small         
Howard K. Smith
Rod Steiger         
Maxine Stewart
Paul Talbot         
Frank Tarloff
Robert Trout         
Sander Vanocur
Gore Vidal         
Richard C. Wald
Richard C. Wald         
Eli Wallach
Al Wasserman         
Pat Weaver
Joseph Wershba         
Av Westin
Betty White         
Jack White    
Jack Willis         
Ethel Winant
Paul Junger Witt         
Perry Wolff

 

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