"None of us realized the potency yet of this medium--how many homes it was going to, what kind of affect it was having on people and so forth.. I think everybody who works in the visual medium would love to have that kind of innocence again."
About This Interview
In his nearly three-hour Archive interview, noted director Arthur Penn (1922-2010) gives a fascinating perspective on directing for television. He highlights his early jobs with many live shows including Producer's Showcase, Philco Television Playhouse and Playhouse 90. Penn reminisces about legendary producer Fred Coe and relates how his television experience prepared him for his motion picture career, which includes the classics "Miracle Worker," "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Little Big Man." Henry Colman conducted the interview on October 21, 1998 in New York City, NY.