"I have always been a stickler of not wanting the crew to do anything that I would not do. If lighting was started at 3:00 AM, which it did, I would be there no later than 3:30."
About This Interview
Lynwood King was interviewed for two-and-a-half hours plus in New York, NY. King talked about breaking into television in 1949 at Chicago's WNBQ. He described the famous "Chicago School" of broadcasting pioneered by such legends as Dave Garroway and Studs Terkel. King talked about his work as a stage manager on such network series (originating from Chicago) as Studs' Place ; Garroway at Large; Zoo Parade ; and Kukla, Fran, and Ollie . He recalled working as a director on such series as Hawkins Falls and, in New York, Tonight! America After Dark : the late night series that ran in between the Steve Allen and Jack Paar Tonight shows. King also talked about his work in public broadcasting and on such documentary series as Project 20 . King spoke in great detail about his work as a director on the Today show, which reunited him with Dave Garroway. King also discussed his later freelance work on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and on soap operas, including Ryan's Hope and One Life to Live . The interview was conducted by Jeff Kisseloff on November 20, 2002.