"Good things happen when you stand up for things."
About This Interview
In his two-hour Archive interview, Producer/Director Steve Binder talks about his early work at Los Angeles' KABC, and directing The Steve Allen Westinghouse Show in the early 60s. He discusses at-length writing and directing his breakthrough rock documentary, The T.A.M.I. Show, which showcased such stars as The Supremes, The Rolling Stones, and James Brown. He also discusses many other programs he worked on including Hullabaloo, The Danny Kaye Show, Gilligan's Island,Diana Ross in Central Park and Lucy in London, a CBS special starring Lucille Ball. He talks at length about producing and directing NBC's Elvis: The '68 Comeback Special which relaunched Elvis Presley's career and set the bar for music specials. Stephen J. Abramson conducted the interview at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences headquarters in North Hollywood, CA on March 4, 2004.