Upload

Loading...

This video is unavailable.

Watch Queue

TV Queue

Watch QueueTV Queue

    Loading...

Watch Queue
TV Queue
__count__/__total__

Robert Butler - Archive Interview Part 1 of 10

Want to watch this again later?

Sign in to add this video to a playlist.
5,325

Like this video?

Sign in to make your opinion count.

Don't like this video?

Sign in to make your opinion count.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Uploaded on Mar 20, 2008

In his 10-part oral history interview, television director Robert Butler describes his early years breaking into the business as an usher at CBS. He describes his experiences in various behind-the-scenes capacities on such classic "live" anthology series as Climax! and Playhouse 90 as well as his first break in television directing on the comedy/drama series Hennesey. He details his varied assignments in series television in the 1960s on such series as The Detectives, Bonanza, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Dr. Kildare, Gunsmoke, The Defenders, The Fugitive, Hogan's Heroes, The Twilight Zone, Batman, and Star Trek. Butler describes his work in the 1970s on television movies (such as Columbo MOWs and James Dean) and feature films and his groundbreaking work on the look of Hill Street Blues, for which he directed several of the initial episodes (including the pilot). He talks about his later work on such series as Remington Steele, Moonlighting (the telefilm pilot), Out on a Limb, Midnight Caller (which he also executive-produced), Sisters, and Lois & Clark.

Visit emmytvlegends.org for all segments.

Loading...

Advertisement
Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to