Interviews

I've had the great good fortune over time to interview several people involved with classic television, people with whom I'd never have had the chance to come in contact were it not for this blog. I've no doubt you'll find them just as interesting as I did - and if you don't, it will be the fault of the interviewer rather than the subject - and hopefully you'll be inspired to check out their work and learn more about them. In honor of the classic Mike Wallace show, let's call these The Hadley Interviews.


Interview with David Von Pein
June 10, 2011

David Von Pein has amassed a massive collection of video material related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, particularly original video of the assassination as it was covered by the three networks. 


Interview #1 with Marc Ryan 
November 19, 2013

As the son of NBC newsman Bill Ryan, Marc Ryan has a unique perspective on television coverage of the Kennedy assassination. Here, he discusses his book Three Shots Were Fired: JFK's Assassination and TV's First Global Story, and his father's role in telling that story.


Interview #2 with Marc Ryan
February 4, 2014

In my second interview with Marc Ryan, we talk about television's coverage of the Olympics, which actually goes all the way back to the pre-World War II Summer Olympics of 1936 in Berlin, and how the coverage has evolved over time.


Interview with Adam-Michael James
March 13, 2015

As the author of The Bewitched Continuum, Adam-Michael James lays claim to the definitive narrative history of the much-loved sitcom. This unique book takes you into the world created by the show, until you feel like you're next-door neighbors of the Stephens'.


Interview with Carol Ford
March 2, 2016

Carol Ford is the author of Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography, which tells the true story of the Hogan's Heroes star and his remarkable legacy, particularly in the world of radio, and presents a far different picture than what the tabloid media want you to believe.


Interviews with Barry Weitz and Mark Rathaus
May 25, 2016

Barry Weitz was the Executive Producer of the '70s series Movin' On, and Mark Rathaus has remastered the series for broadcast via streaming services. Here, they tell the inside story of the show as well as what it was like working with the stars.

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