Mischer Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Don Mischer

Interviewed by: Jim Drake

Acclaimed variety television director Don Mischer discloses the details behind his successful career directing some of the most well known and watched live television events in history -- from Super Bowl halftime events and musical specials -- to Olympic opening ceremonies and the 2008 Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.

Don Mischer shares some of his favorite directing experiences, including creating magical opening and closing ceremonies for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Games.

Mischer recalls auditioning Michael Jackson's famous moonwalk for Motown Returns to the Apollo.

He defines the role of a director in live and live-to-tape broadcasts.