Gurnee Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Hal Gurnee

Interviewed by: Joshua White

Late night television veteran Hal Gurnee looks back on his fifty-year career, telling stories of directing from the sets of such comedic staples as The Tonight Show with Jack Paar and Late Show with David Letterman.

Hal Gurnee describes how he sold David Letterman on hosting the Late Show at the Ed Sullivan Theater.

Gurnee recalls how he kept pace with Jerry Lewis who was a transitional host of The Tonight Show between Jack Paar and Johnny Carson.

He explains what a big difference the DGA made by improving salaries for television directors.