Hayden Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Jeffrey Hayden (1926-2016)

Interviewed by: Jim Drake

Veteran television director Jeffrey Hayden discusses his long career, beginning at the advent of television in the 1940s through the 1990s, and his participation in the fight for directors’ creative rights.

Jeffrey Hayden reflects on directing his documentary Children In America's Schools with Bill Moyers and its impact on Ohio's public education system.

Hayden shares his experiences helping the 1964 DGA Creative Rights Committee fight for directors' creative rights and working conditions.

He explains the challenges of casting a goose for an episode of Lassie.