This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Michael Zinberg

Interviewed by: Gary Shimokawa

Michael Zinberg discusses his origins in Texas local television and what he learned from television directors like John Rich, John Frankenheimer Bob Butler, and Gene Reynolds. He comments on the differences between directing single and multi-camera shows, and his stints as a writer, producer, and executive at NBC.

Zinberg discusses what he learned from director Bob Butler about the collaborative process.

Zinberg recalls his first directing experience on The Bob Newhart Show and the support he got from the actors and crew.

Zinberg shares the tricks of the trade he developed over many years of directing episodic series.