Butler Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Robert Butler

Interviewed by: Gene Reynolds

Robert Butler is a director, writer and producer who has worked on many iconic television series such as Hogan’s Heroes (1964-1966), The Fugitive (1964-66), Hill Street Blues (1981), and Moonlighting (1985).  Butler also directed features like Turbulence (1997) and movies for television such as The Blue Knight (1973), Out on a Limb (1987), and White Mile (1994).

How Robert Butler broke into the industry and got his first directing job.

What Butler learned working on the Batman series about shooting action sequences.

How he created the signature gritty look for Hill Street Blues.