Robert Markowitz Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Robert Markowitz

Interviewed by: John Kent Harrison

Robert Markowitz got his start as a journalist, first as a reporter for the Associated Press, then as a documentary filmmaker. His first documentary, Face of Genius (1967) about the playwright Eugene O'Neill, won an Emmy® and was nominated for an Oscar®.

The lesson Robert Markowitz learned early in his career while working on the CBS news magazine show Eye on New York.

Why Markowitz chose to pursue movies for television over feature films.

Advice to young directors on how to personalize the stories you work on without distorting the material.