Bob LaHendro Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Bob LaHendro

Interviewed by: Don Jacob

Veteran television director Robert LaHendro (All in the Family; Welcome Back, Kotter) discusses his long career in production, working from a cue card holder to directing some of the most well known series of the 70s and 80s.

Bob LaHendro, Associate Director and Director on All In The Family, describes the revolutionary four-camera approach developed by Director John Rich and why it was so critical to this iconic comedy series.

LeHendro recalls an important moment of collaboration between himself, the writers, and cast in developing the characters for Welcome Back, Kotter, which he directed 38 episodes of.

LaHendro describes how the Directors Guild fought for and won what he was rightfully owed when a show tried to not pay him for his time spent on post-production.