Pressman Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with David Pressman

Interviewed by: Joshua White

Veteran director David Pressman discusses his long career, starting from the pioneer days of television in the 1940s, to his McCarthy-era blacklisting during much of the 1950s, to his return, helming more than 28 years of the run of One Life to Live.

He shares one of his early experiences directing Grace Kelly and the challenges of shooting live TV.

Pressman remembers being blacklisted during the height of his career, surviving, and ultimately returning to direct.

He outlines the importance of rehearsals in order to stay on schedule, especially on daytime dramas like One Life to Live.