Visual History Hal Cooper
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Visual History with Hal Cooper

Interviewed by: Michael Zinberg

Hal Cooper reflects on his career, beginning as a child actor and going on to direct such television classics as Maude, I Dream of Jeannie, and Gimme A Break!, as well as his distinguished service to the DGA.

Director Hal Cooper describes his early career in radio and his directorial debut at the age of 13.

Cooper describes how a director's job is to create an atmosphere where people can do their creative best work.

Cooper reveals a lesson he learned about how to survive as a director from acclaimed director George Stevens at a DGA Council meeting.