Mike Robe Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Mike Robe

Interviewed by: Robert Markowitz

Movies for television director Mike Robe (Return To Lonesome Dove; Reversible Errors) discusses his long career in television, from his beginning shooting military documentaries for the Air Force to directing and writing award-winning television movies and mini-series.

Director Mike Robe discusses Son Of The Morning Star, an early western mini-series he directed that he has particular pride in for its historical accuracy, emotional depth and a 22-minute filmed sequence of the Battle for Little Big Horn.

Robe describes how he approached shooting a difficult sequence in Return to Lonesome Dove where a prairie house used in both interior and exterior sequences needed to be burnt to the ground.

Robe recalls how advice from a DGA colleague helped him solve a problem regarding the necessity of casting of Australian actors to play American football players in Junction Boys.