University of Maryland Libraries Digital Collections

Horton Foote on contemporary drama

200343 minutesEnglishcolorJump to full details

Digital videos
are available for viewing only
at the University of Maryland's
College Park campus or
through a VPN connection.
These videos may be viewed from
public access terminals at any of the
UM Libraries on the College Park campus.
Contact Us
Summary:One of America's leading dramatists, Horton Foote has accumulated a wealth of professional honors over his 60-plus-year career -- the National Medal of Arts, two Oscars, a Pulitzer Prize, and election to the Theatre Hall of Fame, to name only a few. In this program, Bill Moyers talks with Foote about his new play The Carpetbagger's Children and three concepts that had a distinct influence on it: family, memory, and home. In the process, they open a window on what it is like to be a writer for stage and screen as they discuss topics ranging from the art of storytelling to the dynamics of the creative process. Biographical background on how Foote got his start as an actor and a dramatist is also included.
Contributor:Ganguzza, Mark
Moyers, Bill D.
Foote, Horton
Provider:Public Affairs Television (Firm)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects: Foote, Horton -- Interviews
Foote, Horton. Carpetbagger's children
Dramatists, American -- 20th century -- Interviews
Dramatists, American -- 20the century -- Biography
Genre:Television interviews
Credits:A production of Public Affairs Television, Inc. ; a presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York ; directed by Mark Ganguzza. Host: Bill Moyers; interviewee: Horton Foote. Program editor: Larry Goldfine ; executive producer: Felice Firestone ; senior executive producer: John Siceloff ; executive editor: Judith Davidson Moyers ; music by Douglas J. Cuomo.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Films@UM Browse terms:Theater
Performing Arts
Access restricted to patrons at the University of Maryland.