Exceprts from Julian Schlossberg's Witnesses to the 20th Century
Julian Schlossberg, veteran film and Broadway theater producer had an idea. He would videotape all the influential figures who had shaped the Twentieth Century and weave these accounts into a decade by decade chronology as told by the history makers themselves.
It was a race against time. These legends were, for the most part, well past 75. Schlossberg wanted to convince 150 of them to share their unique points of view. For several, this would turn out to be their last interview. Amazingly, Presidents, Generals, newscasters, ambassadors archbishops, Governors, Senators, Congressmen, journalists, authors, playwrights, cabinet members, actors, singers, architects and titans of industry all said yes..... Some agreed to 30 minutes and stayed for hours. To a person, they were candid and brought unexpected insight into the events that shaped the world that we live in today.
Among the completed interviews are: Madeline Albright, Buzz Aldrin, Robert Altman, Kofi Annan, Lauren Bacall, Joan Baez, F. Lee Bailey, Sec. James Baker, Ben Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Helen Gurley Brown, Pat Buchanan, Art Buchwald, William F. Buckley, Jr., George H.W Bush.
Schlossberg has completed the first five 45-minute segments which include film clips, stills, archival footage and newsreels. These will be shown for the first time in New York City
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