Bernie Hoffman Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Bernie Hoffman

Interviewed by: Dennis Mazzocco

Veteran sports and news director Bernie Hoffman discusses his long career directing for ABC, NBC, and CBS, covering such major world events from the dissolution of the USSR to the tragic 1972 Munich Olympic Games.

As a young Stage Manager at ABC in the 1960's, Bernie Hoffman had the opportunity to learn about blocking and lenses from the 1st generation of Television Directors.

News and Live Sports Director Bernie Hoffman details some of the challenges in Directing Auto Racing such as capturing speed for the camera and being prepared for the story to change at any moment.

Hoffman describes his experience covering the Munich Massacre at the 1972 Olympics which developed right outside the broadcast center, and Directing an Emmy-winning recreation of the events two years later.