Browning Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Kirk Browning

Interviewed by: Joshua White

Musical variety director Kirk Browning discusses his almost 60-year career directing some of the most memorable musical and theatrical performances broadcast on television and how he went from being a chicken farmer to directing 185 episodes of Live From Lincoln Center.

Kirk Browning recalls how Samuel Chotzinoff gave him his big break to direct performances by Arturo Toscanini.

Browning recounts being asked to direct The Frank Sinatra Show and pitching Sinatra a new show opening.

He explains how experimental shoots with tenor Richard Tucker led to the creation of Live From Lincoln Center.