Screenshot image from the Conversations video collection

Conversation is a series of video interviews with prominent Americans produced by UWM from 1970 to 1972. The program was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Interviewees were selected from a broad range of fields and disciplines. Guests included the internationally renowned composer Aaron Copland; broadcast journalist Barbara Walters; chair of the board of S.C. Johnson & Son, S.C. Johnson; NASA astronaut James Lovell; photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt; baseball legend Jackie Robinson; and jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie. Each guest was interviewed by a person or persons thoroughly knowledgeable in the guest’s field, resulting in lively and informative interviews. In all, UWM’s Instructional Media Laboratory produced 34 half-hour interviews, 29 of which are included here.