Check out this massive career spanning video interview and retrospective on GE Smith’s life and career from picking up a guitar at age four to his Emmy Award winning work on Saturday Night Live and beyond.
Founded in 1997, the Television Academy Foundation’sArchive of American Television has conducted over 800 oral history interviews (over 4000 hours) with the legends of television. These interviews chronicle the birth and growth of American TV History as it evolves, and make the interviews available worldwide. The Archive continues to produce new interviews every year. The collection covers a variety of professions, genres, and topics in electronic media history.
The interviews are done in a life-history format, starting with the interviewees’ early years and influences. The interview then moves into their major television work, and concludes with the interviewee’s thoughts about his or her craft, as well as advice to aspiring professionals. The interviews are presented uncut and unscripted.
Here is a fantastic shot of G.E. taking a solo taken by Todd Owyoung of the River Front Times during the October 29th show at the Scottrade Center. Click the photo to read the full review of the show and to see more pictures.