Interviews

 

Donald Hall

Executive

Donald Hall on Hallmark getting into television 

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'Hallmark Hall of Fame's' 50th anniversary meant a great deal to us. That you can do something and do it well and continuously for that long a period of time is a wonderful thing.

About this interview

In his two-hour Archive interview, Donald Hall, the Chairman of Hallmark Cards, Inc., recalls the beginnings of his family's company, starting out as a greeting card firm and later moving into television production with the Hallmark Hall of Fame. He speaks of the many well-known directors and producers who have been involved in the series, and touches on some of the well-known productions. Hall discuses some of the programming risks involved in productions, and details some of the then-recent changes to the company, including the addition of Hallmark Entertainment and the Hallmark Channel. Michael Rosen conducted the interview on November 18, 2002 in Kansas City, Mo.

'Hallmark Hall of Fame's' 50th anniversary meant a great deal to us. That you can do something and do it well and continuously for that long a period of time is a wonderful thing.

Interview Highlights

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Donald Hall on Hallmark getting into television 

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Embedded thumbnail for Donald Hall on the early shows that Hallmark sponsored including Amahl and the Night Visitors

Donald Hall on the early shows that Hallmark sponsored including Amahl and the Night Visitors

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Donald Hall on Hallmark Hall of Fame's production of "Hamlet" and choosing material for the show

04:52
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Donald Hall on Hallmark Hall of Fame's presentation of "Sarah, Plain and Tall"

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Donald Hall on Hallmark's television commercials 

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