Tuesday, December 16, 2014
TV Family Outtake: Preserving Story of a Family
TV Family Outtake: How Ellen Preserved Story of a Family from Ethan Thompson on Vimeo.
In 1960, NBC gave the Robertsons a copy of Story of a Family on film. In this outtake from her interview for TV Family, Ellen explains how, when she worked at the Amarillo NBC affiliate in the 1980s, she and the crew there pieced the film together to convert it to video. This preserved the only complete copy of Story of a Family currently known to exist. The family was also given additional footage that was shot but not included in the broadcast.