Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Steve Binder, Legendary Producer / Director – “Elvis ’68 Comeback Special”, Author, “Elvis ’68 Comeback: The Story Behind the Special”
About Harvey's guest:
Today’s guest, Steve Binder, is a legendary, Emmy-award winning producer and director, who created some of the most iconic moments in American pop culture and entertainment history, in TV specials starring Petula Clark, Barry Manilow, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, John Denver, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Olivia Newton-John, and many more.
But he is perhaps best known for producing and directing the spectacular 1968 Elvis Presley Comeback TV special that is widely considered to have solidified Elvis’ legacy as one of the most profound cultural icons of the 20th century.
Our guest has written a fabulous book entitled, “Elvis ’68 Comeback: The Story Behind the Special”, and if you’re an Elvis fan, this book is a MUST HAVE, because, unlike the dozens of other books out there about this landmark TV special, THIS book is the ONLY one written by the person who actually conceived of, produced and directed the show, and who worked so closely with Elvis.
And it’s just been announced that our guest will be producing a documentary film to be released next year, which will take us behind the scenes and reveal the almost constant drama that surrounded the making of this iconic and mesmerizing show. If you’ve seen Elvis’ Comeback TV special, you know that something truly magical happened. It was a pivotal event in television and music history, capturing over 40% of the television viewing audience, and becoming one of the highest rated television shows ever made.
AND it was a major turning point in Elvis’ career, made possible by the artistic vision and determination of our guest.
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