In his over three-hour Archive interview, Dwight Hemion (1926-2001) and producing partner Gary Smith discuss their production company (Smith Hemion Productions) and the projects they produced together. Mr. Hemion then talks about his early television career at ABC in the late 1940's. He discusses in detail the beginnings of the ABC network and his early directing work on the television series Rootie Kazootie and The Tonight Show with Steve Allen. Hemion later discusses his collaboration with Smith on Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall and their subsequent company collaborations in producing and directing television musical variety specials. Hemion finishes the interview discussing the stars of these specials, particularly Barbra Streisand. Michael Rosen conducted the interview in Hollywood, CA on July 9, 2001.