Andy Griffith Archive of American Television Interview

The Archive of America Television documents television history by interviewing actors and actresses. Following the death of Andy Griffith this morning, I wondered if the Archive had interviewed Andy Griffith, and sure enough, they had! In the interview, Griffith tells the story of his career as a teacher, actor, and singer. The interview was conducted in May 1998 and is available on their website and below:

Part 1: Early Life (starts at 0:26)

Part 2: Early Career (starts at 0:20)

Part 3: The Andy Griffith Show (starts at 0:22)

Part 4: Mayberry RFD through Matlock (starts at 0:32)

Part 5: Impact of The Andy Griffith Show and memories of fellow actors (starts at 0:16)


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