20/20—Barbra Streisand: Papa Watch Me Fly (1983)
Aired: November 17, 1983 on ABC
Geraldo Rivera was a journalist that Barbra Streisand could trust. She gave him unlimited access to her as she filmed her directorial debut, Yentl. In November 1983, the hour-long special was shown on the ABC news program, 20/20. Excited Streisand fans got an amazing, honest, and in-depth look at Barbra at work, as well as her gorgeous home.
One of the most fascinating sequences of the television interview was in the recording studio...
Barbra, singing “The Way He Makes Me Feel” discussed how an earlier recording was different from the sound mix in the final film. Marilyn and Alan Bergman (lyrics) and Michel Legrand (music, conductor) were present.
Geraldo Rivera and his cameras spent some time on location with Streisand as she filmed Yentl. Scenes of Barbra filming “This is One of Those Moments”, and on the boat lensing “Piece of Sky” were shown.
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