July 21st, 2010
Merle Haggard
Production Credits

Merle Haggard: Learning To Live With Myself

a film by Gandulf Hennig

PRODUCERS

Gandulf Hennig
Alfred Holighaus

EDITOR
Dava Whisenant

CAMERA
Roger Pistole
Matthew Dyer
Elia Lyssy
Gandulf Hennig

CONCERT CAMERA
Matthew Dyer
Jeremy Gonzales
Johnny Gerhart
Michael Carter
Lee Tucker
Brent Stewart

LOCATION SOUND
Matt Hamilton
Thomas Morrison
Ian Marshall
Jeremy Mazza
Jordan Chassan
Eugene Thompson
Lisa Gage
Ryan Kennedy

ONLINE
Ground Zero Post

COLORIST
Jami Francescon

SOUND MIX
Michael Davis

RESEARCHER
Anath White

CREATIVE CONSULTANT
Michael Taylor

LEGAL CONSULTANTS
Liz McNicoll
Pat Murphy

ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE / PHOTOGRAPHS
ABC News Video Source
Act IV
Austin City Limits, KLRU-TV
Buck Owens Productions
California State Archives
Capitol Studios
Country Music Association
CMT
Country Music Hall of Fame
Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
EMI Capitol Music Licensing
Gene Autry Entertainment
Historic Films
Ivy Classics, Inc.
Karen Miller
Kern County Museum
Raindrop Services
Research Video Inc.
Richard Nixon Library
Ronald Reagan Library
Something Weird Video
Sony Columbia Pictures
Time Magazine /
PARS International Corp.
Thought Equity
Villon Films
The Haggard Family

THANKS
Academy of Country Music
Kim Buie
Michael Carter
Mary Coats
Carl Cooper
DB Video, LLC
DR&A
Bob Elfstrom
John Gramaglia
Josh Harrell
Media Total
Frank Mull
Dan Perloff
Preston Castle Foundation
Tresa Redburn
Jimmie Rodgers Museum
Ruckus Film
Ryman Auditorium
The Biscuit House, Nashville
The Strangers
Marty Stuart &
His Fabulous Superlatives
Paul Surratt
Clayton Williams

SERIES OFFICE MANAGER
William Meny

SERIES THEME MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Thomas Wagner

SERIES TITLE DESIGNED BY
B. T. Whitehill

MUSIC SERVICES
John Adams
Rosie Fishel

SERIES PRODUCTION MANAGER
Jane Buckwalter

BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Blanche Robertson

SERIES PUBLICIST
Thirteen/WNET New York’s
Communications Group

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Julie Sacks

SERIES PRODUCER
Prudence Glass

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Susan Lacy

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  • John Dickinson

    A really terrific show. Beautifully produced, shot, and edited, it really delivers the essence of Merle, his life, his wives, and his friends.

  • Arthur Mensor

    Now THIS is the way a documentary should be presented. Full of news, interviews with important people and lots of songs……well song clips. Longer excerpts of some of the songs would have been nice for people who might not be familiar with such magnificent songs, and for those of us who are. Merle Haggard is one of America’s true treasures, how lucky for us that he became inspired by others to enrich our lives.

  • Ed

    Does anyone know which TV shows were used for the vintage film footage of Merle’s performances? The credits are unclear. Austin City Limits? Johnny Cash’s show? There must have been others. Anyone know?

  • R. S. Field

    great film but I can’t believe that Andy McLenon didn’t get a ‘consultant’ credit, much less a “thanks”.
    makes me wonder.

  • Peter Guadagnin

    I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent documentary. I was raised in Bakersfield in the 1950s and remember Merle very well. Dated a beautiful girl from Oildale and will always remember my roots.

  • Karen Fraser

    What a wonderful show. I loved it and it was very well done. Thank you!

  • charlie ranke

    An excellent piece by Gandulf Hennig and his PBS team, well crafted and as deserving of praise as Merle Haggard and his art. I know Merle is not alone in learning to live with himself and I think that is why his work touches so many lives. He has mine. May God continue to bless you brother !

  • april p

    Why isn’t there a list of the songs featured in this piece included in this section? I wanted to download some of those songs that I had never heard, but why is there not a list of the songs on the site??

  • J Chassan

    I didn’t get a ‘thanks’ either for letting them film an interview at The Inglewood SoundBarn. Made me wonder too…

  • Bjorn Joffee

    I am making a film about an anti-war protest against LBJ in Los Angeles on June 23,1967. I saw footage of that event on the ‘Okie from Muskogee’ section of this film.Does anyone know if that was added for the film or if it was on the original video?Any help would be greatly appreciated.If it was on the original ‘Okie’ video I would love to interview Mr. Haggard for my film…THANK YOU!
    Bjorn
    Bjornjoffee@yahoo.com

  • J Rothenberg

    I’d also like someone to email me a list of the songs that Merle played !!??

  • Jennifer Eley

    My father enjoyed this film so much I would like to find out if it is possible to purchase a copy of it in either VHS or DVD form. If so, please provide the information I need to purchase it.

    Thank you for your time and effort.

    Jennifer Eley
    eleyjennifer@yahoo.com
    6315 East Shore Drive
    Pensacola, FL 32505

  • amintern

    The Merle Haggard: Learning to Live with Myself DVD is not yet available for purchase. Thank you for your interest. We hope you continue to visit the website for many more new exciting profiles and upcoming premiere information.

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