Hollywood Live Extra #9: Conversation with Director Charles Burnett

Director Charles Burnett and actress Ruby Dee arrive at the 2007 New York Film Critic's Circle Awards at Spotlight in Times Square, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2008, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

Director Charles Burnett and actress Ruby Dee arrive at the 2007 New York Film Critic’s Circle Awards at Spotlight in Times Square, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2008, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are set to present an Honorary OSCAR to writer-director Charles Burnett, at the Governors Awards on November 11th in Hollywood. Charles Burnett, is a legendary figure in the indie film community., he dramatized African-American life in his first feature, 1977’s Killer of Sheep, and has gone on to make both dramatic films and documentaries like America Becoming and Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property. He joins me to talk about receiving the Oscar as well as his storied career.