Don Mischer life and biography

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Don Mischer biography

Date of birth : -
Date of death : -
Birthplace : U.S.A
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-05
Credited as : producer, director of television, Emmy Awards

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Don Mischer (born 1940) is an internationally acclaimed producer and director of television and live events. He has been honored with fifteen Emmy Awards, a record ten Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, two NAACP Image Awards, a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, and Europe's prestigious Golden Rose of Montreux.

As a producer/director, his credits range from We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, The Kennedy Center Honors, and the 100th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall; to the Super Bowl Halftime Shows (Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen), the Democratic National Convention, Events Celebrating Hong Kong's re-unification with China, and the Opening Ceremonies of both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games.

Don has also produced specials with Beyonce, Sting, Jennifer Hudson, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Yo Yo Ma, Stevie Wonder, Bono, Garth Brooks, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Barbra Streisand, The Black Eyed Peas, and Carrie Underwood, among others.

He has received the Governors Award from the National Association of Choreographers and is a member of the Event Industry Hall of Fame, the Producers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America, and the National Academy of Television, Arts, and Sciences, where he has served two terms on the Board of Governors.

In 2004 he produced the Democratic National Convention. He was caught on microphone yelling out a profanity during the end of CNN's coverage of the convention. After John Kerry's acceptance speech, there were supposed to be balloons and confetti on the ground of the convention. However, Mischer was not satisfied with the results, and his displeasure was aired accidentally by CNN.
After graduating from Douglas MacArthur High School in San Antonio, Mischer attended Texas Lutheran University and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1961.

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