Jam-packed with hundreds of anecdotes and quotes from in-depth interviews with over forty television writers, this is the first comprehensive history of writing for American television. These writers tell, often in wonderfully funny tales, of their experiences working with, and often fighting with, the networks, the censors, the sponsors, the producers, and the stars in trying to create shows.
Tom Stempel is the author of Framework: A History of Screenwriting in the American Film, Third Edition.
Series: Television and Popular Culture
6 x 9, 308 pages, 22 black and white illustrations