This sequel provides yet another dozen of today’s most acclaimed writers and producers an open, uncensored forum in which they discuss everything from their work ethic to the political, social, and economic issues affecting the television industry.
The West Wing, C.S.I., and Judging Amy are just a few of the dramas that launched a new era of television at the turn of the millennium. TV Creators gives scholars and fans alike an exclusive, firsthand account of the lives,
philosophies, and contributions of some of the best television scribes of the past two decades.
TV Creators: Volume Two includes revelations such as Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) admitting that he is not a natural storyteller, and Martha Williamson (Touched by an Angel) announcing that “There is nothing more gender blind than an executive producer who desperately needs a good writer.” Glenn Gordon Caron (Moonlighting, Now & Again) confesses, “I always think that disaster is an inch away,” while Paul Haggis (Family Law) reveals, “I always like to do something that I think I can fail at.”
Also interviewed are: Aaron Spelling (Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210); Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Roy Huggins (The Fugitive); Clifton Campbell (Profiler); Barbara Hall (Judging Amy); Anthony Zuiker (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation); John McNamara (The Fugitive); and Don Bellisario (JAG, Magnum P.I.).
James L. Longworth, Jr. is president of Longworth Productions. He is a fifty-year veteran producer of television public affairs programs and documentaries, and winner of the prestigious Spectrum of Democracy award. Longworth also writes a weekly column for YES! Weekly, and is a contributor to tvparty.com. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and he resides just outside Winston-Salem, NC with his wife Pam.
Series: Television and Popular Culture
6 x 9, 368 pages, 12 black and white illustrations