Medical Dramas


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Medical Dramas describe fictional shows involving recurring characters that illustrate the work of medical practitioners.

Highlights
Thomas Carter on directing St. Elsewhere
Paris Barclay on directing a pivotal episode of ER
Bill Dana on his recurring role on St. Elsewhere and working with Howie Mandel
Joshua Brand on doing research for St. Elsewhere, on the pilot for the show, and on working with Bruce Paltrow
Hector Elizondo on co-starring as "Dr. Phillip Watters" on Chicago Hope
Meta Rosenberg on dealing with Standards and Practices on Ben Casey
Who talked about this genre

Paris Barclay

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Paris Barclay on directing a pivotal episode of ER
Paris Barclay on producing and directing City of Angels

Bonnie Bartlett

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Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels on St. Elsewhere
Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels on St. Elsewhere

Joshua Brand

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Joshua Brand on creating and writing St. Elsewhere
Joshua Brand on working on St. Elsewhere

Reuben Cannon

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Reuben Cannon on casting for IronsideEmergency!The Rockford FilesBaretta  and Sanford and Son

Thomas Carter

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Thomas Carter on directing St. Elsewhere

Richard Chamberlain

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Richard Chamberlain on how Dr. Kildare made medical dramas a TV staple

Bob Claver

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Bob Claver on producing and directing The Interns

Jeanne Cooper

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Jeanne Cooper on the medical show, Ben Casey

William Daniels

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William Daniels on playing "Dr. Mark Craig" on St. Elsewhere

Walter Dishell

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Walter Dishell on acting as a medical consultant for the series Medical Center
Walter Dishell on consulting for Medical Center
Walter Dishell on consulting for Trapper John, M.D.
Walter Dishell on working on House Calls

Charles Dubin

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Charles S. Dubin on directing The Nurses
Charles S. Dubin on directing Medical Center, and on directing Ironside, starring Raymond Burr

Hector Elizondo

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Hector Elizondo on co-starring as "Dr. Phillip Watters" on Chicago Hope
Hector Elizondo on guest-starring on Grey's Anatomy

Ed Begley, Jr. with Emerson College

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Ed Begley, Jr. on starring on St. Elsewhere

Norman Felton

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Norman Felton on executive producing Dr. Kildare

Tom Fontana

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Tom Fontana on writing and producing St. Elsewhere
Tom Fontana on writing and producing St. Elsewhere (Part 2)

David Gerber

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David Gerber on producing Medical Story
David Gerber on producing Medical  Story 

Lesli Linka Glatter

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Lesli Linka Glatter on directing ER

Jerry Goldsmith

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Jerry Goldsmith on composing for Dr. Kildare  and other shows and his process of composing for television

Louis Gossett, Jr.

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Louis Gossett, Jr. on early television appearances on shows like The Nurses and East Side/West Side

Walon Green

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Walon Green on writing for ER

Leslie Hoffman

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Leslie Hoffman on doing stunts for Emergency

Hal Holbrook

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Hal Holbrook on guest-starring on Grey's Anatomy

Ellen Holly

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Ellen Holly on guest-starring on Dr. Kildare, and on having to wear make-up to make her skin appear darker for the show

Lamont Johnson

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Lamont Johnson on directing Dr. Kildare, starring Richard Chamberlin, and The Execution of Private Slovik

Elodie Keene

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Elodie Keene on editing St. Elsewhere
Elodie Keene on choosing ER as her next directing project
Elodie Keene on directing for Ryan Murphy on the series Popular, Nip/Tuck, Glee, and American Horror Story

David E. Kelley

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David E. Kelley on creating and exiting Chicago Hope; on his writing process; on the end of Chicago Hope

Rita Lakin

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Rita Lakin on writing for Dr. Kildare
Rita Lakin on writing episodes of Medical Center, including a transgender storyline featuring Robert Reed

Norman Lloyd

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Norman Lloyd on playing "Dr. Daniel Auschlander" on St. Elsewhere

William H. Macy

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William H. Macy on ER

Abby Mann

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Abby Mann on creating the pilot movie for Medical Story

Randolph Mantooth

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Randolph Mantooth on playing "Johnny Gage" on Emergency!  (Part 1) 
Randolph Mantooth on playing "Johnny Gage" on Emergency! (Part 2) 

E. G. Marshall

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E.G. Marshall on acting on The Bold Ones
E.G. Marshall on acting on Chicago Hope

Leslie H. Martinson

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Leslie H. Martinson on directing Quincy, M.E.

Jayne Meadows

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Jayne Meadows on appearing as "Nurse Chambers" in the series Medical Center

Garrett Morris

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Garrett Morris on his dramatic work including appearances on ER

Daniel Petrie, Sr.

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Daniel Petrie, Sr. on directing Marcus Welby, M.D. and Medical Center

Doris Roberts

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Doris Roberts on St. Elsewhere

Meta Rosenberg

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Meta Rosenberg on packaging Ben Casey
Meta Rosenberg on packaging Breaking Point

Thomas Del Ruth

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Thomas Del Ruth on acting as director of photography for ER

Thomas Schlamme

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Thomas Schlamme on directing the ensemble cast in Chicago Hope

Herbert S. Schlosser

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Herbert S. Scholosser on programming NBC in the early '70s, and on having Jack Webb produce Emergency!

Alfred Schneider

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Alfred Schneider on sit-in protests by the gay community in response to Marcus Welby, M.D.

Ralph Senensky

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Ralph Senensky on directing Dr. Kildare

David Shore

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David Shore on creating the series House
David Shore on creating, writing and producing House

Herbert F. Solow

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Herbert F. Solow on the success of the show, Medical Center

Nina Tassler

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Nina Tassler on the development and casting of ER
Nina Tassler on ER and Chicago Hope going up against each other when both shows debuted

John Wells

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John Wells on writing and producing ER
John Wells on writing and producing ER (Part 2)
John Wells on executive producing Third Watch

Dick Wolf

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Dick Wolf on producing The Human Factor