TV Movies/Miniseries/Dramatic Specials


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TV Movies/Miniseries/Dramatic Specials describe programs with a conclusive story-arc and scheduled for a fixed time frame.

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Leslie Uggams on being cast as "Kizzy" on Roots
Phylicia Rashad on the television movie A Raisin in the Sun and winning the Tony Award for the stage revival
Larry Gelbart on the TV movie Barbarians at the Gate, which Ray Stark helped him bring to HBO
Richard Matheson on the TV movie Trilogy of Terror
Pat Morita on appearing in the 1976 TV movie Farewell to Manzanar
Fred Silverman on developing specials, mini-series, and television movies for ABC
Who talked about this genre

Edie Adams

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Edie Adams on acting with Cloris Leachman in the TV movie Ernie Kovacs, Between the Laughter

Debbie Allen

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Debbie Allen on the impact of Roots; on being cast as "Nan" in Roots: The Next Generation
Debbie Allen on working with her sister Phylicia Rashad on Old Settler for PBS Presents
Debbie Allen on working with her sister Phylicia Rashad on the movie of the week, Polly

John Amos

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John Amos on playing "Kunta Kinte" on Roots (Part 1)
John Amos on playing "Kunta Kinte" on Roots (Part 2)

Janet Ashikaga

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Editor Janet Ashikaga on editing the TV movies of The Incredible Hulk

Dick Askin

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Dick Askin on selling the made-for-television movie The Burning Bed to advertisers

Edward Asner

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Ed Asner on acting in the miniseries Roots
Ed Asner on acting in the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man

Hank Azaria

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Hank Azaria on playing "Mitch Albom" in Tuesdays with Morrie  co-starring Jack Lemmon 

Reza Badiyi

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Reza Badiyi on directing the TV movie White Water Rebels

Bob Banner

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Bob Banner on producing The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Bob Banner on producing Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall starring Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett
Bob Banner on producing A Salute to American Imagination, the Ford Motors seventy-fifth anniversary celebration and on working with Ed Wynn
Bob Banner on producing My Sweet Charlie on Broadway and later for television starring Patty Duke
Bob Banner on producing the made-for-television movie Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus starring Charles Bronson 

Joseph Barbera

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Joseph Barbera on producing the live action The Gathering

Paris Barclay

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Paris Barclay on directing television movies

Bonnie Bartlett

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Bonnie Bartlett on playing "Mamie Eisenhower" in Ike: The War Years
Bonnie Bartlett on appearing in The Deliberate Stranger, Once and Again, Tuesdays with Morrie, and Better Call Saul

Harve Bennett

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Harve Bennett on producing A Woman Called Golda

Dick Berg

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Dick Berg on producing the movie-of-the-week Thief 
Dick Berg on producing the movie-of-the-week Footsteps  starring Richard Crenna
Dick Berg on producing the movie-of-the-week Firehouse 
Dick Berg on producing the movie-of-the-week Class of '63
Dick Berg on producing the movie-of-the-week Louis Armstrong - Chicago Style
Dick Berg on producing the movie-of-the-week Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case
Dick Berg on executive producing the miniseries The Word  and Space
Dick Berg on executive producing the miniseries The Martian Chronicles  and Wallenberg
Dick Berg on producing the movie-of-the-week A Rumor of War
Dick Berg on executive producing the made-for-television movies Pronto  and Rated X

Steven Bochco

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Steven Bochco on Universal Television's approach to the NBC Mystery Movie "wheel" concept

Haskell Boggs

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Haskell Boggs on acting as director of photography for Where Pigeons Go to Die
Haskell Boggs on acting as director of photography for Bonanza: The Return

Ernest Borgnine

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Ernest Borgnine on working with Franco Zeffirelli on the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth"

Peter Boyle

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Peter Boyle on starring in the TV movie Echoes in the Darkness and The Challenger

Harvey Bullock

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Harvey Bullock on writing Return to Mayberry

LeVar Burton

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LeVar Burton on Roots
LeVar Burton on how Roots raised the bar for TV miniseries

Robert Butler

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Robert Butler on directing television movies-of-the-week and their lack of specificity compared to series television

Reuben Cannon

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Reuben Cannon on casting Roots: The Next Generations
Reuben Cannon on casting Winds of War
Reuben Cannon on casting Amerika 
Reuben Cannon on casting and co-producing The Women of Brewster Place

Gilbert Cates

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Gilbert Cates on the TV movie Consenting Adult, for which he was nominated for an Emmy
Gilbert Cates on the TV movie Absolute Strangers

Richard Chamberlain

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Richard Chamberlain on his work in miniseries

Marge Champion

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Marge Champion on choreographing Queen of the Stardust Ballroom
Marge Champion on her various activities after her split with Gower Champion including choreographing Queen of the Stardust Ballroom

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on doing production design for The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond, and on working with director Delbert Mann
Roy Christopher on doing production design for the 1978 made-for-television movie Fame
Roy Christopher on doing production design for All the Way Home

Dick Clark

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Dick Clark on producing the TV Movie, "The Woman Who Willed a Miracle"

Robert Conrad

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Robert Conrad on his character "Pasquinel" on Centennial

Barbara Corday

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Barbara Corday on Executive Producing the made-for-television movie I Dream of Jeannie... 15 Years Later

Alexander Courage

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Alexander Courage on Jerry Goldsmith bringing him on to orchestrate the miniseries QBVII 

Douglas S. Cramer

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Douglas S. Cramer on developing QB VII

Richard Crenna

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Richard Crenna on starring in the made-for-television movie Thief with Angie Dickinson
Richard Crenna on starring in the made-for-television movie Footsteps
Richard Crenna on starring in a television remake of Double Indemnity
Richard Crenna on appearing in Nightmare with Patty Duke
Richard Crenna on appearing in Shootout in a One Dog Town
Richard Crenna on appearing in Honky Tonk
Richard Crenna on appearing in Double Solitaire
Richard Crenna on appearing in A Girl Named Sooner, directed by Delbert Mann
Richard Crenna on appearing in the "Frank Janek" series of made-for-television movies

Hume Cronyn

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Hume Cronyn on appearing in Moon and Sixpence  with Jessica Tandy and Laurence Olivier
Hume Cronyn on appearing in the made-for-television movie The Gin Game  with Jessica Tandy

Judy Crown

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Judy Crown on being a hair stylist for The Day After
Judy Crown on doing hair for Geppetto starring Drew Carey
Judy Crown on styling hair for Bye Bye Birdie starring Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams
Judy Crown on styling hair for The Great Houdini, and on winning an Emmy for it

William Daniels

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William Daniels on appearing in the television movie A Case of Rape
William Daniels on playing G. Gordon Liddy in Blind Ambition

Ossie Davis

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Ossie Davis on the impact Roots had: "Roots helped supply America with a truer definition of who black people were than any other work that had come along"

James Day

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James Day on Woody Allen's Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story

Ruby Dee

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Ruby Dee on her and husband Ossie Davis' involvement in the development of Roots

Richard Donner

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Richard Donner on directing the made-for-television movie Sarah T. Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic

David Dortort

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David Dortort on executive producing the miniseries The Chisholms, starring Robert Preston
David Dortort on working on later Bonanza made-for-television movies with Ben Johnson and Lorne Greene appearing in one of them

Charles Dubin

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Charles S. Dubin on directing The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, The Virginian, The Meanest Man in the West, Tarzan, and The Big Valley
Charles S. Dubin on directing Cinderella, starring Leslie Ann Warren
Charles S. Dubin on directing Roots: The Next Generations, and on working with Henry Fonda on that show
Charles S. Dubin on directing The Masterpiece of Murder starring Bob Hope

Patty Duke

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Patty Duke on playing "Anne Sullivan" in the TV movie of The Miracle Worker opposite Melissa Gilbert as "Helen Keller"

Hector Elizondo

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Hector Elizondo on starring in the 1992 made-for-television movie Burden of Proof

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on appearing in Happy Anniversary & Goodbye with Lucille Ball
Nanette Fabray on appearing with Fred Astaire in The Man in the Santa Claus Suit, and on working with him in the feature "The Band Wagon"

Mike Fenton

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Mike Fenton on casting Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture
Mike Fenton on casting Louisiana  
Mike Fenton on casting Dinotopia and other mini-series or made-for-television movies
Mike Fenton on casting Friendly Fire with Carol Burnett 
Mike Fenton on casting Out on a Limb with Shirley MacLaine

John Forsythe

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John Forsythe on starring in See How They Run, the first made-for-television movie
John Forsythe on starring in the made-for-television movie "A Bell for Adano"  for Hallmark Hall of Fame
John Forsythe on playing "Blake Carrington" on Dynasty

John Frankenheimer

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John Frankenheimer on directing Gary Sinise in George Wallace

Gerald Fried

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Gerald Fried composing for made-for-TV movies, including The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd and The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel

Chuck Fries

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Chuck Fries on producing QB VII, the first miniseries
Chuck Fries on producing the miniseries The Word written by Dick Berg
Chuck Fries on producing the made-for-television movie A Rumor of War
Chuck Fries on producing A Rumor of War
Chuck Fries on producing The Martian Chronicles
Chuck Fries on producing The Queen of Mean starring Lloyd Bridges and Suzanne Pleshette

Michael Fuchs

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Michael Fuchs on developing the made-for-television movies Stalin and Sakharov for HBO

James Garner

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James Garner on Heartsounds and the miniseries Space
James Garner on the made-for-television movie Barbarians at the Gate

Brad Garrett

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Brad Garrett on playing Jackie Gleason in the TV movie Gleason

David Gerber

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David Gerber on producing Gibbsville
David Gerber on producing Beulah Land
David Gerber on producing The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
David Gerber on going to work for MGM and shepherding George Washington
David Gerber on producing Flight 93 

Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert on working with Patty Duke on The Miracle Worker
Melissa Gilbert on the TV movie Splendor in the Grass
Melissa Gilbert on Choices with George C. Scott

Leonard Goldberg

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Leonard Goldberg on hiring Barry Diller and re-vamping the ABC Sunday Night Movie
Leonard Goldberg on the creation on the made-for-TV movie
Leonard Goldberg on the creation of the TV movie Brian's Song
Leonard Goldberg on producing the TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, starring John Travolta
Leonard Goldberg on executive producing the TV movie Something About Amelia

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on ABC's success with miniseries and movies of the week
Leonard Goldenson on the decision to air Roots on consecutive nights

Jerry Goldsmith

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Jerry Goldsmith on composing for various made-for-television movies in the '70s including The Homecoming, the pilot for The Waltons
Jerry Goldsmith on composing for QB VII
Jerry Goldsmith on composing for Babe and Pursuit
Jerry Goldsmith on composing for Contract on Cherry Street
Jerry Goldsmith on composing for Hollywood Television Theater and Masada

Louis Gossett, Jr.

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Louis Gossett, Jr. on being cast as "Fiddler" in Roots, and on his initial disappointment with the role
Louis Gossett, Jr. on playing "Dr. MacArthur St. Clair" on The Lazarus Syndrome
Louis Gossett, Jr. on playing "Anwar al-Sadat" in Sadat

Herb Granath

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Herb Granath on starting the Hallmark Movie Channel

Walon Green

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Walon Green on writing and executive producing the television movie Strange New World from a concept by Gene Roddenberry
Walon Green on adapting "Killing Jesus," based on Bill O'Reilly's book, for a National Geographic Special

Robert Halmi, Sr.

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Robert Halmi, Sr. on producing the 1979 television movie My Old Man and financing it directly through advertisers, rather than the networks
Robert Halmi, Sr. on producing the TV movie Nurse  
Robert Halmi, Sr. on producing TV movies
Robert Halmi, Sr. on producing the miniseries Lonesome Dove
Robert Halmi, Sr. on what makes a great miniseries
Robert Halmi, Sr. on producing TV movies and miniseries
Robert Halmi, Sr. on producing TV movies and miniseries

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on working on the TV version of the TV movie The Homecoming
Earl Hamner on working on the TV version of Heidi
Earl Hamner on reuniting for six Waltons reunion TV movies
Earl Hamner on writing the TV movie The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story

Martin Hoade

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Martin Hoade on directing the made-for-television movie Duty Bound, about the Vietnam War

Leslie Hoffman

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Leslie Hoffman on performing stunts for Centennial 
Leslie Hoffman on doing stunts for The Munsters Revenge 

Hal Holbrook

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Hal Holbrook on appearing in the groundbreaking made-for-television movie That Certain Summer
Hal Holbrook on playing "Abraham Lincoln" in various projects, including North and South and Sandburg's Lincoln

Ron Howard

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Ron Howard on financing his own TV movies in the early 1980s, and learning valuable lessons of fiscal responsibility

Felicity Huffman

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Felicity Huffman on appearing on an ABC Afterschool Special called "Home Run for Love" when she was fifteen
Felicity Huffman on appearing on the Stephen King miniseries Golden Years, which she considers her first big break
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the TV movie The Water Engine, based on the David Mamet play
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the TV movie A Slight Case of Murder, written by Macy and Steven Schachter
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the Showtime miniseries Out of Order, in which they both appeared

Roy Huggins

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Roy Huggins on creating the movie of the week concept

Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter on the made-for-television movie Skokie
Kim Hunter on the made-for-television movie Out of the Cold

Eddie Foy III

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Eddie Foy III on casting Fireball Forward
Eddie Foy III on casting City Beneath the Sea
Eddie Foy III on casting Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Eddie Foy III on casting Friendly Fire
Eddie Foy III on casting The Man in the Santa Claus Suit

Herb Jellinek

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Herb Jellinek on ABC Circle Films' Eleanor and Franklin
Herb Jellinek on the vision of ABC Circle Films and on the various programming it produced including Love Among the Ruins starring Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier
Herb Jellinek on ABC Circle Films' production of Eleanor and Franklin and art director Jan Scott
Herb Jellinek on ABC Circle Films' production of Ike: The War Years
Herb Jellinek on The Day After
Herb Jellinek on War and Remembrance, starring Robert Mitchum
Herb Jellinek on Jane Seymour in War and Remembrance and other members of the cast and crew

Joseph Jennings

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Joseph Jennings on being accurate with his art direction including on North and South
Joseph Jennings on doing art direction for Alex Haley's Roots
Joseph Jennings on doing art direction for Shogun
Joseph Jennings on acting as art director for Shogun  in Japan
Joseph Jennings on doing art direction for James Michener's Space
Joseph Jennings on doing art direction for North and South
Joseph Jennings on acting as art director for Ironclads

Geri Jewell

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Geri Jewell on appearing in the TV movie Two of a Kind

Russell Johnson

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Russell Johnson on the TV movies of Gilligan's Island

Lamont Johnson

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Lamont Johnson on breaking the Hollywood Blacklist, and on the blacklist drama Fear on Trial
Lamont Johnson on directing the groundbreaking gay drama That Certain Summer, starring Martin Sheen and Hal Holbrook
Lamont Johnson on directing The Execution of Private Slovik
Lamont Johnson on directing Crisis at Central High
Lamont Johnson on directing Dr. Kildare, starring Richard Chamberlin, and The Execution of Private Slovik
Lamont Johnson on directing Unnatural Causes
Lamont Johnson on directing The Kennedys of Massachusetts
Lamont Johnson on directing Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase
Lamont Johnson on directing The Broken Chain

Quincy Jones

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Quincy Jones on producing Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly
Quincy Jones on the impact of Roots

H. Wesley Kenney

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H. Wesley Kenney on directing ABC Afternoon Playbreak: Miss Kline We Love You

Ernest Kinoy

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Ernest Kinoy on writing the made-for-television movie Crawlspace 
Ernest Kinoy on writing the made-for-television movie Victory at Entebbe
Ernest Kinoy on writing Roots and Roots: The Next Generations
Ernest Kinoy on writing the made-for-television movie Skokie

Bernie Kopell

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Bernie Kopell on appearing in the 1966 television production of Death of a Salesman with Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock

Harvey Korman

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Harvey Korman on the TV Movie Bud and Lou

Paul LaMastra

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Paul LaMastra on editing the made-for-television movie Wallenberg: A Hero's Story
Paul LaMastra on editing the made-for-television movie Eleanor and Franklin
Paul LaMastra on editing the made-for-television movie Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

Rita Lakin

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Rita Lakin on working with Aaron Spelling, and on writing the television movie Women in Chains
Rita Lakin on writing Death Takes a Holiday
Rita Lakin on writing A Summer without Boys, and on working with Hugh Hefner on that show
Rita Lakin on the television movie Torn Between Two Lovers, and on advancing the cause of more women television writers

Louise Lasser

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Louise Lasser on writing Just Me and You
Louise Lasser on appearing in the Ingmar Bergman-scripted made-for-television movie The Lie

Jack Lemmon

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Jack Lemmon on appearing in the special The Entertainer  

Barry Levinson

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Barry Levinson on directing the HBO movie You Don't Know Jack
Barry Levinson on executive producing the HBO movie Phil Spector
Barry Levinson on the experience of working with HBO on TV movies

Richard Lewis

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Richard Lewis on his involvement in the made-for-television movie concept
Richard Lewis on the process of filming made-for-television movies as opposed to feature films and on networks' reaction to the concept

Judith Light

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Judith Light on starring in A Step Toward Tomorrow with Christopher Reeve
Judith Light on starring in Men Don't Tell

William Link

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William Link on writing and producing That Certain Summer

Barry Livingston

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Barry Livingston on appearing off-Broadway and in the TV movie You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Barry Livingston on his role in the TV movie High School U.S.A. . in which former child stars play the teachers to then-current child stars

Sidney Lumet

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Sidney Lumet on directing the two-part movie for television The Sacco-Vanzetti Story

William H. Macy

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William H. Macy on the TV movie Door to Door, which he co-wrote and starred in

Loring Mandel

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Loring Mandel on writing To Confuse the Angel, starring Lee J. Cobb, and I Remember Illinois
Loring Mandel on writing The Best of Families
Loring Mandel on writing Benjamin Franklin
Loring Mandel on writing Lincoln and the American Parade episode "The Case Against Milligan," and on how working for PBS was different from working for networks
Loring Mandel on writing The Trial of Chaplain Jensen and Breaking Up
Loring Mandel on writing Conspiracy

Abby Mann

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Abby Mann on developing the made-for-television movie King
Abby Mann on The Marcus-Nelson Murders
Abby Mann on casting Paul Winfield as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in King, and on how King was portrayed
Abby Mann on writing The Atlanta Child Murders
Abby Mann on writing Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story
Abby Mann on writing Sinatra
Abby Mann on writing Indictment: The McMartin Trial

Anita Mann

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Anita Mann on choreographing The Legend of Valentino

Delbert Mann

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Delbert Mann on returning to directing for television in 1967 with Heidi
Delbert Mann on directing David Copperfield

Martin Manulis

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Martin Manulis on producing the miniseries Space and Harem, and the made-for-television movie Grass Roots

Bob Markell

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Bob Markell on working on Ceremony Of Innocence at PBS
Bob Markell on working on TV movie, Doctor Cook's Garden for ABC
Bob Markell on producing two movies of the week for CBS: Murder Once Removed and This Tattered Web
Bob Maerkell on the movie of the week, Twenty Shades of Pink
Bob Markell on The Tenth Level
Bob Markell on You Can't Go Home Again
Bob Markell on the miniseries, The Dane Curse
Bob Markell on the miniseries If Tomorrow Comes

Penny Marshall

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Penny Marshall on appearing in the made-for-television movie Love Thy Neighbor  with John Ritter

Jerry Mathers

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Jerry Mathers on working on the TV movie Still The Beaver

Bob McGrath

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Bob McGrath on one of his first jobs in television, working on the Hallmark Hall of Fame

S. Epatha Merkerson

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S. Epatha Merkerson on appearances in TV movies and projects dealing with social issues; on auditioning
S. Epatha Merkerson on starring in the HBO movie Lackawanna Blues
S. Epatha Merkerson on her Lackawanna Blues character "Nanny"and winning an Emmy and Golden Globe for her performance

Walter C. Miller

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Walter C. Miller on The Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

Paul Monash

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Paul Monash on producing Stalin
Paul Monash on producing Kingfish
Paul Monash on writing and producing George Wallace

Millie Moore

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Millie Moore on editing the TV movies The Rape of Richard Be ck, To Heal A Nation, and The Tenth Man

Harry Morgan

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Harry Morgan on Roots

Tad Mosel

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Tad Mosel on writing The Adams Chronicles 
Tad Mosel on his work on The Adams Chronicles 
Tad Mosel on dealing with network censorship on an NBC adaptation of All the Way Home

Thad Mumford

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Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford on writing the fifth installment of Roots: The Next Generations

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Don Ohlmeyer on producing the television movie Special Bulletin on

Fess Parker

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Fess Parker on starring in Climb an Angry Mountain, and on an unsold pilot he made

Estelle Parsons

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Estelle Parsons on playing "Bess Truman" in Backstairs at the White House

Timothy Van Patten

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Timothy Van Patten on his work on the HBO miniseries The Pacific
Timothy Van Patten on his work on the TNT miniseries Into The West

Pam Polifroni

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Pam Polifroni on casting The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, and The Waltons
Pam Polifroni on casting the television movie The Migrants and the pilot Three for the Road

Marian Rees

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Marian Rees on producing The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Marian Rees on producing Deadman's Curve
Marian Rees on producing The  Cracker Factory
Marian Rees on producing Orphan Train
Marian Rees on producing The Marva Collins Story
Marian Rees on producing Angel Dusted
Marian Rees on executive producing Miss All-American Beauty
Marian Rees on producing "Love Is Never Silent" for Hallmark Hall of Fame
Marian Rees on executive producing "Love Is Never Silent" for Hallmark Hall of Fame  (Part 2)
Marian Rees on executive producing Foxfire  starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy
Marian Rees on executive producing "Miss Rose White" for Hallmark Hall of Fame
Marian Rees on executive producing "The Shell Seekers" for Hallmark Hall of Fame
Marian Rees on executive producing Between Friends  with Elizabeth Taylor and Carol Burnett (Part 1)
Marian Rees on working with Elizabeth Taylor and Carol Burnett on Between Friends  (Part 2)
Marian Rees on executive producing The Gift of Love  starring Andy Griffith 
Marian Rees on executive producing Is There Life Out There?
Marian Rees on executive producing When the Vows Break
Marian Rees on executive producing Ruby Bridges
Marian Rees on producing Ruby Bridges (Part 2)

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on the Lorimar production, The Blue Knight
Lee Rich on the Lorimar production, Sybil
Lee Rich on the Lorimar production, Helter Skelter, the Charles Manson story

Rita Riggs

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Rita Riggs on costuming Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

Doris Roberts

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Doris Roberts on appearing in the television movie Ruby and Oswald
Doris Roberts on appearing in The Diary of Anne Frank

Howard Rosenberg

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Howard Rosenberg on made-for-television movies, miniseries and specials

Meta Rosenberg

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Meta Rosenberg on producing Off the Minnesota Strip co-written with David Chase

Stanley Ralph Ross

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Stanley Ralph Ross on being a creative consultant for and appearing in Helter Skelter
Stanley Ralph Ross on writing Three on a Date, directed by Bill Bixby
Stanley Ralph Ross on writing Murder at the Mardi Gras, starring David Groh and Didi Conn
Stanley Ralph Ross on writing Sky Heist and producing For the Love of It, directed by Hal Kanter

Stanley Rubin

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Stanley Rubin on producing the TV movie Babe

Thomas Del Ruth

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Thomas Del Ruth on acting as director of photography for Barbarians at the Gate

Joseph Sargent

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Joseph Sargent on directing Hustling  in Los Angeles
Joseph Sargent on directing The Marcus Nelson Murders
Joseph Sargent on directing James Cagney in Terrible Joe Moran
Joseph Sargent on directing Manions of America
Joseph Sargent on directing Playing for Time
Joseph Sargent on working with Elizabeth Taylor on There Must Be a Pony
Joseph Sargent on directing the miniseries Space
Joseph Sargent on directing the made-for-television movie Love is Never Silent  for Hallmark Hall of Fame
Joseph Sargent on directing the made-for-television movie Miss Rose White
Joseph Sargent on directing Angela Lansbury in The Love She Sought
Joseph Sargent on directing Abraham  for TNT
Joseph Sargent on directing Miss Evers' Boys
Joseph Sargent on directing Warm Springs

Thomas W. Sarnoff

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Thomas W. Sarnoff on NBC's early dominance of long-form television programming
Thomas W. Sarnoff on bringing back Bonanza in TV movies featuring the next generation - Bonanza: The Next Generation (1988), Bonanza: The Return (1993) and Bonanza: Under Attack (1995)

William Schallert

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William Schallert on his work in the Stephen King TV miniseries Bag of Bones

Herbert S. Schlosser

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Herbert S. Schlosser on Lew Wasserman and Jennings Lang at Universal packaging the first made-for-television movies for NBC, including The Killers
Herbert S. Schlosser on programming and developing Jesus of Nazareth
Herbert S. Schlosser on programming and developing Holocaust

Alfred Schneider

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Alfred Schneider on working with Producer Leonard Goldberg on his TV movie Something About Amelia, which dealt with incest
Alfred Schneider on his pride in his work on The Day After
Alfred Schneider on allowing nudity to be shown in The Winds of War
Alfred Schneider on negotiating the depiction of the controversial subject matter of That Certain Summer
Alfred Schneider on regulating portrayals of violence in Roots versus S.W.A.T. and The Six Million Dollar Man

Jan Scott

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Jan Scott on doing production design for Andersonville, with George C. Scott
Jan Scott on doing production design for Eleanor and Franklin for director Daniel Petrie
Jan Scott on doing production design for Eleanor and Franklin
Jan Scott on doing production design for Roots
Jan Scott on doing production design for The Gathering, starring Ed Asner
Jan Scott on doing production design for Orphan Train
Jan Scott on doing production design for Evergreen
Jan Scott on doing production design for Foxfire, with Jessica Tandy
Jan Scott on working on The Kennedys of Massachusetts, directed by Lamont Johnson
Jan Scott on her more recent production design jobs, including Harvest of Fire, The Summer of Ben Tyler, and The Love Letter
Jan Scott on her final production design job, Grace & Glorie

William Self

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William Self on various movies and miniseries he developed for CBS, and the challenge of making made-for-television movies

John Shaffner

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John Shaffner on art directing the made-for-television movie A Lathe of Heaven and The Cheever Stories

Esther Shapiro

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Esther Shapiro on getting hired by ABC's Brandon Stoddard to start the miniseries department
Esther Shapiro on why miniseries worked well for the TV audience of the 1970s
Esther Shapiro on developing the miniseries Pearl
Esther Shapiro on developing the miniseries Roots: The Next Generation
Richard and Esther Shapiro on writing the made-for-TV movie Sarah T.: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic
Richard and Esther Shapiro on writing the made-for-TV movie Minstrel Man
Richard and Esther Shapiro on writing the made-for-TV movie Intimate Strangers

Richard Shapiro

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Richard and Esther Shapiro on writing the made-for-TV movie Sarah T.: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic
Richard and Esther Shapiro on writing the made-for-TV movie Minstrel Man
Richard and Esther Shapiro on writing the made-for-TV movie Intimate Strangers

William Shatner

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William Shatner on starring in Andersonville

Sid Sheinberg

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Sid Sheinberg on Universal Television producing movies-of-the-week starting with The Killers

Fred Silverman

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Fred Silverman on developing specials, mini-series, and television movies for ABC

Mark Snow

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Mark Snow on composing for the TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
Mark Snow on composing for the TV movie Something About Amelia

John Soh

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John Soh on editing Hiroshima

Aaron Spelling

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Aaron Spelling on producing the HBO movie And the Band Played On

Dick Stiles

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Dick Stiles on doing art direction for Scarecrow with Jan Scott
Dick Stiles on doing art direction for Awake and Sing

Brandon Stoddard

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Brandon Stoddard on developing Rich Man, Poor Man
Brandon Stoddard on developing the "novel for television" and early made-for-television movies on which he worked
Brandon Stoddard on developing Roots and Roots: The Next Generations
Brandon Stoddard on developing The Day After
Brandon Stoddard on developing The Day After
Brandon Stoddard on developing Amerika
Brandon Stoddard on developing The Thorn Birds
Brandon Stoddard on developing The Winds of War and War and Remembrance 
Brandon Stoddard on developing Masada

George Takei

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George Takei on the TV movie The Year of the Dragon  (1975)

Richard Thomas

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Richard Thomas on originating the role of "John-Boy Walton" in the made-for-television movie The Homecoming: A Christmas Story
Richard Thomas on appearing in Roots: The Next Generations
Richard Thomas on appearing in All Quiet on the Western Front, directed by Delbert Mann and other made-for-television movies and miniseries

Tony Thomas

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Tony Thomas on producing Brian's Song

Marlo Thomas

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Marlo Thomas on bringing Free to be... You and Me to television; on the use of satellites; on television's responsibility to children

Daniel J. Travanti

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Daniel J. Travanti on appearing in A Case of Libel, and on playing "John Walsh" in Adam
Daniel J. Travanti on starring as "Edward R. Murrow" in Murrow
Daniel J. Travanti on playing "Edward R. Murrow" in Murrow
Daniel J. Travanti on starring in Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder and various feature films

Neil Travis

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Neil Travis on how being on location for Roots helped inform his editing, leading to his Emmy win

Leslie Uggams

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Leslie Uggams on Roots
Leslie Uggams on Backstairs at the White House

Ellen M. Violett

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Ellen M. Violett on adapting Go Ask Alice for television

Dennis Weaver

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Dennis Weaver on starring in the TV movie Duel

Joseph M. Wilcots

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Joseph M. Wilcots on doing cinematography for Roots
Joseph M. Wilcots on doing cinematography for Roots and Roots: The Next Generations

Cindy Williams

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Cindy Williams on appearing in the made-for-television movie The Stepford Husbands

David L. Wolper

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David Wolper on why he thinks Roots was right for the time it came out, and its impact
David Wolper on the origin of Roots and finding out about Alex Haley's book, and the development of the hit miniseries