In his three-hour interview, Dean Hargrove talks about his early years, and his first television writing job, on the 1961-62 version of The Bob Newhart Show. He recalls working with greats like Bill Dana and Bob Hope, and landing a writing job on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. He discusses writing for The NBC Mystery Movie Wheel, including the series Columbo and McCloud, as well as McCoy, starring Tony Curtis. Hargrove recounts the several series he created and produced with Fred Silverman, including a new series of Perry Mason movies, Matlock, Jake and the Fatman, Diagnosis Murder, and Father Dowling Mysteries. He details creating the shows around and working with Raymond Burr, Tom Bosley, William Conrad, Dick Van Dyke, and Andy Griffith. He speaks of the craft of writing, and his involvement with the Writers Guild of America. Amy Harrington conducted the interview in a joint venture with the Writers Guild Foundation on March 6, 2019 in Brentwood, CA.