Del Reisman

Writer / Associate Producer


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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About this interview

In his six-hour interview, Del Reisman (1924-2011) looks back on growing up as a "studio brat," observing his mother at work as a secretary at Universal Studios in the 1930s. He describes his entry into television as a reader on the anthology series Four Star Playhouse. He details his most prolific period in television as an associate producer/story editor on television series including the "live," daily color anthology Matinee Theater, the prestigious ninety-minute anthology Playhouse 90, the classic filmed anthology The Twilight Zone, the popular crime series The Untouchables, the western series Rawhide and the drama The Man and the City. He discusses his work as story consultant on the nighttime soap opera Peyton Place, for which he wrote the cliffhanging final episode (the series was canceled without a finale). He also talks about his later work as a freelance writer of 1970s series including The Streets of San Francisco and Little House on the Prairie. Finally, Reisman describes his long service to the Writers Guild of America West for which he ultimately served as president from 1991-93. Other subjects he discusses include the Hollywood Blacklist and the McCarthy era, as well as his work (at the WGA) to restore the credits of blacklisted writers of feature films made in the 1950s-60s. Gary Rutkowski conducted on October 28, 2003 at the Writers Guild of America West in Los Angeles, CA.

"The script is clearly the most significant element of any film. Everything else is important, but if the story doesn't work, all of the charisma of the star, the talent of the director, the skills of everybody associated with it are for naught."

Highlights
Del Reisman on NBC broadcasting NBC Matinee Theater in color
03:09
Del Reisman on working with Rod Serling on Playhouse 90, and how censorship there led to his creation of The Twilight Zone
03:07
Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 director John Frankenheimer
05:20
Del Reisman on the Playhouse 90 episode "The Miracle Worker"
02:00
Del Reisman on shooting The Twilight Zone on the MGM backlot, and on the episode "Time Enough at Last," starring Burgess Meredith
01:41
Del Reisman on the use of "fronts" to get around the Hollywood Blacklist
05:12
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On his early life and influences; on movies he watched while growing up; on his service during World War II, and on his education
20:09
On his first job after college, at the "Los Angeles Daily News"; on the first time he saw television, and on the Kathy Fiscus story; on deciding to write stories for movies
07:57

Chapter 2

On his writing influences; on his duties at the "Los Angeles Daily News"; on breaking into television
08:42
On working on Four Star Playhouse; on working on NBC Matinee Theater
08:31
On working with Albert McCleery on NBC Matinee Theater; on NBC broadcasting NBC Matinee Theater in color; on the types of productions done on NBC Matinee Theater
11:20

Chapter 3

On the production details of NBC Matinee Theater; on a typical workweek on NBC Matinee Theater; on the various actors who appeared on NBC Matinee Theater over the years
15:47
On the challenge of holding the viewer's attention for NBC Matinee Theater; on the writers of NBC Matinee Theater, and on the show adapting from many sources; on the most memorable NBC Matinee Theater episodes, and on the death of Albert McCleery
12:38

Chapter 4

On working with NBC Matinee Theater producer Albert McCleery; on his family during the time he was story editing NBC Matinee Theater; on the advent of the Hollywood Blacklist, and on being asked to sign a "loyalty oath" for NBC
12:35
On getting an internal memo from CBS with names of writers and actors they were forbidden to hire because of their blacklisted status; on the Screenwriters Guild participation in the Hollywood Blacklist; on the use of "fronts" to get around the Hollywood Blacklist
15:52

Chapter 5

On how the Hollywood Blacklist impacted him, and on the end of the blacklist era; on leaving NBC Matinee Theater and going to Playhouse 90; on interviewing with Martin Manulis to be story editor for Playhouse 90
13:00
On working with Martin Manulis personally and professionally on Playhouse 90; on finding material as story editor for Playhouse 90, and on the duties of the story editor
06:10
On a typical workweek for him as story editor of Playhouse 90; on working with writer James P. Cavanagh on Playhouse 90; on working with writer Elick Moll on the show
09:41

Chapter 6

On Playhouse 90 writers Tad Mosel and Paul Monash; on working with Rod Serling on Playhouse 90, and how censorship there led to his creation of The Twilight Zone; on how CBS Standards & Practices influenced or shaped the content of Playhouse 90
08:11
On Playhouse 90 writer David Shaw; on Playhouse 90 writer Leonard Spigelgass; on Playhouse 90 writer Leslie Stevens
10:10
On Playhouse 90 writer Robert Allan Arthur; on the particular challenges of writing for Playhouse 90; on the kinds of source material used for Playhouse 90, and on portraying real-life people on the show
10:11

Chapter 7

On the Playhouse 90 introductions; on Playhouse 90 directors Franklin J. Schaffner and John Frankenheimer; on Playhouse 90 casting director Ethel Winant
10:52
On the Playhouse 90 episodes "Requiem for a Heavyweight," "Eloise," and "The Miracle Worker"; on the Playhouse 90 episodes "Winter Dreams" and "The Death of Manolete"; on the Playhouse 90 episodes "The Great Gatsby" and "The Comedian"
12:01
On leaving Playhouse 90, and on the legacy of the show; on Hotel De Paree; on how he came to be involved as a producer with Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone
05:19

Chapter 8

On working with Rod Sterling on The Twilight Zone; on what makes a good Twilight Zone episode, and where they found stories for the show; on working with Rod Serling on the episodes of The Twilight Zone that Serling wrote
08:25
On working with various Twilight Zone writers including Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson, Earl Hamner, Jr., and George Clayton Johnson; on Rod Serling's on-camera introductions for The Twilight Zone; on shooting The Twilight Zone on the MGM backlot
07:10
On The Twilight Zone cinematographer George T. Clemens; on various specific episodes of The Twilight Zone; on recurring themes in Rod Serling's work, and on Serling's celebrity
13:10

Chapter 9

On The Twilight Zone episode "The Odyssey of Flight 33"; on the title "The Twilight Zone," and on the use of mirrors on the show; on popular and critical reaction to the original Twilight Zone series, and on its Emmy Awards
06:39
On the sponsors of The Twilight Zone; on joining The Untouchables as producer, and on the violence on the show; on The Untouchables being based on historical fact
08:18
On Leonard Freeman, producer of The Untouchables, and on the writers of the show; on the guest-stars of The Untouchables, including Barbara Stanwyck and Patricia Neal; on the experience of producing The Untouchables, and on working with Robert Stack as "Elliott Ness"
10:25

Chapter 10

On Robert Stack as "Elliott Ness" on The Untouchables, and on the violence of the show; on working on The Lieutenant, and on producer Gene Roddenberry
12:11
On working on Rawhide during its last years; on being associate producer on Peyton Place for executive producer Paul Monash
09:28
On the storylines and cast of Peyton Place, including Mia Farrow; on writing the final episode of Peyton Place; on working on the presentation for the network version of Peyton Place
07:19

Chapter 11

On writing the network presentation for the daytime version of Peyton Place, and on the show bible; on working on Bracken's World, and on bringing Leslie Nielsen to the series; on working with Anthony Quinn on the series The Man in the City
10:24
On doing freelance writing in the 1970s for shows like The Streets of San Francisco; on freelance writing for various shows including Cannon and Banacek; on writing the feature film "The Take," starring Billy Dee Williams
07:52
On writing some episodes of Little House on the Prairie, starring Michael Landon, Harry O, and Charlie's Angels; on writing episodes of Lou Grant and Cagney & Lacey; on the craft of writing episodic television, and on his association with Writers Guild of America West
10:25

Chapter 12

On his involvement with Writers Guild of America West; on the Writers Guild strike of 1988; on the Writers Guild getting restitution for formerly blacklisted writers
16:30
On getting the Morgan Cox Award from the Writers Guild for his service to them; on then-recent projects
03:50
On career achievements and regrets; on advice to aspiring writers; on how he would like to be remembered
05:38
On b-roll pictures from his career- Playhouse 90 crew; on the set of The Untouchables; with the cast of Peyton Place; getting the Morgan Cox Award; as President of the Writers Guild of America West
01:32
Shows

Banacek

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Del Reisman on freelance writing for various shows including Cannon and Banacek
01:49

Bracken's World

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Del Reisman on working on Bracken's World, and on bringing Leslie Nielsen to the series
02:20
Del Reisman on the guest-stars of Bracken's World, including Edward G. Robinson
00:35

Cagney & Lacey

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Del Reisman on writing episodes of Lou Grant and Cagney & Lacey
01:17

Cannon

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Del Reisman on freelance writing for various shows including Cannon and Banacek
01:49

Emmy Awards, The (Primetime and Daytime)

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Del Reisman on popular and critical reaction to the original Twilight Zone series, and on its Emmy Awards
03:22

Four Star Playhouse

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Del Reisman on working on Four Star Playhouse
03:04

Hotel De Paree

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Del Reisman on Hotel De Paree
00:53

Lieutenant, The

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Del Reisman on working on The Lieutenant, and on producer Gene Roddenberry
07:44

Little House on the Prairie

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Del Reisman on writing some episodes of Little House on the Prairie, starring Michael Landon, Harry O and Charlie's Angels
04:08

Lou Grant

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Del Reisman on writing episodes of Lou Grant and Cagney & Lacey
01:17

NBC Matinee Theater

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Del Reisman on working on NBC Matinee Theater
05:27
Del Reisman on working with Albert McCleery on NBC Matinee Theater
04:39
Del Reisman on NBC broadcasting NBC Matinee Theater in color
03:09
Del Reisman on the types of productions done on NBC Matinee Theater
03:32
Del Reisman on the production details of NBC Matinee Theater
05:23
Del Reisman on a typical workweek on NBC Matinee Theater
03:15
Del Reisman on the various actors who appeared on NBC Matinee Theater over the years, including Wendy Hiller and Sarah Churchill
07:09
Del Reisman on the challenge of holding the viewer's attention for NBC Matinee Theater
04:06
Del Reisman on Steve McQueen appearing on NBC Matinee Theater
02:06
Del Reisman on the writers of NBC Matinee Theater, and on the show adapting from many sources
01:55
Del Reisman on the most memorable NBC Matinee Theater episodes, and on the death of Albert McCleery
04:31
Del Reisman on working with NBC Matinee Theater producer Albert McCleery
07:11
Del Reisman on his family during the time he was story editing NBC Matinee Theater
03:03
Del Reisman on leaving NBC Matinee Theater and going to Playhouse 90
02:29

Peyton Place

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Del Reisman on being associate producer on Peyton Place for executive producer Paul Monash
04:28
Del Reisman on the storylines and cast of Peyton Place, including Mia Farrow
02:36
Del Reisman on writing the final episode of Peyton Place
03:03
Del Reisman on working on the presentation for the daytime version of Peyton Place
01:40
Del Reisman on writing the network presentation for the daytime version of Peyton Place, and on the show bible
01:49

Playhouse 90

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Del Reisman on leaving NBC Matinee Theater and going to Playhouse 90
02:29
Del Reisman on interviewing with Martin Manulis to be story editor for Playhouse 90
04:15
Del Reisman on working with Martin Manulis personally and professionally on Playhouse 90
03:05
Del Reisman on finding material as story editor for Playhouse 90, and on the duties of the story editor
03:05
Del Reisman on a typical workweek for him as story editor of Playhouse 90, and on how original material got to him
06:36
Del Reisman on working with writer James P. Cavanagh on Playhouse 90
01:14
Del Reisman on working with writer Elick Moll on Playhouse 90
01:50
Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 writers Tad Mosel and Paul Monash
03:18
Del Reisman on working with Rod Serling on Playhouse 90, and how censorship there led to his creation of The Twilight Zone
03:07
Del Reisman on how CBS standards and practices influenced or shaped the content of Playhouse 90
01:46
Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 writer David Shaw
04:43
Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 writer Leonard Spigelgass
03:51
Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 writer Leslie Stevens
01:36
Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 writer Robert Allan Arthur
00:59
Del Reisman on the particular challenges of writing for Playhouse 90
03:56
Del Reisman on the kinds of source material used for Playhouse 90, and on portraying real-life people on the show
05:16
Del Reisman on the Playhouse 90 on-air introductions
01:33
Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 director Franklin J. Schaffner
02:47
Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 director John Frankenheimer
05:20
Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 casting director Ethel Winant
01:11
Del Reisman on the Playhouse 90 episode "Requiem for a Heavyweight"
00:50
Del Reisman on the Playhouse 90 episode "Eloise"
01:00
Del Reisman on the Playhouse 90 episode "The Miracle Worker"
02:00
Del Reisman on the Playhouse 90 episodes "Winter Dreams" and "The Death of Manolete"
02:02
Del Reisman on the Playhouse 90 episodes "The Great Gatsby" and "The Comedian"
03:03
Del Reisman on the Playhouse 90 episode "Turn Left at Mount Everest"
03:03
Del Reisman on leaving Playhouse 90, and on the legacy of the show
02:13

Playhouse 90: "Requiem for a Heavyweight"

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Del Reisman on the Playhouse 90 episode "Requiem for a Heavyweight"
00:50

Playhouse 90: "The Miracle Worker"

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Del Reisman on the Playhouse 90 episode "The Miracle Worker"
02:00

Rawhide

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Del Reisman on working on Rawhide during its last years
05:00

Streets of San Francisco, The

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Del Reisman on doing freelance writing in the 1970s for shows like The Streets of San Francisco
04:29

Twilight Zone, The

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Del Reisman on working with Rod Serling on Playhouse 90, and how censorship there led to his creation of The Twilight Zone
03:07
Del Reisman on how he came to be involved as a producer with Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone
02:13
Del Reisman on working with Rod Sterling on The Twilight Zone
02:08
Del Reisman on what makes a good Twilight Zone episode, and where they found stories for the show
03:34
Del Reisman on working with Rod Serling on the episodes of The Twilight Zone that Serling wrote
02:43
Del Reisman on The Twilight Zone writer Charles Beaumont
01:48
Del Reisman on The Twilight Zone writer Richard Matheson
00:48
Del Reisman on The Twilight Zone writer Earl Hamner, Jr.
00:24
Del Reisman on The Twilight Zone writer George Clayton Johnson
01:00
Del Reisman on Rod Serling's on-camera introductions for The Twilight Zone
01:29
Del Reisman on shooting The Twilight Zone on the MGM backlot, and on the episode "Time Enough at Last," starring Burgess Meredith
01:41
Del Reisman on The Twilight Zone cinematographer George T. Clemens
01:58
Del Reisman on being on set for the filming of The Twilight Zone episodes "The Invaders" and "Eye of the Beholder"
03:11
Del Reisman on various specific episodes of The Twilight Zone
04:16
Del Reisman on the recurring themes in Rod Serling's writing on The Twilight Zone and other shows
01:36
Del Reisman on the impact World War II had on Rod Serling's writing, and on Serling's celebrity
02:09
Del Reisman on The Twilight Zone episode "The Odyssey of Flight 33"
01:40
Del Reisman on the title "The Twilight Zone," and on the use of mirrors on the show
01:37
Del Reisman on popular and critical reaction to the original Twilight Zone series, and on its Emmy Awards
03:22
Del Reisman on the sponsors of The Twilight Zone
00:48

Twilight Zone, The: "Eye of the Beholder"

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Del Reisman on being on set for the filming of The Twilight Zone episodes "The Invaders" and "Eye of the Beholder"
03:11

Untouchables, The

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Del Reisman on joining The Untouchables as producer, and on the violence on the show
03:48
Del Reisman on The Untouchables being based on historical fact
03:42
Del Reisman on Leonard Freeman, producer of The Untouchables, and on the writers of the show
02:48
Del Reisman on the guest-stars of The Untouchables, including Barbara Stanwyck and Patricia Neal
03:38
Del Reisman on the experience of producing The Untouchables, and on working with Robert Stack as "Elliott Ness"
02:36
Del Reisman on Robert Stack as "Elliott Ness" on The Untouchables, and on the violence of the show
04:27
Topics

Advice

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Del Reisman on advice to aspiring writers
03:53

Censorship / Standards & Practices

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Del Reisman on working with Rod Serling on Playhouse 90, and how censorship there led to his creation of The Twilight Zone
03:07
Del Reisman on how CBS Standards & Practices influenced or shaped the content of Playhouse 90
01:46

Characters & Catchphrases

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Del Reisman on Rod Serling's on-camera introductions for The Twilight Zone
01:29

Classic TV series episodes

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Del Reisman on being on set for the filming of The Twilight Zone episodes "The Invaders" and "Eye of the Beholder"
03:11

Criticism of TV

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Del Reisman on Newton N. Minow's "vast wasteland" speech
01:24
Del Reisman on Robert Stack as "Elliott Ness" on The Untouchables, and on the violence of the show
04:27

Fame and Celebrity

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Del Reisman on Rod Serling's celebrity
00:58

Historic Events and Social Change

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Del Reisman on his service during World War II, and on his education
10:23
Del Reisman on the impact World War II had on Rod Serling's writing, and on Serling's celebrity, brought about by The Twilight Zone
01:11

Hollywood Blacklist

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Del Reisman on the advent of the Hollywood Blacklist, and on being asked to sign a "loyalty oath" for NBC
02:21
Del Reisman on getting an internal memo from CBS with names of writers and actors they were forbidden to hire because of their blacklisted status
06:58
Del Reisman on the Screenwriters Guild's participation in the Hollywood Blacklist
03:42
Del Reisman on the use of "fronts" to get around the Hollywood Blacklist
05:12
Del Reisman on how the Hollywood Blacklist impacted him, and on the end of the blacklist era
06:15
Del Reisman on the Writers Guild getting restitution for formerly blacklisted writers
03:56

Industry Crossroads

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Del Reisman on the advent of the Hollywood Blacklist, and on being asked to sign a "loyalty oath" for NBC
02:21
Del Reisman on getting an internal memo from CBS with names of writers and actors they were forbidden to hire because of their blacklisted status
06:58
Del Reisman on the Screenwriters Guild's participation in the Hollywood Blacklist
03:42
Del Reisman on the use of "fronts" to get around the Hollywood Blacklist
05:12
Del Reisman on how the Hollywood Blacklist impacted him, and on the end of the blacklist era
06:15
Del Reisman on his association with the Writers Guild of America West
02:43
Del Reisman on the Writers Guild strike of 1988
05:08
Del Reisman on the Writers Guild getting restitution for formerly blacklisted writers
03:56

Industry Strikes

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Del Reisman on his association with the Writers Guild of America West
02:43
Del Reisman on the Writers Guild strike of 1988
05:08

Pop Culture

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Del Reisman on Rod Serling's celebrity
00:58
Del Reisman on Rod Serling's on-camera introductions for The Twilight Zone
01:29
Del Reisman on being on set for the filming of The Twilight Zone episodes "The Invaders" and "Eye of the Beholder"
03:11

Sex & Violence

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Del Reisman on Robert Stack as "Elliott Ness" on The Untouchables, and on the violence of the show
04:27

Television Industry

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Del Reisman on breaking into television
03:57
Del Reisman on the advent of the Hollywood Blacklist, and on being asked to sign a "loyalty oath" for NBC
02:21
Del Reisman on getting an internal memo from CBS with names of writers and actors they were forbidden to hire because of their blacklisted status
06:58
Del Reisman on the Screenwriters Guild's participation in the Hollywood Blacklist
03:42
Del Reisman on the use of "fronts" to get around the Hollywood Blacklist
05:12
Del Reisman on how the Hollywood Blacklist impacted him, and on the end of the blacklist era
06:15
Del Reisman on working with Rod Serling on Playhouse 90, and how censorship there led to his creation of The Twilight Zone
03:07
Del Reisman on how CBS Standards & Practices influenced or shaped the content of Playhouse 90
01:46
Del Reisman on Newton N. Minow's "vast wasteland" speech
01:24
Del Reisman on Robert Stack as "Elliott Ness" on The Untouchables, and on the violence of the show
04:27
Del Reisman on his association with the Writers Guild of America West
02:43
Del Reisman on his involvement with Writers Guild of America West
07:25
Del Reisman on the Writers Guild strike of 1988
05:08
Del Reisman on the Writers Guild getting restitution for formerly blacklisted writers
03:56
Del Reisman on advice to aspiring writers
03:53

War

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Del Reisman on his service during World War II, and on his education
10:23
Del Reisman on the impact World War II had on Rod Serling's writing, and on Serling's celebrity, brought about by The Twilight Zone
01:11

World War II

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Del Reisman on his service during World War II, and on his education
10:23
Del Reisman on the impact World War II had on Rod Serling's writing, and on Serling's celebrity, brought about by The Twilight Zone
01:11
Professions

Producers

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Del Reisman on the experience of producing The Untouchables, and on working with Robert Stack as "Elliott Ness"
02:36

Writers

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Del Reisman on finding material as story editor for Playhouse 90, and on the duties of the story editor
03:05
Del Reisman on the craft of writing episodic television
01:41
Del Reisman on the process of editing scripts
01:34
Del Reisman on advice to aspiring writers
03:53
Del Reisman on how he would like to be remembered
00:37
Genres

Classic Anthology Series

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Del Reisman on being the story editor for NBC Matinee Theater
28:25
Del Reisman on working on NBC Matinee Theater
10:14
Del Reisman on story editing Playhouse 90
28:51
Del Reisman on story editing for Playhouse 90
28:32
Del Reisman on Playhouse 90
25:05
Del Reisman on how he came to be involved as a producer with Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone
02:13
Del Reisman on associate producing The Twilight Zone
28:45
Del Reisman on working on The Twilight Zone
07:27

Cop/Detective/Mystery Series

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Del Reisman on producing The Untouchables
17:55
Del Reisman on Robert Stack as "Elliott Ness" on The Untouchables, and on the violence of the show
04:27
Del Reisman on working on The Lieutenant, and on producer Gene Roddenberry
07:44
Del Reisman on doing freelance writing in the 1970s for shows like The Streets of San Francisco, Cannon, Banacek, Little House on the Prairie, Lou Grant, and Cagney & Lacey
13:18

Daytime/Primetime Serials

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Del Reisman on being associate producer on Peyton Place
11:50
Del Reisman on writing the network presentation for the daytime version of Peyton Place, and on the show bible
01:49

Drama Series

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Del Reisman on working on Bracken's World
02:55
Del Reisman on working with Anthony Quinn on the series The Man in the City
05:40
Del Reisman on doing freelance writing in the 1970s for shows like The Streets of San Francisco, Cannon, Banacek, Little House on the Prairie, Lou Grant, and Cagney & Lacey
13:18

Western Series

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Del Reisman on Hotel De Paree
00:53
Del Reisman on working on Rawhide during its last years
05:00
People

Robert Alan Aurthur

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Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 writer Robert Allan Arthur
00:59

Charles Beaumont

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Del Reisman on The Twilight Zone writer Charles Beaumont
01:48

Sarah Churchill

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Del Reisman on the various actors who appeared on NBC Matinee Theater over the years, including Wendy Hiller and Sarah Churchill
07:09

Mia Farrow

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Del Reisman on the storylines and cast of Peyton Place, including Mia Farrow
02:36

John Frankenheimer

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Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 director John Frankenheimer
05:20

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Del Reisman on The Twilight Zone writer Earl Hamner, Jr.
00:24

George Clayton Johnson

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Del Reisman on The Twilight Zone writer George Clayton Johnson
01:00

Martin Manulis

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Del Reisman on interviewing with Martin Manulis to be story editor for Playhouse 90
04:15
Del Reisman on working with Martin Manulis personally and professionally on Playhouse 90
03:05

Richard Matheson

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Del Reisman on The Twilight Zone writer Richard Matheson
00:48

Albert McCleery

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Del Reisman on working with Albert McCleery on NBC Matinee Theatre
04:39
Del Reisman on working with NBC Matinee Theater producer Albert McCleery
07:11

Steve McQueen

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Del Reisman on Steve McQueen appearing on NBC Matinee Theater
02:06

Burgess Meredith

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Del Reisman on shooting The Twilight Zone on the MGM backlot, and on the episode "Time Enough at Last," starring Burgess Meredith
01:41

Newton N. Minow

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Del Reisman on Newton N. Minow's "vast wasteland" speech
01:23

Paul Monash

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Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 writers Tad Mosel and Paul Monash
03:18
Del Reisman on being associate producer on Peyton Place for executive producer Paul Monash
04:28

Tad Mosel

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Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 writers Tad Mosel and Paul Monash
03:18

Patricia Neal

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Del Reisman on the guest-stars of The Untouchables, including Barbara Stanwyck and Patricia Neal
03:38

Gene Roddenberry

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Del Reisman on working on The Lieutenant, and on producer Gene Roddenberry
07:44

Franklin J. Schaffner

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Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 director Franklin J. Schaffner
02:47

Rod Serling

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Del Reisman on working with Rod Serling on Playhouse 90, and how censorship there led to his creation of The Twilight Zone
03:07
Del Reisman on how he came to be involved as a producer with Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone
02:13
Del Reisman on working with Rod Sterling on The Twilight Zone
02:08
Del Reisman on working with Rod Serling on the episodes of The Twilight Zone that Serling wrote
02:43
Del Reisman on Rod Serling's on-camera introductions for The Twilight Zone
01:29
Del Reisman on the recurring themes in Rod Serling's writing on The Twilight Zone and other shows
01:36
Del Reisman on the impact World War II had on Rod Serling's writing, and on Serling's celebrity
02:09

David Shaw

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Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 writer David Shaw
04:43

Robert Stack

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Del Reisman on the experience of producing The Untouchables, and on working with Robert Stack as "Elliott Ness"
02:36
Del Reisman on Robert Stack as Elliott Ness on The Untouchables, and on the violence of the show
04:27

Barbara Stanwyck

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Del Reisman on the guest-stars of The Untouchables, including Barbara Stanwyck and Patricia Neal
03:38

Billy Dee Williams

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Del Reisman on writing the feature film "The Take," starring Billy Dee Williams
01:34

Ethel Winant

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Del Reisman on Playhouse 90 casting director Ethel Winant
01:11

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