In her three-and-a-half hour interview, Ethel Winant (1922-2003) discusses her background in theater and how she got her start in television as a volunteer for Studio One, produced by Worthington Minor. Winant talks about her shift into casting and her job with David Susskind's Talent Associates. She speaks about her experience as one of the first, high-ranking female executives in television, working for CBS and NBC. Winant's fondest memories in television focus on her work as a casting director for Playhouse 90, and the talented people she worked with: John Houseman, John Frankenheimer, Martin Manulis, Fred Coe, and Hubbell Robinson. Additionally she talks about casting ensemble shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Sunny Parich conducted the interview in Beverly Hills, CA on August 7, 1996.