In his five-hour interview, legendary television executive Grant Tinker (1926-2016) describes his first encounter with NBC, as one of the company's first interns back in 1949, and recounts his work as part of NBC radio. He comments on his move to advertising agencies McCann-Erickson and Benton & Bowles, where he served as an executive working with television programs. Tinker recalls his involvement with The Danny Thomas Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, among others, and discusses working with Sheldon Leonard. He talks of meeting Mary Tyler Moore, whom he would later marry, and outlines co-founding MTM Enterprises, a successful production company known for the critically acclaimed programs The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Lou Grant, The White Shadow, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere. He also discusses his return to and rise at NBC television, to the position of chairman and CEO, and shares a bit of trivia about the NBC chimes. Morrie Gelman conducted the interview on April 8, 1998 in Bel Air, CA.