In his four-hour interview, Joshua Brand talks about his early life and the first television shows he wrote for, including The White Shadow and Operation Petticoat. He describes creating St. Elsewhere with his writing partner, John Falsey, and leaving the show after the first year. He recounts working with Steven Spielberg on several episodes of Amazing Stories, and creating the acclaimed series A Year in the Life, starring Richard Kiley. He discusses creating and developing Northern Exposure, and several aspects of that show including its popularity, star Rob Morrow leaving the show, and David Chase eventually taking over the show when Brand left as show runner. Brand speaks of creating the acclaimed series I’ll Fly Away, and his then-most recent success, The Americans. He sums up by detailing his writing process, and his having won with John Falsey the Writers Guild’s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award. Jenni Matz conducted the interview in a joint venture with the Writers Guild Foundation on January 18, 2017 in New York, NY.