Brandon Tartikoff


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Larry Auerbach

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Larry Auerbach on various players who made The Cosby Show happen

Donald Bellisario

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Donald Belisario on pitching Quantum Leap to Brandon Tartikoff

Steven Bochco

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Steven Bochco on working with Brandon Tartikoff during the development of L.A. Law
Steven Bochco on Brandon Tartikoff's role in greenlighting L.A. Law

Bernie Brillstein

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Bernie Brillstein on Brandon Tartikoff wanting to cancel Saturday Night Live

Allan Burns

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Allan Burns on the creation of MTM's Eisenhower & Lutz and wanting Scott Bakula for the lead

James Burrows

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James Burrows on NBC Executives agreeing with his casting choices for Cheers

Stephen J. Cannell

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Stephen J. Cannell on the genesis of The A-Team
Stephen J. Cannell on the genesis of The A-Team

Glenn Gordon Caron

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Glenn Gordon Caron on Warren Littlefield liking his scripts and meeting with NBC executives

Marcy Carsey

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Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on working with Brandon Tartikoff at NBC and selling The Cosby Show

Les Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on getting a deal at NBC with Brandon Tartikoff to do their own series, Cheers

Glen Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on getting a deal at NBC with Brandon Tartikoff to do their own series, Cheers

William Clotworthy

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William Clotworthy on Brandon Tartikoff bringing Dick Ebersol in to run Saturday Night Live
William Clotworthy on he, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Brandon Tartikoff having the same birthday - January 13th

Ken Corday

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Ken Corday on Brandon Tartikoff's thoughts on serialized prime time shows

Michael Dann

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Michael Dann on Brandon Tartikoff

Tony Danza

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Tony Danza on ABC's cancellation of Taxi  and its revival on NBC by Brandon Tartikoff

Dick Ebersol

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Dick Ebersol on telling Brandon Tartikoff he wanted to change up the cast of Saturday Night Live
Dick Ebersol on Brandon Tartikoff beliving SNL can continue only if Ebersol or Lorne Michaels returns to the show
Dick Ebersol on hiring Brandon Tartikoff
Dick Ebersol on his dear friend, Brandon Tartikoff
Dick Ebersol on Brandon Tartikoff's role in Ebersol's return to Saturday Night Live
Dick Ebersol on Brandon Tartikoff asking him to run NBC's Sports division

Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox on how Brandon Tartikoff, executive at NBC, didn't like him for Family Ties
Michael J. Fox on how Brandon Tartikoff had wanted to fire him -- he didn't see him as a lunchbox icon
On being honored to be part of NBC during its 1980's pinnacle with Grant Tinker and Brandon Tartikoff

Chuck Fries

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Chuck Fries on Brandon Tartikoff

James Garner

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James Garner on various people with whom he's worked in his career - Brandon Tartikoff

Marla Gibbs

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Marla Gibbs on how 227 came about with competing interest from Brandon Tartikoff and Norman Lear

Gary David Goldberg

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Gary David Goldberg on NBC's Brandon Tartikoff originally not supporting casting Michael J. Fox on Family Ties, but being a huge supporter of the show

Winifred Hervey

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Winifred Hervey on the cancellation of Baby Boom

David E. Kelley

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David E. Kelley on Brandon Tartikoff's support of Kelley running L.A. Law

Warren Littlefield

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Warren Littlefield on how he first came to work for NBC
Warren Littlefield on Hill Street Blues starting out as "an hour long Barney Miller"
Warren Littlefield on The Cosby Show
Warren Littlefield on Cheers becoming a hit series
Warren Littlefield on Grant Tinker's exit from NBC and Bob Wright's philosophy for NBC
Warren Littlefield on his professional relationship with Brandon Tartikoff

Chuck Lorre

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Chuck Lorre on writing for My Two Dads, originally called Who's Dad? and pitching to Brandon Tartikoff

Kent McCray

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Kent McCray on Michael Landon's relationship with NBC and Brandon Tartikoff

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on Brandon Tartikoff

Alan Perris

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Alan Perris on working as head of the Post-Newsweek Stations

Maury Povich

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Maury Povich on Paramount's Brandon Tartikoff's advice to him for The Maury Povich Show

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on Brandon Tartikoff

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on working with NBC Executive Brandon Tartikoff

Pat Sajak

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Pat Sajak on telling Brandon Tartikoff he didn't want to appear on The A-Team

George Shapiro

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George Shapiro on telling Brandon Tartikoff that Jerry Seinfled should have his own series

Fred Silverman

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Fred Silverman on the early career of Brandon Tartikoff whom Silverman later appointed President of NBC Entertainment

Aaron Spelling

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Aaron Spelling on Brandon Tartikoff of NBC wanting to speak with him 

Brandon Stoddard

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Brandon Stoddard on his stint as President of ABC Entertainment 

Grant Tinker

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Grant Tinker on NBC executive and friend, Brandon Tartikoff

Dean Valentine

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Dean Valentine on his personal and professional assessment of Brandon Tartikoff at NBC

Tom Werner

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Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on working with Brandon Tartikoff at NBC and selling The Cosby Show

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