Fred Silverman


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

02:26

Tabs

About
Interviews
Who talks about this person

Joseph Barbera

View Interview
Joseph Barbera on Fred Silverman
02:44

Ted Bergmann

View Interview
Ted Bergmann on Fred Silverman's interest in Three's Company
00:27
Ted Bergmann on developing Three's Company and ABC picking up the show
07:54

Steven Bochco

View Interview
Steven Bochco on Fred Silverman providing the genesis for Hill Street Blues [briefly]
05:47
Steven Bochco on NBC president Fred Silverman's prediction that Hill Street Blues would be a hit
01:01

Allan Burns

View Interview
Allan Burns on Fred Silverman's ideas to make CBS young and urban and loving The Mary Tyler Moore Show
02:28

LeVar Burton

View Interview
LeVar Burton on early screen tests and production meetings on Roots
02:57

Vince Calandra

View Interview
Vince Calandra on Alan Thicke and Fred Silverman not getting along
02:41

Gilbert Cates

View Interview
Gilbert Cates on teaching acting at Syracuse University, to student Fred Silverman 
00:24

Joan Ganz Cooney

View Interview
Joan Ganz Cooney on Fred Silverman helping to find an Executive Producer for The Children's Television Workshop
01:52

Michael Dann

View Interview
Michael Dann on Fred Silverman's scheduling advice to promote Born Free as a children's show
01:30
Michael Dann on Fred Silverman
01:51

Dick Van Dyke

View Interview
Dick Van Dyke on working with executive Fred Silverman on Diagnosis Murder

Dick Ebersol

View Interview
Dick Ebersol on troubles between Fred Silverman and Lorne Michaels, and Michaels leaving the show
09:29
Dick Ebersol on Fred Silverman leaving ABC for NBC and ultimately firing Ebersol
08:04

Michael Eisner

View Interview
Michael Eisner on first meeting Fred Silverman at CBS who tried to explain to him Hollywood Squares by just playing him the audio; he would later compete with him after going to ABC

Tom Freston

View Interview
Tom Freston on hiring Fred Silverman to be part of what would become Comedy Central
01:32

Chuck Fries

View Interview
Chuck Fries on Fred Silverman
02:42

Larry Gelbart

View Interview
Larry Gelbart on working with then-NBC executive Fred Silverman, who commissioned the comedy series United States
03:03

Leonard Goldberg

View Interview
Leonard Goldberg on his and Aaron Spelling's relationship with ABC during the production of Charlie's Angels
01:52

Gary David Goldberg

View Interview
Gary David Goldberg on becoming story editor on MTM's The Tony Randall Show
02:32

Leonard H. Goldenson

View Interview
Leonard Goldenson on the decision to air Roots on consecutive nights
01:22

Julian Goodman

View Interview
Julian Goodman on Fred Silverman
01:02

Robert Guillaume

View Interview
Robert Guillaume on Fred Silverman
00:20

Monty Hall

View Interview
Monty Hall on re-negotiating his contract for Let's Make a Deal
00:40

Valerie Harper

View Interview
Valerie Harper on Fred Silverman wanting her to spin-off to Rhoda
00:55

Jack Klugman

View Interview
Jack Klugman on Fred Silverman trying to find projects for him
02:13

Harvey Korman

View Interview
Harvey Korman on The Harvey Korman Show
01:37

Sid Krofft

View Interview
Sid and Marty Krofft on the premise of Pink Lady
05:01

Marty Krofft

View Interview
Sid and Marty Krofft on the premise of Pink Lady
05:01

Perry Lafferty

View Interview
Perry Lafferty on Fred Silverman
01:42

Glen A. Larson

View Interview
Glen A. Larson on working with CBS executive Fred Silverman
03:23

Art Linkletter

View Interview
Art Linkletter on the cancellation of Art Linkletter's House Party by programmer Fred Silverman, and on his friendship with William S. Paley
02:47

Warren Littlefield

View Interview
Warren Littlefield on how he first came to work for NBC
02:09

Loring Mandel

View Interview
Loring Mandel on writing for Love of Life at the behest of Fred Silverman
02:11

Bob Markell

View Interview
Bob Markell on working with Fred Silverman at CBS
09:57
Bob Markell on working with Fred Silverman
00:20

Garry Marshall

View Interview
Garry Marshall on network executive Fred Silverman suggesting a show which became Me and the Chimp
01:17
Garry Marshall on ABC executive Fred Silverman's buying Laverne & Shirley
02:30
Garry Marshall on ABC executive Fred Silverman's use of crossovers and lead-ins
00:27

Peter Marshall

View Interview
Peter Marshall on the history of Hollywood Squares before he became host
03:54

Leslie Moonves

View Interview
Leslie Moonves on his role as CBS network president
03:04

Carroll O'Connor

View Interview
Carroll O'Connor on CBS network programmer and later In the Heat of the Night producer Fred Silverman
01:08
Carroll O'Connor on producer Fred Silverman meeting with about the series In the Heat of the Night, an idea of MGM executive Lynn Loring
01:23

Dick Van Patten

View Interview
Dick Van Patten on how Fred Silverman chose him for his role on the TV show Eight is Enough
03:10

Frederick S. Pierce

View Interview
Frederick S. Pierce on bringing in Fred Silverman to run ABC programming
04:09
Frederick S. Pierce on his working relationship with Fred Silverman
03:17
Frederick S. Pierce on Fred Silverman's departure from ABC
03:25

John Rich

View Interview
John Rich on trading wit with Fred Silverman
01:22
Director John Rich on Fred Silverman
01:03

Lee Rich

View Interview
Lee Rich on Fred Silverman wanting him to cast a big name for The Homecoming: A Christmas Story - the movie that inspired the series The Waltons
03:35
Lee Rich on Fred Silverman's plan for airing Roots
00:42
Lee Rich onFred Silverman
00:20

Jay Sandrich

View Interview
Jay Sandrich on how Fred Silverman enabled him to take the necessary measures to assemble the right cast on Soap
00:42
Jay Sandrich on network interference and how Fred Silverman was a rare TV executive who knew how to leave creative people alone to do their job
02:21

Herbert S. Schlosser

View Interview
Herbert S. Schlosser on Fred Silverman's tenure at NBC
07:03

Esther Shapiro

View Interview
Esther Shapiro on working with Fred Silverman and Anthony D. Thomopoulos at ABC
01:18

Aaron Spelling

View Interview
Aaron Spelling on getting Charlie's Angels on the air
02:06

Ben Starr

View Interview
Ben Starr on Fred Silverman not liking the original pilot script for Diff'rent Strokes, but liking Gary Coleman
00:15

Bob Stewart

View Interview
Bob Stewart on the genesis of the short-lived primetime game show The Face is Familiar
02:53
Bob Stewart on the genesis of The $10,000 Pyramid
07:07

Marlo Thomas

View Interview
Marlo Thomas on the TV movie remake of It's a Wonderful LifeIt Happened One Christmas
02:55

Tony Thomas

View Interview
Tony Thomas on Soap's cancellation in 1981
01:26

Grant Tinker

View Interview
Grant Tinker on CBS Executive Fred Silverman
02:16
Grant Tinker on CBS executive Fred Silverman
05:15
Grant Tinker on NBC executives Brandon Tartikoff and Fred Silverman
00:13

Daniel J. Travanti

View Interview
Daniel J. Travanti on waiting to hear if he was cast after his audition for Hill Street Blues, and on being approved by Fred Silverman to be cast
06:45

Tom Werner

View Interview
Tom Werner on helping to get Three's Company made
01:43
Tom Werner on working with Fred Silverman and other talented ABC Executives
04:11

Ruth Westheimer

View Interview
Dr. Ruth Westheimer on starring in the 1990 unsold comedy pilot Dr. Ruth's House 
01:59

Ethel Winant

View Interview
Ethel Winant on Fred Silverman and Rod Serling
00:42

All People

A
B
C
D
F
G
H
K
L
M
P
R
S
W