Grant Tinker


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Edward Asner

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Ed Asner on the pilot of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Ed Asner on people he's worked with in his career - Grant Tinker

Steven Bochco

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Steven Bochco on Grant Tinker's management style at MTM Enterprises
Steven Bochco on how MTM Enterprises changed after Grant TInker moved to NBC
Steven Bochco on NBC head Grant Tinker's role in the development of L.A. Law

Bernie Brillstein

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Bernie Brillstein on Grant Tinker and MTM

James L. Brooks

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James L. Brooks on meeting Grant Tinker
James L. Brooks on Grant Tinker pairing him with Allan Burns to develop The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Show co-creator/writer James L. Brooks on Grant Tinker supporting taping of an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show that the network was against
Show co-creator/writer James L. Brooks on boss Grant Tinker - "the father you dreamed of"
James L. Brooks on difficulties with the "Support Your Local Mother" episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
James L. Brooks on Grant Tinker's generosity in the development of Taxi
James L. Brooks on telling Grant Tinker that Taxi was cancelled by ABC, and Tinker offering him a slot on NBC
James L. Brooks on trying to get Terms of Endearment made

Allan Burns

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Allan Burns on meeting Grant Tinker and the seed idea for The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Allan Burns on Grant Tinker helping to cast Ed Asner as "Lou Grant" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Allan Burns on Grant Tinker's support of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Allan Burns on defending Lou Grant to CBS, with Grant Tinker
Allan Burns on the talent Grant Tinker helped foster at MTM

James Burrows

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James Burrows on geting to know Mary Tyler Moore and Grant Tinker while working on Holly Golightly  
James Burrows on getting his job on The Mary Tyler Moore Show  
James Burrows on his first time directing The Mary Tyler Moore Show
James Burrows on NBC Executives agreeing with his casting choices for Cheers

Robert Butler

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Robert Butler on becoming involved in directing Hill Street Blues
Robert Butler on network reaction to the gritty style of Hill Street Blues and Grant Tinker protecting the show

Diahann Carroll

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Diahann Carroll on performing in the feature film Carmen Jones

Les Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on Grant Tinker creating a wonderful atmosphere at MTM
Glen and Les Charles on Grant Tinker and how he supported his writers at MTM

Glen Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on Grant Tinker creating a wonderful atmosphere at MTM
Glen and Les Charles on Grant Tinker and how he supported his writers at MTM

Connie Chung

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Connie Chung on Grant Tinker encouraging her to join NBC's news division; on her move to NY

Bob Claver

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Bob Claver on working with Grant Tinker at MTM

William Daniels

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William Daniels on starring in Buck Henry's Captain Nice, and on his friendship with Grant Tinker

Michael Dann

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Michael Dann on Grant Tinker

Dick Ebersol

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Dick Ebersol on producing Saturday Night's Main Event

Norman Felton

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Norman Felton on working with Grant Tinker at MGM

Bob Finkel

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Bob Finkel on Grant Tinker

Michael J. Fox

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On being honored to be part of NBC during its 1980's pinnacle with Grant Tinker and Brandon Tartikoff

James Garner

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James Garner on various people with whom he's worked in his career - Grant Tinker

Gary David Goldberg

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Gary David Goldberg on arranging for Grant Tinker to write/produce for Lou Grant
Gary David Goldberg on advice from Grant Tinker that he followed on Family Ties
Gary David Goldberg on how Grant Tinker's protection of good shows would be a rarity today

Monty Hall

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Monty Hall on Johnny Carson potentially leaving The Tonight Show

Valerie Harper

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Valerie Harper on Grant Tinker

Asaad Kelada

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Asaad Kelada on the support he received from Dave Davis, Valerie Harper and Grant Tinker while working on the show, Rhoda

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on Grant Tinker and MTM Productions

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear on the talents of Grant Tinker

Warren Littlefield

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Warren Littlefield on Cheers becoming a hit series
Warren Littlefield on Grant Tinker's exit from NBC and Bob Wright's philosophy for NBC

Gavin MacLeod

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Gavin MacLeod on Grant Tinker

Will Mackenzie

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Will Mackenzie on learning to direct at MTM Productions and on working with Grant Tinker

Don Mischer

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Don Mischer on offers from Grant Tinker

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore on meeting and falling in love with Grant Tinker during her work on The Dick Van Dyke Show
Mary Tyler Moore on the formation of MTM
Mary Tyler Moore on Grant Tinker pairing James L. Brooks and Allan Burns to create The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Mary Tyler Moore on Grant Tinker's leadership of MTM Productions

Anne Nelson

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Anne Nelson on working with MTM productions, and Grant Tinker

Bob Newhart

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Bob Newhart on the creation of The Bob Newhart Show

Bernie Oseransky

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Bernie Oseransky on working with Grant Tinker while he was an executive at MTM and Tinker was at NBC

Timothy Van Patten

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Timothy Van Patten on The White Shadow writer/producer/director Bruce Paltrow's way with writers

Bill Persky

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Bill Persky on Grant Tinker

Regis Philbin

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Regis Philbin on Grant Tinker offering him an NBC network morning show (The Regis Philbin Show )

Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner on Grant Tinker's enjoyment of The Dick Van Dyke Show and Tinker's relationship with Mary Tyler Moore

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on working with Grant Tinker

Ted Rich

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Ted Rich on working for Mary Tyler Moore and Grant Tinker at MTM Productions
Ted Rich on Grant Tinker leaving MTM Productions

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on working with Grant Tinker at Benton & Bowles advertising agency
Lee Rich on how Grant Tinker thought he was crazy for starting Lorimar
Lee Rich on Grant Tinker

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on working with NBC Executive Grant Tinker

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on his admiration for Grant Tinker as an executive
Jay Sandrich on working with Grant Tinker and his respect for him as an executive manager
Jay Sandrich on calling Grant Tinker, head of NBC, to replace the cameras on The Cosby Show

Thomas W. Sarnoff

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Thomas W. Sarnoff on fellow NBC executive Grant Tinker

Herbert S. Schlosser

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Herbert S. Schlosser on meeting Grant Tinker, and on moving from syndication to network to NBC
Herbert S. Schlosser on Robert E. Kinter and Grant Tinker, and on becoming west coast vice president of programming

Treva Silverman

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Treva Silverman on working with Grant Tinker on The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Abby Singer

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Abby Singer on making the transition from Universal to MTM

Herbert F. Solow

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Herbert F. Solow on how Tinker helped him move into the role of West Coast head of Daytime television for NBC

Daniel J. Travanti

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Daniel J. Travanti on meeting Steven Bochco and Grant Tinker when he read for Hill Street Blues

John Walsh

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John Walsh on meeting Grant Tinker and his response to the proposed end credits of Adam - a roll call of missing children and a hotline people can call

Lou Weiss

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Lou Weiss on Grant Tinker

Hugh Wilson

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Hugh Wilson on going to work for Armstrong and how he started in television at MTM Productions with Grant Tinker
Hugh Wilson on pitching WKRP in Cincinnati  to CBS with Grant Tinker

Ethel Winant

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Ethel Winant on Grant Tinker and Leonard Goldenson

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