James L. Brooks


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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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 - James L. Brooks

Hank Azaria

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Hank Azaria on working with James L. Brooks on The Simpsons

Reza Badiyi

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Reza Badiyi on the title sequence of The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Allan Burns

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Allan Burns on meeting James L. Brooks
Allan Burns on getting involved with Room 222 with producer Gene Reynolds and writer James L. Brooks
Allan Burns on working with James L. Brooks on Room 222
Allan Burns on meeting Grant Tinker and the seed idea for The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Allan Burns on changing the concept of "Mary Richards" being divorced on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Allan Burns on how he and James L. Brooks worked together on The Mary Tyler Moore Show

James Burrows

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James Burrows on getting hired to direct Taxi
James Burrows on loving the script for Taxi
James Burrows on the writers of Taxi

Glenn Gordon Caron

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Glenn Gordon Caron on James L. Brooks and how he rewrote people on his shows, including Taxi

Nancy Cartwright

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Nancy Cartwright on Sam Simon and James L. Brooks' involvement with The Simpsons
Nancy Cartwright on Sam Simon and James L. Brooks not allowing the network to interfere with scripts

Les Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on working with James L. Brooks on Taxi
Glen and Les Charles on the energy James L. Brooks brought to the writing room of Taxi
Glen and Les Charles on the co-creators of Taxi

Glen Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on working with James L. Brooks on Taxi
Glen and Les Charles on the energy James L. Brooks brought to the writing room of Taxi
Glen and Les Charles on the co-creators of Taxi

Richard Frank

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Richard Frank on overseeing production of Taxi

Leonard Goldberg

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Leonard Goldberg on the development of The Tracey Ullman Show
Leonard Goldberg on the genesis of The Simpsons and the role James L. Brooks played in getting it made
Leonard Goldberg on the film "Broadcast News"
Leonard Goldberg on the film "Big"

Valerie Harper

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Valerie Harper on auditioning for the role of "Rhoda Morgenstern" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Valerie Harper on James L. Brooks not wanting to use Yiddish in The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Valerie Harper on interacting with the writers on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Valerie Harper on James L. Brooks hiring writer Treva Silverman

Marilu Henner

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Marilu Henner on having input on "Elaine's" stories on Taxi and working with the producers including James L. Brooks and Ed. Weinberger

Al Jean

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Al Jean on working with Matt Groening, James L. Brooks and Sam Simon on The Simpsons

Barry Kemp

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Barry Kemp on working with James L. Brooks, Ed. Weinberger, David Davis and Stan Daniels on Taxi

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on James L. Brooks

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore on James L. Brooks and Allan Burns creating The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on James L. Brooks' and Allan Burns' contributions to Lou Grant

Phil Rosenthal

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Phil Rosenthal on appearing as an actor in the movie Spanglish

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on working with writers James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, and others on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Jay Sandrich on a favorite episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show that presented a difficult writing challenge and how James L. Brooks resolved it

George Shapiro

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George Shapiro on how Andy Kaufman got the role on Taxi

Treva Silverman

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Treva Silverman on writing for Room 222 for producer James L. Brooks
Treva Silverman on meeting James L. Brooks
Treva Silverman on how she came to write for The Mary Tyler Moore Show for James L. Brooks
Treva Silverman on working with James L. Brooks on The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Fred Silverman

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Fred Silverman on the creative team of James L. Brooks and Allan Burns, creators of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and their contributions to comedy and CBS

Yeardley Smith

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Yeardley Smith on James L. Brooks having demanded that Fox not give The Simpsons any studio/network notes when the show first premiered (which has continued throughout its run)
Yeardley Smith on getting fired from "Say Anything," which was produced by James L. Brooks

Marlo Thomas

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Marlo Thomas on James L. Brooks writing an episode of That Girl

Grant Tinker

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Grant Tinker on the development of The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Cindy Williams

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Cindy Williams on her first television appearance on Room 222  and working with director James L. Brooks

Hugh Wilson

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Hugh Wilson on career mentors Jay Tarses, Allan Burns, and James L. Brooks

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