Michael Dann


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Bernie Brillstein

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Manager Bernie Brillstein on selling Hee-Haw

James L. Brooks

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James L. Brooks on dealing with CBS executives during the development of The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Carol Burnett

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Carol Burnett on the genesis of The Carol Burnett Show

Allan Burns

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Allan Burns on running the story idea of "Mary Richards" being divorced on The Mary Tyler Moore Show by CBS (response - American audiences won't tolerate 4 things on TV: people from New York, divorce, Jews, and mustaches)
Allan Burns on CBS executives not loving The Mary Tyler Moore Show and disagreements within the network

Joan Ganz Cooney

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Joan Ganz Cooney on Mike Dann leaving CBS to become an executive at The Children's Television Workshop
Joan Ganz Cooney on Mike Dann helping to find an Executive Producer for The Children's Television Workshop
Joan Ganz Cooney on Mike Dann's involvement with The Children's Television Workshop
Joan Ganz Cooney on Mike Dann's early assistance with The Children's Television Workshop

Richard Dawson

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Richard Dawson on Michael Dann wanting Dawson to change his character's accent on Hogan's Heroes

Bob Finkel

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Bob Finkel on Michael Dann

William Froug

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William Froug on being offered the job of Vice President of Programming at CBS, Jim Aubrey getting fired, and Mike Dann coming in

Leonard Goldberg

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Leonard Goldberg on Mike Dann wanting to hire him at CBS

Paul Henning

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Paul Henning on his thoughts on people with whom he's worked - Michael Dann

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on CBS programmer Michael Dann being his mentor

Bob Markell

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Bob Markell on working with Michael Dann

Lloyd Morrisett

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Lloyd Morrisett on Michael Dann's interest in Sesame Street and suggesting producers for the show

Thomas Murphy

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Thomas Murphy on Mike Dann

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on Michael Dann

William Self

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William Self on CBS head of programming Michael Dann, and other executives

Fred Silverman

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Fred Silverman on Mike Dann's career at NBC and CBS, on his influence over the move from single program sponsorship to selling parts of programs on a participating basis, and on his role in Silverman's career

Dick Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on their dealings with CBS, their firing, and their thoughts about the larger political issues which may have contributed to the demise of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Tom and Dick Smothers on the variety show genre and  working with CBS executives on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Tom Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on their dealings with CBS, their firing, and their thoughts about the larger political issues which may have contributed to the demise of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Tom and Dick Smothers on the variety show genre and  working with CBS executives on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices' work with Norman Lear on All In The Family, (contd.)

Grant Tinker

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Grant Tinker on paying tribute to Mort Werner
Grant Tinker on Mike Dann's reaction to The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Grant Tinker on CBS executive Mike Dann

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