Robert D. Wood


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Edward Asner

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Ed Asner on people he's worked with in his career - Robert D. Wood

James L. Brooks

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

Vince Calandra

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Vince Calandra on the cancellation of The Ed Sullivan Show

Roy Clark

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Roy Clark on the original, CBS version of Hee Haw being canceled in Robert D. Wood's CBS "rural purge" in 1971

Louis Dorfsman

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Louis Dorfsman on being Art Director for CBS' ad campaign to save The Waltons with then CBS President Robert Wood

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on M*A*S*H as CBS' crown jewel

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on Robert D. Wood, CBS's purge of rural programming in the early 1970s, and dealing with the line of succession of CBS Presidents

Bob Markell

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Bob Markell on working with Robert D. Wood

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore on CBS executive Robert D. Wood championing The Mary Tyler Moore Show

John Rich

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John Rich on CBS President Robert D. Wood

Fred Silverman

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Fred Silverman on CBS-TV President Robert D. Wood
Fred Silverman on CBS-TV President Robert D. Wood, and Wood's struggle with William Paley to get All in the Family on the air

Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton on CBS President Robert D. Wood

William Tankersley

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

Grant Tinker

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Grant Tinker on CBS Executive Robert D. Wood canceling the rural comedies on CBS to take on what would become historically important shows
Grant Tinker on executives he worked with while he was at MTM

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