Television, in all of its forms and genres, has always depended on the cooperation of innumerable individuals. That collaboration includes everyone from the show creator who provides the concept, to the network executive who greenlights it, to the writers, casting professionals, prop masters, set designers, camera operators and the many others who bring that vision to the screen.

Browse the many professions that our interviewees have worked in and discussed, below.

“I just wanted to be my genuine self and that’s actually been my mantra through my career. I think people appreciate authenticity. I know I can smell a phony a mile away. I can sense a phony even on the television. And so I thought I just had to be true to myself and be who I was.”

Katie Couric, Journalist