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ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist and medical doctor Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Television, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room (ER) of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show ran for 15 seasons with a total of 331 episodes, becoming the longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history. It won 23 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations, which makes it the most nominated drama program in history. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series.

Highlights
Leslie Moonves on the process of audience testing for ER
Warren Littlefield on the development of ER
Paris Barclay on directing a pivotal episode of ER
Piper Laurie on guest-starring on ER
Who talked about this show

Paris Barclay

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Paris Barclay on directing a pivotal episode of ER
Paris Barclay on directing several episodes of ER

Bonnie Bartlett

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Bonnie Bartlett on guest-starring on ER

Hector Elizondo

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Hector Elizondo on Chicago Hope competing with ER and the popularity of the show

Sally Field

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Sally Field on her Emmy-winning guest performance on ER

Marla Gibbs

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Marla Gibbs on then-current projects, including guest-starring on ER and the daytime drama Passions

Lesli Linka Glatter

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Lesli Linka Glatter on how she came to direct ER, and on working with John Wells
Lesli Linka Glatter on how the ensemble cast of ER worked together, including George Clooney
Lesli Linka Glatter on the ways in which shooting an episode of ER was a unique experience, and on mishaps while shooting
Lesli Linka Glatter on the process of preparing to shoot an ER episode
Lesli Linka Glatter on directing the guest stars of ER
Lesli Linka Glatter on being involved in post-production of the ER episodes she directed
Lesli Linka Glatter on returning to direct ER in its final season
Lesli Linka Glatter on the legacy of ER

Walon Green

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Walon Green on being hired by John Wells as co-executive producer on ER
Walon Green on learning medical jargon for ER
Walon Green on the live episode of ER, "Ambush," and on George Clooney getting nervous as the airdate drew near
Walon Green on favorite ER episodes and storylines of during his stint on the show

Kathryn Joosten

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Kathryn Joosten on her first big break in acting - on E.R.

Elodie Keene

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Elodie Keene on choosing ER as her next directing project
Elodie Keene on attempting to impose what she'd learned on St. Elsewhere on to directing ER, and on dealing with the sets

Piper Laurie

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Piper Laurie on guest-starring on ER

Warren Littlefield

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Warren Littlefield on the development of ER

William H. Macy

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William H. Macy on playing "Dr. David Morgenstern" on ER
William H. Macy on the length of and medical details in ER scripts
William H. Macy on his ER character, "Dr. David Morgenstern"
William H. Macy on the live episode of ER
William H. Macy on returning to ER in its final season
William H. Macy on his 1997 Emmy nomination for ER
William H. Macy on working with the ensemble cast of ER
William H. Macy on the legacy of ER

Leslie Moonves

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Leslie Moonves on the process of audience testing for ER
Leslie Moonves on the development of ER
Leslie Moonves on the casting and scheduling of ER
Leslie Moonves on "stealing" ER from NBC

Garrett Morris

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Garrett Morris on his dramatic work including appearances on ER and Hill Street Blues and Hunter

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on ER and Chicago Hope
Don Ohlmeyer on the slow start of ER
Executive Don Ohlmeyer on the costly negotiations to keep ER at NBC

Tom Poston

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Tom Poston on guest-starring on ER

Thomas Del Ruth

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Thomas Del Ruth on acting as director of photography for the pilot of ER and the use of the steadicam
Thomas Del Ruth on working with executive producer John Wells on the ER pilot
Thomas Del Ruth on acting as director of photography for ER episodes subsequent to the pilot

Thomas Schlamme

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Thomas Schlamme on directing "Ambush", a live episode of ER

Nina Tassler

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Nina Tassler on the development and casting of ER
Nina Tassler on ER and Chicago Hope going up against each other when both shows debuted

John Wells

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John Wells on how ER came about and Michael Crichton's original idea for the show
John Wells on the casting process for ER
John Wells on shooting the pilot for ER and the subsequent look and tone of the series
John Wells on the writing of ER and the use of real medical terminology in the scripts
John Wells on observing real life emergency rooms to write for ER
John Wells on network notes about ER
John Wells on coming up with new ideas over ER's fifteen-year run and the public getting medical information from the show
John Wells on issues the ER producers had with some advertisers
John Wells on the large number of cast changes on ER over fifteen seasons, including George Clooney leaving the show after five years
John Wells on the end of ER and writing the finale
John Wells on the legacy of ER

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on his affinity for ER as a viewer and an executive

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