What's Happening!!


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Thomas Carter

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Thomas Carter on appearing on What's Happening!

Bernie Orenstein

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Bernie Orenstein on creating What's Happening!! with Saul Turteltaub, which was based on the film "Cooley High"
Bernie Orenstein on casting What's Happening!!
Bernie Orenstein on Mabel King leaving What's Happening!!, and issues he and co-creator Saul Turteltaub had with her and other cast members on the show
Bernie Orenstein on the end of What's Happening!! and trouble with the writer of the screenplay of "Cooley High" (the movie upon which the show was based)

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on directing What's Happening!

Saul Turteltaub

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Saul Turteltaub on creating What's Happening!! with partner Bernie Orenstein and Bud Yorkin
Saul Turteltaub on casting Fred Berry as "Rerun" on What's Happening!!
Saul Turteltaub on Fred Berry missing a day of rehearsal for What's Happening!!
Saul Turteltaub on the cast of What's Happening!!: Haywood Nelson, Danielle Spencer, and Shirley Hemphill
Saul Turteltaub on how What's Happening!! was adjusted after Mabel King left the show

Bud Yorkin

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Bud Yorkin on controversy over What's Happening! and its cancellation 
Bud Yorkin on forming TOY Productions and creating What's Happening!Carter Country, and 13  Queens Boulevard 

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