Drama


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Interviewees discuss classic episodes of television dramas.

Highlights
Larry Hagman on the infamous "Who shot J.R.?" storyline of Dallas
07:10
Neil Travis on editing Kunte Kinte's capture in part one of Roots
02:22
Dorothy Fontana on Star Trek's creation of aliens using "the Horta" from "The Devil in the Dark" episode as an example
01:52
Edie Falco on the finale of The Sopranos
05:21
Sharon Gless on the controversial Cagney & Lacey episode "The City is Burning" and her character's sometimes offensive attitudes
01:55
Jon Hamm on going to dark places while playing "Don Draper" on Mad Men and how "Don's" journey ends in the final episode (the Coca-Cola commercial)
05:48
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Chris Albrecht

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Chris Albrecht on the ending of The Sopranos
02:43

Edie Falco

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Edie Falco on the finale of The Sopranos
05:21

Tom Fontana

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Tom Fontana on his favorite St. Elsewhere episodes and the finale of the show
05:50
Tom Fontana on the Homicide: Life on the Street episode "The Subway"
01:46

Dorothy Fontana

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Dorothy Fontana on Star Trek's creation of aliens using "the Horta" from "The Devil in the Dark" episode as an example
01:52

Lesli Linka Glatter

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Lesli Linka Glatter on directing the classic Mad Men episode "Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency"
02:49

Sharon Gless

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Sharon Gless on presenting alcoholism in the two-part "Turn Turn Turn" episode on Cagney & Lacey, and winning an Emmy for it
01:47
Sharon Gless on the controversial Cagney & Lacey episode "The City is Burning" and her character's sometimes offensive attitudes
01:55
Sharon Gless and Cagney & Lacey executive producer Barney Rosenzweig on developing the theme of alcoholism for "Christine Cagney" and her father on the show
05:36

Larry Hagman

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Larry Hagman on the infamous "Who shot J.R.?" storyline of Dallas
07:10

Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm on going to dark places while playing "Don Draper" on Mad Men and how "Don's" journey ends in the final episode (the Coca-Cola commercial)
05:48

Jeffrey Hayden

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Jeffrey Hayden on Quincy's plots, including the episode "Seldom Silent, Never Heard," that influenced the passing of the Orphan Drug Act (ODA)
04:20

William H. Macy

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William H. Macy on the live episode of ER
02:17

Richard Matheson

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Richard Matheson on writing for The Lawman, including the suspenseful "Thirty Minutes"
02:52
Richard Matheson on The Twilight Zone episodes "Nick of Time" and "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," both of which starred William Shatner
02:02
Richard Matheson on the Twilight Zone episode "Little Girl Lost" and how real life inspired the story
01:06
Richard Matheson on his surprise that The Twilight Zone episode "The Invaders" has become a classic
00:56

Leonard Nimoy

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Leonard Nimoy on his creation of "Mr. Spock's" Vulcan salute and its use in the episode "Amok Time"
01:51
Leonard Nimoy on the Star Trek episode "The Devil in the Dark," and "Spock's" mind meld ability
02:11

Timothy Van Patten

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Timothy Van Patten on his "story by" credit for the "Pine Barrens" episode of The Sopranos
03:53

Cliff Robertson

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Cliff Robertson on the classic Twilight Zone episode "The Dummy" (SPOILERS!)
01:07

Barney Rosenzweig

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Sharon Gless and Barney Rosenzweig on developing the theme of alcoholism for "Christine Cagney" and her father on Cagney and Lacey
05:36

Maxine Stuart

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Maxine Stuart on [SPOILER ALERT!] The Twilight Zone: "Eye of the Beholder" and the irony in the show's casting, considering the show's message about conformity
03:19

Neil Travis

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Neil Travis on editing Kunte Kinte's capture in part one of Roots
02:22

Terence Winter

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Terence Winter on the series finale of The Sopranos
03:27

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