Health and Medicine


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Interviewees discuss health and medicine on television.

Highlights
Ellen Wheeler on working with All My Children  creator Agnes Nixon and public reaction to the AIDS storyline
02:29
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
Debbie Allen on how A Different World was the first network show on TV to broach the subject of AIDS
03:10
Maria Riva on appearing on a series of cerebral palsy telethons in the 1950s at the request of Yul Brynner (the airtime donated by ABC President Leonard Goldenson), and trying to dispel the stigma of the disease
01:26
Producer Paul Henning on ending cigarette ads on The Beverly Hillbillies
01:56
Walter Dishell on advising on how to perform surgery in M*A*S*H
02:34
Who talked about this topic

Dr. John Leverence

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Dr. John Leverence on the role television has played during the COVID-19 pandemic
02:59
Dr. John Leverence on how the COVID-19 pandemic might impact the television industry, moving forward
02:55

Debbie Allen

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Debbie Allen on how A Different World was the first network show on TV to broach the subject of AIDS
03:10

Army Archerd

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Army Archerd on breaking the story of Rock Hudson's AIDS
05:18

Paris Barclay

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Paris Barclay on directing a pivotal episode of ER in which a main character is revealed to have AIDS, and seeing the power of television's reach
04:43

Sharon Bialy

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Sharon Bialy on submissions for a show like Better Call Saul, and on how the casting process works -- and how casting was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
02:40
Sharon Bialy on casting a lot of theater actors during early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and on how the pandemic impacted casting protocols
03:47

Yvette Lee Bowser

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Yvette Lee Bowser on balancing serious subject matter within the context of a comedy on A Different World -- including the episode "If I Should Die Before I Wake"
03:31
Yvette Lee Bowser on running the first season of Run the World, which shot in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, and on the show getting a second season
06:10
Yvette Lee Bowser on how pandemic production operated on Unprisoned and on the Zoom writers' room on the show
04:19

Frances Buss Buch

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Frances Buss Buch on directing "Telecolor Clinics" for The American Cancer Society
07:43

Margaret Cho

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Margaret Cho on what the COVID-19 pandemic experience has been like for her, on the violence against Asian Americans during the pandemic, and on the many streaming services she's been watching
02:25
Margaret Cho on doing remote shows and connecting with fans during the COVID-19 pandemic
00:34
Margaret Cho on what production has been like during the COVID-19 pandemic
01:01
Margaret Cho on COVID protocols for TV production during the COVID-19 pandemic
03:14
Margaret Cho on shooting and traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic
00:56
Margaret Cho on what she's most looking forward to when the COVID-19 pandemic ends
00:53
Margaret Cho on COVID protocols for TV production during the COVID-19 pandemic
03:14

Ane Crabtree

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Ane Crabtree on where she was when the COVID-19 pandemic occurred and how it impacted production
09:55

Ramin Djawadi

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Ramin Djawadi on scoring The Eternals during the COVID-19 pandemic
02:32

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

Paul Henning

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Producer Paul Henning on ending cigarette ads on The Beverly Hillbillies
01:56

Daniel Lipman

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Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the research they did when writing the 1985 made-for-television movie An Early Frost, which depicted the AIDS crisis, by visiting AIDS patients at Santa Monica Hospital
03:03
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on how they approached the storyline where Swoosie Kurtz's character, "Alex Reed", had breast cancer on Sisters
03:14
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the depiction of people living with HIV/AIDS on Queer as Folk
07:39
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the research they did when writing the 1985 made-for-television movie An Early Frost, which depicted the AIDS crisis, by visiting AIDS patients at Santa Monica Hospital
03:03
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on how they approached the storyline where Swoosie Kurtz's character, "Alex Reed", had breast cancer on Sisters
03:14
Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman on the depiction of people living with HIV/AIDS on Queer as Folk
07:39

Eryn Krueger Mekash

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Eryn Krueger Mekash on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted makeup for television and what the then-current production conditions were like
05:28

Donald A. Morgan

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Donald A. Morgan on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted production on Last Man Standing and The Conners
04:45
Donald A. Morgan on the challenges of shooting the live episodes of The Conners -- one shot during the COVID-19 pandemic
01:36

Soledad O'Brien

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Soledad O'Brien on where she was at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and what pandemic production has been like
06:10
Soledad O'Brien on where she was at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and what pandemic production has been like
06:10

David Pressman

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Director David Pressman on some of the social issues covered on One Live to Live
03:22

Sally Jessy Raphael

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Sally Jessy Raphael on having Ryan White and Cleve Jones as guests on her show Sally aka The Sally Jessy Raphael Show to discuss the AIDS crisis
03:18
Sally Jessy Raphael on Patty Duke's appearance on Sally aka The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, where she discussed her bipolar diagnosis
02:01

Tim Reid

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Tim Reid on missing international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic
01:01
Tim Reid on production during the COVID-19 pandemic
02:04

Maria Riva

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Maria Riva on appearing on a series of cerebral palsy telethons in the 1950s at the request of Yul Brynner (the airtime donated by ABC President Leonard Goldenson), and trying to dispel the stigma of the disease
01:26

Fatima Robinson

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Fatima Robinson on choreographing the halftime show for Super Bowl LVI (Dr. Dre and West Coast hip-hop All-Stars) and how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the show
02:25

Glenda Rovello

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Glenda Rovello on her experience of production during the COVID-19 pandemic
02:06

Yeardley Smith

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Yeardley Smith on production on The Simpsons during the COVID-19 pandemic -- moving from recording like a radio play with everyone together, to recording in her home, to recording solo at the studio
04:10

Ruth Warrick

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Ruth Warrick on All My Children's  groundbreaking AIDS storyline
05:03

Ellen Wheeler

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Ellen Wheeler on working with All My Children  creator Agnes Nixon and public reaction to the AIDS storyline
02:29
Ellen Wheeler on working with All My Children  creator Agnes Nixon and public reaction to the AIDS storyline
02:29

Alan Zweibel

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Alan Zweibel, interviewed from home during the Coronavirus pandemic, on how he has been coping during the Stay at Home mandate
11:22

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