Industry Crossroads


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Interviewees discuss pivotal moments in the history of the television industry.

Highlights
William Tankersley on how the Quiz Show scandals (which started with NBC shows) affected CBS Standards & Practices
Lee Grant on testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee
Kim Hunter on the impact of the Hollywood Blacklist on television
Herbert Stempel on finally being "defeated" by Charles Van Doren on Twenty-One
Jane Wyatt on learning she had been blacklisted
Tucker Wiard on the strike in Hollywood and how that affected his work on Murphy Brown
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Berle Adams

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Berle Adams on how he dealt with the Hollywood Blacklist

Mary V. Ahern

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Mary V. Ahern on Joseph N. Welch (who stood up to Senator Joseph McCarthy at the Army-McCarthy hearings) being involved with the Omnibus series on the Constitution

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on the Hollywood Blacklist

Charlie Andrews

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Charlie Andrews on working with Walter Cronkite and Dick Van Dyke on The Morning Show and his experience with the Hollywood Blacklist

Larry Auerbach

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Larry Auerbach on Alan Freed and the payola scandal
Larry Auerbach on the Hollywood Blacklist
Larry Auerbach on the Quiz Show Scandals

Erik Barnouw

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Erik Barnouw on the Hollywood Blacklist
Erik Barnouw on the importance of the Hollywood Blacklist to understanding the history of broadcasting and on Edward R. Murrow's denunciation of Senator Joseph McCarthy
Erik Barnouw on the quiz show scandals of the 1950s

Cliff Barrows

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Cliff Barrows on Billy Graham's response to the threat of Communism

Joe Behar

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Joe Behar on not being affected by the Hollywood Blacklist
Joe Behar on security issues surrounding Let's Make a Deal as a result of the Quiz Show Scandals

Earl Bellamy

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Earl Bellamy on the Hollywood Blacklist

Dick Berg

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Dick Berg on his experiences with the Hollywood Blacklist

Ted Bergmann

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Ted Bergmann on the fixed game show Twenty-One
Ted Bergmann on how the Quiz Show Scandals affected the advertising agencies
Ted Bergmann on the Hollywood Blacklist

Shelley Berman

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Shelley Berman on working during the Hollywood Blacklist

Barbara Billingsley

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Barbara Billingsley on the Hollywood Blacklist

Bernie Brillstein

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Bernie Brillstein on the break up of MCA and Lew Wasserman becoming a producer

David Brinkley

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David Brinkley on Senator Joseph McCarthy's "list" of 205 alleged Communists

Robert Butler

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Robert Butler on directing a Defenders episode where an actor was deemed "unacceptable" due to the Blacklist

Dann Cahn

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Film editor Dann Cahn on the Blacklist era and Lucille Ball facing accusations of being a communist

Steve Carlin

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Steve Carlin on the start of the Quiz Show scandals
Steve Carlin on the Congressional Investigation into the game show Twenty-One
Steve Carlin on testifying to the Grand Jury investigating quiz shows

Marge Champion

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Marge Champion on the Hollywood Blacklist

Cyd Charisse

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Cyd Charisse on the Hollywood Blacklist

Tony Charmoli

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Tony Charmoli on his awareness of the Blacklist in the 1950s

Dick Clark

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Dick Clark on being targeted in the music -payola- investigation

Tony Roberts with Emerson College

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Tony Roberts on Zero Mostel and the Hollywood Blacklist

John Conte

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John Conte on his experience with the Hollywood Blacklist

Alexander Courage

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Alexander Courage on his memories of the Hollywood Blacklist

Richard Crenna

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Richard Crenna on the Hollywood Blacklist

Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite on how the Hollywood Blacklist affected him and the news industry, specifically the writers on the dramatic program You Are There: Abe Polonsky, Walter Bernstein, and Charles Collingwood

Hume Cronyn

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Hume Cronyn on the Hollywood Blacklist

Robert Culp

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Robert Culp on his first work for television on You Are There and on how his being new to television during the Blacklist period got him started in television

Ossie Davis

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Ossie Davis on the effect of the Blacklist on him and fellow performers and on being called to testify at the HUAC

Phil Donahue

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Phil Donahue on how the television industry was affected by the Quiz Show Scandals

Richard Donner

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Richard Donner on the Hollywood Blacklist and Martin Ritt

Louis Dorfsman

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Louis Dorfsman on the Hollywood Blacklist

David Dortort

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David Dortort on the Hollywood Blacklist

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on The Hollywood Blacklist not affecting booking guests on The Tonight Show
Hugh Downs on hosting the popular game show Concentration and security on the show during the Quiz Show Scandals

Bob Doyle

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Bob Doyle on the Hollywood Blacklist
Bob Doyle on the impact of the McCarthy hearings being aired on television
Bob Doyle on how the Quiz Show Scandals and the assassination of John F. Kennedy impacted television

Charles Dubin

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Charles S. Dubin on being called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee and being blacklisted for five years
Charles S. Dubin on directing Twenty One produced by Dan Enright just before the Quiz Show Scandals broke, and on being called to testify about it

Patty Duke

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Patty Duke on how her managers gave her the answers for the $64,000 Challenge; on testifying before Congress during the Quiz Show Scandals

Betty Cole Dukert

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Betty Cole Dukert on how Meet the Press  dealt with McCarthyism and partisan politics

Ralph Edwards

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Ralph Edwards on the effect of the Quiz Show scandals on Truth or Consequences

Bob Elliott

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Bob Elliott on "Bob and Ray" doing comedy bits about McCarthyism

Ruth Engelhardt

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Ruth Engelhardt on the Hollywood Blacklist
Ruth Engelhardt on the Quiz Show Scandals
Ruth Engelhardt on the Quiz Show Scandals, and how they impacted the sponsors

Rod Erickson

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Rod Erickson on the Hollywood Blacklist's effect on television advertising

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on the Hollywood Blacklist

Mike Fenton

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Mike Fenton on the craft and technique of casting for television and on the Hollywood Blacklist

Horton Foote

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Horton Foote on the Hollywood Blacklist

John Forsythe

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John Forsythe on the Hollywood Blacklist

Sonny Fox

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Sonny Fox on the Quiz Show Scandals

Reuven Frank

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Reuven Frank on the Senator Joseph McCarthy hearings

Albert Freedman

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Albert Freedman on Charles Van Doren contacting him when the D.A.'s office announced an investigation into the quiz shows (including Twenty One)
Albert Freedman on raising money for the defense fees for those on trial during the Hollywood Blacklist
Albert Freedman on his dealings with Twenty One contestant James Snodgrass during the Quiz Show Scandals>
Albert Freedman on the most difficult pre-test of all the quiz shows - on Twenty One - and how producers selected which answers to give contestants
Albert Freedman on becoming a producer on Twenty One, coaching contestants, and casting Charles Van Doren on the program
Albert Freedman on the head of Geritol (Twenty One's sponsor) wanting Herbert Stempel off the program and how Freedman convinced Charles Van Doren to become a contestant
Albert Freedman on Charles Van Doren becoming a celebrity because of his appearances of Twenty One; on the beginning of the Quiz Show Scandals; on not wanting to implicate Charles Van Doren
Albert Freedman on the beginning of the Quiz Show scandals in 1958 - Ed Hilgemeier going to the press about the fixing of Dotto
Albert Freedman on the sequence of events that led to the press scrutinization of TV and the explosion of the Quiz Show Scandals
Albert Freedman on how he got embroiled in the investigations surrounding the Quiz Show Scandals; on how he was counseled by lawyers
Albert Freedman on being poorly coached by lawyers for the Grand Jury testimony for the Quiz Show Scandals; on realizing he was being set up for an indictment
Albert Freedman on not giving names to prosecutor Joseph Stone when he was questioned during the Quiz Show Scandals
Albert Freedman on being indicted for perjury after his testimony during the Quiz Show Scandals; on recanting his testimony and perjuring himself again
Albert Freedman on being blacklisted because of the Quiz Show Scandals
Albert Freedman on Charles Van Doren being persuaded to testify before the House Committee after Van Doren had seen the notes from the original Grand Jury testimony; on returning from Mexico to testify
Albert Freedman on reaching out to Charles Van Doren's lawyer to explain the circumstances under which Freedman would be testifying before the House Committee (to explain that Freedman would not be speaking about Van Doren)
Albert Freedman on reaching out to Charles Van Doren's lawyer to explain the circumstances under which Freedman would be testifying before the House Committee (to explain that Freedman would not be speaking about Van Doren)
Albert Freedman on CBS allegedly paying off the Harris Commission, Charles Revson perjuring himself, and other testimony at the Congressional hearings
Albert Freedman on testifying before the Grand Jury for a third time during the Quiz Show Scandals and his indictment finally being dropped after four years
Albert Freedman on Robert Redford's movie "Quiz Show" and whether or not the film was accurate
Albert Freedman on who the "bad guys" were in the Quiz Show Scandals
Albert Freedman on the impact of the Quiz Show Scandals on the medium of television - the end of the intelligent era of live TV
Albert Freedman on what the quiz shows were really about - making education respectable via entertainment
Albert Freedman on whether today's quiz shows are affected by the Quiz Show Scandals

Betty Garrett

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Betty Garrett on how the Hollywood Blacklist impacted her and her husband, Larry Parks
Betty Garrett on finally being removed from the Blacklist, and on meeting Senator Joseph McCarthy

Greg Garrison

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Greg Garrison on the Hollywood Blacklist and how it impacted actor Jack Gilford and others

Herschel Burke Gilbert

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Herschel Burke Gilbert on the Hollywood Blacklist

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on changing the sponsorship model for television
Leonard Goldenson on airing The McCarthy Hearings in their entirety on ABC
Leonard Goldenson on airing The McCarthy Hearings in their entirety on ABC
Leonard Goldenson on his most important decisions at ABC

Lewis Gomavitz

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Lewis Gomavitz on the Hollywood Blacklist

Julian Goodman

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Julian Goodman on Charles Van Doren's appearance on the public affairs show Comment
Julian Goodman on the Hollywood Blacklist and McCarthyism and J. Edgar Hoover telling him a Communist was working on one of his shows, and on HUAC
Julian Goodman on Edward R. Murrow's See it Now episode, "Senator McCarthy"

Lee Grant

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Lee Grant on her relationship with Arnold Manoff and their experiences with the Hollywood Blacklist
Lee Grant on testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee
Lee Grant on her friends and co-workers reaction to having been blacklisted, and on what her life was like when she was on the blacklist
Lee Grant on the fate of her then-husband Arnold Manoff, who'd been blacklisted, and on how other writers and actors dealt with the Hollywood Blacklist
Lee Grant on her feelings on those who named names to the House Un-American Activities Committee like Elia Kazan, and on the end of the blacklist
Lee Grant on how the Hollywood Blacklist affected television as a whole
Lee Grant on appearing on Search for Tomorrow and on being fired because of the blacklist

Everett Greenbaum

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Everett Greenbaum on the Hollywood Blacklist

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on the effect of the Blacklisting era

Jeffrey Hayden

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Jeffrey Hayden on the Hollywood Blacklist and how he helped actor Will Geer
Jeffrey Hayden on how filming Palmerstown, U.S.A. at the Disney ranch led to a Directors Guild rule about providing drivers to locations

Skitch Henderson

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Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on the Hollywood Blacklist

Florence Henderson

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Florence Henderson on working on Today when Charles Van Doren was a correspondent

Paul Henning

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Paul Henning on recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist

Arthur Hiller

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Arthur Hiller on the Hollywood Blacklist

Roy Huggins

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Roy Huggins on joining the Communist Party
Roy Huggins on how his communist leanings impacted the work he was doing as a novelist
Roy Huggins on writing the feature film "Hangman's Knot" and being placed on the Hollywood Blacklist
Roy Huggins on writing and directing the feature "Hangman's Knot" despite being blacklisted 
Roy Huggins on being subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and naming names

Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter on being blacklisted in the 1950s
Kim Hunter on the impact of the Hollywood Blacklist on television

Eddie Foy III

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Eddie Foy III on the Hollywood Blacklist

Seaman Jacobs

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Seaman Jacobs on the Hollywood Blacklist

Herb Jellinek

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Herb Jellinek on ABC's coverage of the Senator Joseph McCarthy hearings

Joseph Jennings

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Joseph Jennings on the Hollywood Blacklist

Lamont Johnson

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Lamont Johnson on working with Fay Wray, and on the Hollywood Blacklist
Lamont Johnson on being on the Hollywood Blacklist, and on producer Albert McCleery disregarding it to hire him
Lamont Johnson on dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist, and later directing many issue-oriented shows like My Sweet Charlie

Sidney M. Katz

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Sidney M. Katz on editing Edward R. Murrow's See It Now  series and the episode on Joseph McCarthy
Sidney M. Katz on dealing with Hollywood Blacklist

Bob Keeshan

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Bob Keeshan on the network and Captain Kangaroo  and the Hollywood Blacklist

Asaad Kelada

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Asaad Kelada on how "The Dinner Party," an episode of The Office was delayed due to the Writers' Strike

Ernest Kinoy

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Ernest Kinoy on the McCarthy era and the Blacklist episode of The Defenders
Ernest Kinoy on the Hollywood Blacklist and The Defenders
Ernest Kinoy on the Hollywood Blacklist and Red Channels 

Jeff Kisseloff

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Jeff Kisseloff on interviewing former president of CBS Frank Stanton about the Hollywood Blacklist
Jeff Kisseloff on covering controversial topics like the Blacklist for his book "The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1929-1961"
Jeff Kisseloff on Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly's See It Now "A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy"
Jeff Kisseloff on his interview with Twenty-One producer Al Freeman, Jr. and attempting to interview Charles Van Doren

Jack Klugman

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Jack Klugman on the Hollywood Blacklist
Jack Klugman on "The Blacklist" episode of The Defenders and winning an Emmy for the role

Ring Lardner, Jr.

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Ring Lardner, Jr. on being called before the House Un-American Activities Committee
Ring Lardner, Jr. on the experience of testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee
Ring Lardner, Jr. on the experience of testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee
Ring Lardner, Jr. on being cited for contempt by the House Un-American Activities Committee and going to jail, and on the Hollywood Ten
Ring Lardner, Jr. on writing under pseudonyms after being blacklisted
Ring Lardner, Jr. on writing under pseudonyms after being blacklisted
Ring Lardner, Jr. on serving time for contempt of Congress
Ring Lardner, Jr. on his experiences writing for The Adventures of Robin Hood under a pseudonym during the Hollywood Blacklist era
Ring Lardner, Jr. on the McCarthy hearings, and on the end of the Hollywood Blacklist
Ring Lardner, Jr. on the fear and paranoia of the Hollywood Blacklist, and on writing various feature films
Ring Lardner, Jr. on why he believes the Hollywood Blacklist happened
Ring Lardner, Jr. on how his experience with the Hollywood Blacklist shaped his writing, and on how he'd like to be remembered

Piper Laurie

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Piper Laurie on her experiences with the Hollywood Blacklist

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear on how he turned down requests to be a front for blacklisted writers during the Hollywood Blacklist

Jack Lemmon

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Jack Lemmon on how the Hollywood Blacklist impacted his friends and colleagues
Jack Lemmon on appearing on the series Heaven for Betsy  and the Hollywood Blacklist 

Richard Lewis

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Richard Lewis on producing Who's There, starring Arlene Francis and Melvyn Douglas, who was blacklisted

Frank Liberman

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Frank Liberman on the Hollywood Blacklist

John J. Lloyd

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John J. Lloyd on his recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist

Sam Lovullo

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Sam Lovullo on the Hollywood Blacklist

Sidney Lumet

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Sidney Lument on the correspondents of You Are There, and on their political affiliations and the Blacklist
Sidney Lumet on his experience with the Hollywood Blacklist
Sidney Lumet on individuals that were targeted by the Hollywood Blacklist, including Walter Bernstein, and on blacklisted writers
Sidney Lumet on various television scripts that were covertly about the Hollywood Blacklist

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on the Hollywood Blacklist

Robert MacNeil

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Robert MacNeil on the Hollywood Blacklist

Loring Mandel

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Loring Mandel on the Hollywood Blacklist, and on casting blacklisted actors on Studio One

Abby Mann

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Abby Mann on the Hollywood Blacklist

Martin Manulis

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Martin Manulis on the Hollywood Blacklist

E. G. Marshall

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E.G. Marshall on The Defenders doing an episode about the Hollywood Blacklist

Dick Martin

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Dick Martin on the Hollywood blacklist

Wink Martindale

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Wink Martindale on producers Jack Barry and Dan Enright and the Quiz Show Scandals

Leslie H. Martinson

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Leslie H. Martinson on the Hollywood Blacklist

Bob McGrath

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Bob McGrath on one of his first times seeing television - the McCarthy hearings

Jayne Meadows

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Jayne Meadows on the Quiz Show Scandals

Anne Meara

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Anne Meara on her recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist

Bill Melendez

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Bill Melendez on the Hollywood Blacklist
Bill Melendez on Disney animators going on strike in 1941 and Walt Disney's reaction to the strike
Bill Melendez on the Disney animators strike of 1941, on the leader of the strike, and Walt Disney's response to the strike

Burt Metcalfe

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Burt Metcalfe on the Hollywood Blacklist

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on his experiences with the Hollywood Blacklist at CBS News
Sig Mickelson on the blacklisting of CBS News correspondent Winston Burdett
Sig Mickelson on the atmosphere at CBS News during the period of the Hollywood Blacklist, and his memories of the time
Sig Mickelson on the publication "Red Channels," and on the Hollywood Blacklist
Sig Mickelson on signing a loyalty oath for CBS News and on other issues connected with the Red Scare

Newton N. Minow

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Newton Minow on his role as FCC chair, his views on American programming and the FCC's television policies; on his work with children's television and news; on working with the networks; on the legislation he worked to enact: the All Channel Act requiring a UHF tuner as well as a VHF tuner on all television set, the Aid To Educational Television. and the Communications Satellite Act; on his contributions to public television

Vic Mizzy

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Vic Mizzy on not having any involvement with the Hollywood Blacklist

Paul Monash

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Paul Monash on the Hollywood Blacklist

Bill Monroe

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Bill Monroe on Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Communist witch hunts of the 1950s

Millie Moore

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Millie Moore on her first film as a full editor, working for Dalton Trumbo on "Johnny Got His Gun"

Thomas W. Moore

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Thomas W. Moore on the Hollywood Blacklist

Harry Morgan

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Harry Morgan briefly on the Blacklist (he was neighbors with Lionel Stander in later years)

Howard Morris

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Howard Morris on the Hollywood Blacklist

Robert Mott

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Robert Mott on the Hollywood Blacklist

Tony Mottola

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Tony Mottola on not being affected by the Hollywood Blacklist

E. Roger Muir

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E. Roger Muir on the Quiz Show Scandals and on producing game shows in Canada

Frank Nastasi

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Frank Nastasi on the Hollywood Blacklist

Anne Nelson

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Anne Nelson on the Hollywood Blacklist
Anne Nelson on dealing with unions and strikes

Alan Neuman

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Alan Neuman on the Hollywood Blacklist

Dick Van Patten

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Dick Van Patten on his memories of the Hollywood Blacklist

Pam Polifroni

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Pam Polifroni on getting into casting on The Loretta Young Show, and on the Hollywood Blacklist

David Pollock

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David Pollock on his father being on the Hollywood Blacklist

Abraham Polonsky

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Abraham Polonsky on the Hollywood Blacklist
Abraham Polonsky on testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee
Abraham Polonsky on Elia Kazan's testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and on working in the aftermath
Abraham Polonsky on using pen names during the Hollywood Blacklist
Abraham Polonsky on his career after the Hollywood Blacklist
Abraham Polonsky on Elia Kazan, if the Hollywood Blacklist could happen again, and on his and his family's politics

Tom Poston

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Tom Poston on the Hollywood Blacklist

Carroll Pratt

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Carroll Pratt on the Hollywood Blacklist

David Pressman

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David Pressman on learning his was blacklisted and being fired from Treasury Men in Action
David Pressman on being blacklisted; on teaching at Boston University from 1954-1959 during his unemployment; on then running the Neighborhood Playhouse; on the end of the blacklist; on trying to get jobs in television during the blacklist period; on David Susskind hiring him for television
David Pressman on how being blacklisted affected him
David Pressman on "secretly" directing The Philip Morris Playhouse  while he was blacklisted
David Pressman on the Hollywood Blacklist happening again

Ward Quaal

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Ward Quaal on the Hollywood Blacklist

Charlotte Rae

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Charlotte Rae on her experience with the Hollywood Blacklist

Joyce Randolph

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Joyce Randolph on Audrey Meadows replacing Pert Kelton in the cast of The Honeymooners

Frances Reid

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Frances Reid on the Hollywood Blacklist

Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner on blacklisted writer, Frank Tarloff and his own experience with the Blacklist

Del Reisman

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Del Reisman on the advent of the Hollywood Blacklist, and on being asked to sign a "loyalty oath" for NBC
Del Reisman on getting an internal memo from CBS with names of writers and actors they were forbidden to hire because of their blacklisted status
Del Reisman on the Screenwriters Guild's participation in the Hollywood Blacklist
Del Reisman on the use of "fronts" to get around the Hollywood Blacklist
Del Reisman on how the Hollywood Blacklist impacted him, and on the end of the blacklist era
Del Reisman on his association with the Writers Guild of America West
Del Reisman on the Writers Guild strike of 1988
Del Reisman on the Writers Guild getting restitution for formerly blacklisted writers

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on the Hollywood Blacklist 

Larry Rhine

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Larry Rhine on the Hollywood Blacklist

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on the Hollywood Blacklist
Lee Rich on the Quiz Show Scandals and the subsequent impact on the networks and advertising agencies

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on United Press covering the Hollywood Blacklist
Hank Rieger on The Television Academy (in Los Angeles) and NATAS (in New York) becoming separate organizations (the splitting of The Television Academy)

Rita Riggs

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Rita Riggs on the Hollywood Blacklist

Cliff Robertson

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Cliff Robertson on his recollections of The Hollywood Blacklist

Andy Rooney

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Andy Rooney on his encounter with the Blacklist while he was at CBS, and on Frank Stanton's involvement

Marion Ross

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Marion Ross on her very limited experience of the Hollywood Blacklist

Stanley Rubin

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Stanley Rubin on the Hollywood Blacklist and producer Lou Lantz being blacklisted
Stanley Rubin on the Hollywood Blacklist and producer Lou Lantz being blacklisted

Marlene Sanders

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Marlene Sanders on her recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on his memories of the Hollywood Blacklist and some colleagues who were affected, and why Lucille Ball was accused of being a Communist 

Joseph Sargent

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Joseph Sargent on his experience with the Hollywood Blacklist

William Schallert

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William Schallert on his tenure as President of SAG and a strike

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist

Arthur Schneider

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Arthur Schneider on his experience with the Hollywood Blacklist, and on NBC's colorblind test

Alfred Schneider

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Alfred Schneider on dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist as an executive at CBS
Alfred Schneider on the Quiz Show and Payola Scandals and his part in writing legislation in response to the scandals

Daniel Schorr

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Daniel Schorr on covering the McCarthy hearings
Daniel Schorr on Edward R. Murrow's See it Now commentary on Senator Joseph McCarthy

William Self

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William Self on dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist as a producer

Mel Shavelson

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Mel Shavelson on Bob Hope doing jokes about Senator Joseph McCarthy
Mel Shavelson on his experience with the Hollywood Blacklist, and on the societal impact of television

David Shaw

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David Shaw on the Hollywood Blacklist
David Shaw on The Defenders dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on the Hollywood Blacklist
Jack Shea on the DGA and runaway production

Sidney Sheldon

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Sidney Sheldon on his recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist

James Sheldon

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James Sheldon on the Hollywood Blacklist 
James Sheldon on nearly being fired because of a mix up involving another man named James Sheldon during the Hollywood Blacklist era 
James Sheldon on why he doesn't remember many details of the Blacklist era

Dick Smith

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Dick Smith on being warned about the Hollywood Blacklist

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist

Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton on Edward R. Murrow's commentary on Senator Joseph McCarthy
Frank Stanton on the policies invoked at CBS during the blacklist period, and on the loyalty oath
Frank Stanton on the Quiz Show Scandals
Frank Stanton on CBS and the Hollywood Blacklist
Frank Stanton on the quiz show scandals

Jean Stapleton

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Jean Stapleton on John Randolph and others standing up to the Hollywood Blacklist

Ben Starr

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Ben Starr on his recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist

Johnny Stearns

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Johnny Stearns on the Quiz Show Scandals

Herbert Stempel

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Herbert Stempel on becoming involved with Twenty-One  via producer Dan Enright
Herbert Stempel on Dan Enright prepping him to "act" and cheat on Twenty-One, and on dealing with host Jack Barry
Herbert Stempel on the format of Twenty-One  and how the game was played
Herbert Stempel on the broadcast facilities and set of Twenty-One, including the "isolation booth"
Herbert Stempel on his first Twenty-One  opponents having been coached as he had been
Herbert Stempel on the aftermath of his first appearance on Twenty-One  and on the scripted banter on the show
Herbert Stempel on his initial lack of recognition from being on Twenty-One, and on meeting with producer Dan Enright before each air time to get instructions and answers
Herbert Stempel on the details of the monetary wins on Twenty-One
Herbert Stempel on telling some friends early on that Twenty-One  was rigged
Herbert Stempel on the other members of the Twenty-One  team including host Jack Barry
Herbert Stempel on the producers inadvertently giving him a wrong answer to a question on Twenty-One
Herbert Stempel on Charles Van Doren, his final "opponent" on Twenty-One
Herbert Stempel on finally being "defeated" by Charles Van Doren on Twenty-One
Herbert Stempel on Dan Enright reneging on his promises to Stempel after his run Twenty-One
Herbert Stempel on contacting the DA's office and testifying about the misconduct on the set of Twenty-One
Herbert Stempel on appearing on the PBS American Experience  episode "The Quiz Show Scandal"
Herbert Stempel on his involvement in Robert Redford's feature film "Quiz Show" in which John Turturro played Stempel
Herbert Stempel on the impact of the Quiz Show Scandals on America and his being asked to return to play on the revived version of Twenty-One,  and on trying out for Jeopardy!
Herbert Stempel on the so-called Stempel law, and his then-current dealings with the public
Herbert Stempel on the legacy of the Quiz Show Scandals
Herbert Stempel on having his credibility questioned when he testified about misconduct on the set of Twenty-One

Jerry Stiller

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Jerry Stiller on his memories of the Hollywood Blacklist

Gale Storm

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Gale Storm on her memories of how the Blacklist affected the entertainment industry

John Strauss

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John Strauss on the Hollywood Blacklist
John Strauss on his participation in two union strikes
John Strauss on speaking to newspaper columnist Hedda Hopper on behalf of actor Sterling Hayden when he was suspected of being a Communist

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on his involvement with the CBS loyalty oath and the Hollywood Blacklist
William Tankersley on how the Quiz Show scandals (which started with NBC shows) affected CBS Standards & Practices

Studs Terkel

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Studs Terkel on how the Hollywood Blacklist ended his budding career in television
Studs Terkel on being blacklisted and working with gospel singer Mahalia Jackson

Richard Thomas

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Richard Thomas on working with Will Geer and Ellen Corby as "Grandma and Grandpa Walton" on The Waltons, and on Will Geer having been a victim of the Hollywood Blacklist

Stanford Tischler

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Stanford Tischler on not knowing any editors affected by the Hollywood Blacklist

Mel Tolkin

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Mel Tolkin on the Hollywood Blacklist

Robert Trout

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Robert Trout on the Communist blacklist of the 1950s

Robert Vaughn

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Robert Vaughn on his dissertation on The Blacklist

Ellen M. Violett

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Ellen M. Violett on her experience with the Blacklist of the 1950s

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist

Lou Weiss

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Lou Weiss on the Hollywood Blacklist

Av Westin

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Av Westin on the Hollywood Blacklist

Tucker Wiard

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Tucker Wiard on the strike in Hollywood and how that affected his work on Murphy Brown

Dan Wilcox

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Dan Wilcox on the television writers strike of 2007

Ethel Winant

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Ethel Winant on dealing with the network on casting blacklisted actors and minorities on television in the '50s
Ethel Winant on dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist on shows like Armstrong Circle Theatre
Ethel Winant on dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist as a casting director

Perry Wolff

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Perry Wolff on dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist

Jane Wyatt

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Jane Wyatt on her recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist and her involvement with the CFA (Committee for the First Amendment)
Jane Wyatt on protesting the Hollywood Blacklist
Jane Wyatt on learning she had been blacklisted
Jane Wyatt on why she believes the Blacklist era happened

Bud Yorkin

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Bud Yorkin on dealing with the Hollywood Blacklist and Tennessee Ernie Ford Show  writer Roland Kibbee

Frederic Ziv

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Frederic Ziv on his recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist

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