Industry Strikes


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Interviewees discuss union and guild strikes and how they impacted television production.

Highlights
Larry Gelbart on the 1985 Academy Awards show, which he was asked to write, but during which there was a Writer's Guild strike; his comittment to the WGA during this time
03:14
Esme Chandlee on dealing with the Teamster's strike in 1945
01:22
Asaad Kelada on how "The Dinner Party," an episode of The Office was delayed due to the Writers' Strike
02:51
William Schallert on his tenure as President of SAG and a strike
01:43
Dan Wilcox on the television writers strike of 2007
02:08
Sid Caesar on skipping a rehearsal to relieve tensions when less experienced crew fill-ins were used during a strike on Your Show of Shows in the 1950s
01:21
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Sid Caesar

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Sid Caesar on skipping a rehearsal to relieve tensions when less experienced crew fill-ins were used during a strike on Your Show of Shows in the 1950s
01:21

Esme Chandlee

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Esme Chandlee on dealing with the Teamster's strike in 1945
01:22

David Chase

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David Chase on a memorable encounter with Steve Allen on the picket line for the Writers Guild of America strike in 1974

Dorothy Fontana

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Dorothy Fontana on working at Revue Studios during the actor and writers' strikes in 1960
01:24

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on the effect the Writer's Guild Strike in 1973 had on the production of M*A*S*H
00:33
Larry Gelbart on the 1985 Academy Awards show, which he was asked to write, but during which there was a Writer's Guild strike; his comittment to the WGA during this time
03:14

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
02:51

Abraham Polonsky

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Abraham Polonsky on his work on You Are There, and his continued blacklisting

Del Reisman

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Del Reisman on the 1960 writers' strike; on joining the Writers Guild of America, West and becoming deeply involved in its work
01:43

William Schallert

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William Schallert on his tenure as President of SAG and a strike
01:43

John Strauss

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John Strauss on his participation in two union strikes
04:52

Tucker Wiard

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Tucker Wiard on the strike in Hollywood and how that affected his work on Murphy Brown
03:09

Dan Wilcox

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Dan Wilcox on the television writers strike of 2007
02:08

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