Television: Talking Heads: A Triptych of Network Chiefs on Thrust, Appeal, Consensus, Risks, Holes, Fun, Meaning and . . .

Fred Pierce

This is the golden age of television. For the creative person the world is his oyster. There are no bounds of time; there are no bounds of physical presentation. During the '50s, Playhouse 90 was on every week, and the image of that stands out in everybody's mind. There were great things done then, but there are also enormously great things done now. Television is much better now than it was in the '50s. It's a healthier medium.

I grew up with television, and my family grew up with television. I've been...

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