When it started three seasons ago, Mad Men was a show not good enough for HBO. Now the rest of television struggles to keep up with it. Creator Matthew Weiner (The Sopranos, Becker) discusses keeping the show ahead of the curves.
Weiner talks about writing for television, studying film, the character of Don Draper and hegemony of white men, the price of assimilating into American culture, the subconscious, physical beauty and the intimacy of human life, and being the repository of other people's pain.
Matthew Weiner, Emmy Award-winning TV writer, director and producer