FROM Meredith Stiehm
Show-runners of FX’s 'The Bridge' Meredith Stiehm is an Emmy Award-winning writer-producer from Homeland and the creator of the CBS series Cold Case. Elwood Reid is a novelist and television writer-producer whose credits include Cold Case and the Hawaii Five-O reboot. Together they adapted the Scandinavian series Bron/Broen. They talk with Kim Masters about changing the setting of The Bridge from its original location on the Canadian-US border to the border between Mexico and the US. They also detail their efforts to get the linguistic and cultural world of Juarez Mexico right, and talk about working with an autism consultant in crafting the female lead character who has Asperger's.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.