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.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”