With his groundbreaking series Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, writer-producer Steven Bochco consistently pushed the limits of what could be said and done on broadcast television. Along the way, he dealt with more than a few headaches -- from disruptive actors to litigious executives to heads broadcast standards departments. He isn't afraid to tell those tales in his new memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. Bochco recounts battles big and small, including a legal brawl with Rupert Murdoch and the firing of an actor with very particular bathroom habits.
Photo: Television writer-producer Steven Bochco on the cover of his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense