FROM Antoinette Schoar
Rethinking the Housing Bubble The President didn’t use the words “recession” or “housing bubble” in his budget speech this morning. But what happened to the U.S. economy only a few years back is certainly on the minds of lawmakers as they lay out our financial future. A new study sheds fresh light on the housing bubble and the great recession, challenging some of our most common assumptions about the causes. We hear from one of its authors.
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.
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."