FROM Beau Willimon
'House of Cards' Showrunner The Netflix original series, House of Cards , was released in one full 13-episode season on February 1. We talk with the showrunner, Beau Willimon, about this Netflix experiment to make a new kind of television show and release it in a new kind of way. He says that along with himself, executive producer-director David Fincher, and others had no traditional TV experience and they tried to use their ignorance to fuel their creativity. He also addresses critiques that by releasing the full season at once, it could be easily forgotten as time goes on. He challenges those that are wed to the old model of releasing episodes week to week.
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."
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.
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?