FROM Ray McKinnon
Ray McKinnon’s ‘Rectify’ You may know Ray McKinnon as the doomed preacher from HBO’s Deadwood, or from his roles in FX’s Sons of Anarchy and films like Mud and The Blind Side. He’s also a writer and director. A decade ago he had idea for a TV show, based on several real-life cases where prisoners were exonerated on DNA evidence. He wrote a script that was picked up quickly, but languished for years. Now that idea has finally become a reality with the SundanceTV show Rectify. The show is what’s known as slow TV--thoughtful, almost meditative. The first season covers just one week in the life of Daniel Holden, play by Aden Young, released after 19 years on death row. The show is now in its second season, and McKinnon is in the home stretch of the editing. As he explains to Kim Masters, putting the finishing touches on the final episodes is the last step in what is, for him, an all-consuming process.
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."
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
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.”