Adventures on Prime Time: The Television Programs of Stephen J. Cannell

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Copyright Acknowledgment

Stephen J. Cannell, unpublished interview with Juliet Dee, 1979. Used with interviewer's permission.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Thompson, Robert J., 1959-
Adventures on prime time : the television programs of Stephen J.
Cannell / Robert J. Thompson.
p. cm.--(Media and society series)
Includes bibliographical references (p.)
ISBN 0-275-93330-X (alk. paper)
1. Cannell, Stephen J.--Criticism and interpretation.
2. Television programs--United States. 3. Television-- Production
and direction. I. Title. II. Series.
PN1992.4.C24T46 1990
791.45′0232′092--dc20 89-26572

Copyright © 1990 by Robert J. Thompson

All rights reserved. No portion of this book may
be reproduced, by any process or technique, without
the express written consent of the publisher.

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 89-26572
ISBN: 0-275-93330-X

First published in 1990

Praeger Publishers, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010
An imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.

Printed in the United States of America

∞ + ⃝™
The paper used in this book complies with the
Permanent Paper Standard issued by the National
Information Standards Organization (Z39.48-1984).

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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Adventures on Prime Time: The Television Programs of Stephen J. Cannell
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Media and Society Series ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgment iv
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • 1 - The Television Auteur 1
  • Notes 18
  • 2 - A Television Auteur 23
  • Notes 30
  • 3 - Adventures About Prime Time 33
  • Notes 47
  • 4 - Cannell's Adventures at Universal: An Apprentice in a Sausage Factory 51
  • Notes 82
  • 5 - Autobiographical Adventures: The Early Days of Stephen J. Cannell Productions 87
  • Notes 106
  • 6 - Beyond Autobiography: Manufacturing Television 109
  • Notes 129
  • 7 - The Further Adventures of Stephen Cannell 131
  • Notes 134
  • Selected Bibliography 135
  • Index 137
  • About the Author 145
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