I Remember Television: A Memoir

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Scarecrow Press, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 245 pages
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The book follows the author's career in radio and television, detailing the workings of NBC in the forties, the Philco-Goodyear Playhouse and a large Madison Avenue ad agency in the fifties, and the fabled Goodson-Todman organization from the sixties to the eighties, with fascinating accounts of early political campaigns on television and the days of the blacklist.
 

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Contents

19411942 Broadway Beginning
1
19421945 Researching Radio
17
19451946 Turning to Television
37
19461948 Doorway to Directing
55
19481955 Philco Playhouse Pioneering
75
19501955 Politics Discovering the Tube
95
19551956 Adventures in Advertising
121
19561957 Creating Commercials
143
19571959 Getting on the Gamewagon
157
19591964 Inventing Formats
175
19591964 Producing Play Your Hunch
191
19641983 NY to LA
211
1988
229
Productions
231
Index
233
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About the author (1989)

Skutch started as the producer/writer/director of Philco Television Playhouse, and later worked as producer/director and vice president at Goodson-Todman Productions from 1957-1983.