"The thing is, I strive for some kind of immortality. You watch all these things that are on and forgotten, but you try in your own little way to change the world."
About This Interview
In his three-hour Archive interview, Abby Mann (1927-2008) discusses writing such teleplays as "A Child Is Waiting" (for Studio One) and "Judgement at Nuremberg" (for Playhouse 90). He also talks about the feature film adaptations of these teleplays and of writing the TV movie The Marcus Nelson Murders and the creation of the series Kojak. Mann talks in detail about 1970s projects, the series Medical Story and the miniseries King. He speaks about being a writer and executive producer of such TV movies as The Atlanta Child Murders and Indictment: The McMartin Trials. Throughout the interview, Mann expresses his lifelong passion to correct or spotlight injustices through the written word. Gary Rutkowski conducted the interview on August 18, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA.