"From the very first foot of film,'Bonanza' was in color. People were flocking to RCA dealers and they were selling thousands of color television sets. Anybody who had a color set would watch the only color show on the air. So little by little, the idea of the family caught on. People got caught up in the message of love, peace, harmony, all the good qualities in humankind."
About This Interview
David Dortort (1916-2010) was interviewed for three hours plus in Los Angeles, CA. Dortort spoke in detail about his television writing career which began in the 1950s and culminated with his long association as writer and executive producer of the western series Bonanza and The High Chaparral. The interview was conducted by Henry Colman on August 8, 2002.