"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
In his three-hour-plus Archive interview, David Dortort (1916-2010) speaks in detail about his television writing career. He discusses the beginnings of his career in the 1950s and its culmination through his long association as writer and executive producer of the western series Bonanza and The High Chaparral. He also describes his recollections of the Hollywood Balcklist. Henry Colman conducted the interview in Los Angeles, CA on August 8, 2002.