"Bonanza" Producer David Dortort Has Died-- Archive Interview Online

September 9th, 2010

David Dortort, executive producer of the classic TV westerns Bonanza and The High Chaparral, has died at the age of 93.  When asked in his Archive of American Television interview how he'd like to be remembered, he said: "as a man who brought the message of love, peace, and harmony to television."

David Dortort's Archive interview was conducted on August 8, 2002.

Interview description:

David Dortort was interviewed for three hours plus in Los Angeles, CA.  Dortort spoke 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.

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