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Glen A. Larson

Producer

Glen A. Larson on casting William Daniels as "Kitt" on Knight Rider

01:33

I'm proudest of the fact that I fell in step with an audience taste-level that I knew how to judge and deliver for consistently. It  wasn't a one-shot, it wasn't a lucky this or a that. It's a consistent body of work that has some symmetry to it in terms of why it worked and how it worked.

About this interview

In his four-and-a-half-hour Archive interview, writer/producer Glen A. Larson (1937-2014) talks about his early years as member of the popular musical act The Four Preps. He discusses being an NBC page and recalls his transition to television writing and production. He speaks of becoming a story editor and producer on It Takes a Thief, writing for McCloud and creating Alias Smith and Jones and The Six Million Dollar Man. Larson also talks of creating B.J. and the Bear, Lobo, Battlestar Galactica, Quincy, M.E., Magnum P.I. and Knight Rider. He comments on the importance of theme songs, and recalls his work on Manimal and Trauma Center. Lee Goldberg conducted the interview in Woodland Hills, CA on February 5, 2009.

I'm proudest of the fact that I fell in step with an audience taste-level that I knew how to judge and deliver for consistently. It  wasn't a one-shot, it wasn't a lucky this or a that. It's a consistent body of work that has some symmetry to it in terms of why it worked and how it worked.

Interview Highlights

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Glen A. Larson on casting William Daniels as "Kitt" on Knight Rider

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Embedded thumbnail for Glen A. Larson on creating the word "frack" for Battlestar Galactica

Glen A. Larson on creating the word "frack" for Battlestar Galactica

01:37
Embedded thumbnail for Glen A. Larson on producing Manimal

Glen A. Larson on producing Manimal

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Glen A. Larson on the importance of television theme songs

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Embedded thumbnail for Glen A. Larson on utilizing "predicament humor" in his writing

Glen A. Larson on utilizing "predicament humor" in his writing

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