RARA-AVIS: RIP Stephen J. Cannell

From: Brian Thornton (bthorntonwriter@gmail.com)
Date: 02 Oct 2010

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    On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 12:46 PM, Kevin Burton Smith < kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com> wrote:

    > Most really great TV shows seem to boil down to great writing and a
    > singular vision that is shared with the writers (think HARRY O > Howard
    > Rodman, THE WIRE > David Simon, etc., ROCKFORD > Cannell, THE SOPRANOS<
    > DEADWOOD, etc, etc.).

    The day after Kevin mentions him in the course of discussing great TV writing, Stephen J. Cannell has passed away. His contribution to great PI writing with ROCKFORD alone qualifies him for discussion on this list. Man, what a week- Arthur Penn, Tony Curtis, and now Stephen J. Cannell.

    All the Best-


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