To suddenly find objectionable something that three days earlier would not have been is a hysterical knee-jerk responseABC may edit 'NYPD Blue' sex scene Feb 10, 2004
You can't force people to air something they don't believe in nor would you want to even if you couldHBO opts out of 'Marriage' Aug 14, 2003
If you purposely frame the action of your story inside the confines of that limited space, it really forces an intimate, sometimes intense, very honest relationship to play outHollywood Digest Nov 06, 2002
I just don't think that a word every 10-year-old hears in the schoolyard now should be that big of an issueCathy's World: TV's youth mania Mar 20, 2002
Steven Ronald Bochco (born December 16, 1943) is a US television producer and writer. He has developed a number of popular television hits including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, and NYPD Blue, as well as some notable flops such as Cop Rock.
Bochco was born in New York City, the son of Mimi, a painter, and Rudolph Bochco, a concert violinist. He was educated in Manhattan at the High School of Music and Art. His elder sister is actress Joanna Frank. In 1961, he enrolled at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (after merging with the Mellon Institute in 1967 known as Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh to study playwriting and theater. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theater in 1966, having also had an MCA Writing Fellowship.
Bochco went to work for Universal Pictures as a writer and then story editor on Ironside, Columbo, McMillan & Wife and the short-lived Lorne Greene and Ben Murphy series, Griff, as well as Delvecchio and The Invisible Man. He wrote the screenplay for the 1968 TV movie The Counterfeit Killer and worked on Silent Running (1972) and Double Indemnity (1973). He left Universal in 1978 to go to MTM Enterprises where he had greater scope for producing. His first effort there was the short-lived CBS police drama Paris, notable as the first show on which James Earl Jones played a lead role.