Paramount TV – Hard Copy

“Hard Copy was designed to combine the stories of 20/20 with the production techniques of MTV. The format only lasted a year, when a shift in management took Hard Copy hard tabloid.”

Hard Copy was my Broadcast News, my trial by fire initiation into daily TV production. I was the third person hired, and in my two years with the show, I witnessed virtually every depraved act known to mankind – and that was just among the staff! I was the show’s head writer, and occasional field producer. Here are a few samples of the show’s first year zing.

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