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A Western on the Web

From: With Good Reason
Length: 28:59

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Have you ever wanted to create your own television series? One woman and her husband did just that—only they aired their Western soap online. Read the full description.

Thurston_small Have you ever wanted to create your own television series? Kathryn O'Sullivan and her husband Paul Awad did just that—only they aired their Western soap online. The award-nominated series is called Thurston, and it’s one of many new independent productions in the emerging genre of web television. And: We’ll speak with Susan Miller, a writer for acclaimed television shows such as Thirtysomething and The L Word, and now producer and writer for the popular web series Anyone But Me.  Also featured: Since its premier in 2007, the television series Mad Men has become a cultural phenomenon. Gary Edgerton is the editor of a collection of essays that look at why a show about Madison Avenue of the 1960s has grabbed the attention of a post-9/11 audience.

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Have you ever wanted to create your own television series? Kathryn O'Sullivan and her husband Paul Awad did just that—only they aired their Western soap online. The award-nominated series is called Thurston, and it’s one of many new independent productions in the emerging genre of web television. And: We’ll speak with Susan Miller, a writer for acclaimed television shows such as Thirtysomething and The L Word, and now producer and writer for the popular web series Anyone But Me.  Also featured: Since its premier in 2007, the television series Mad Men has become a cultural phenomenon. Gary Edgerton is the editor of a collection of essays that look at why a show about Madison Avenue of the 1960s has grabbed the attention of a post-9/11 audience.

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