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Spelling Out Success

One of Marc Berman's favorite memories in his time at Mediaweek was a "shoot-for-the-moon" interview he once got with the late Aaron Spelling. He was asked to write a feature story that involved an interview with a TV producer, and knowing that Spelling's wife was getting his column, he asked if he could speak to her husband for a few minutes. "To my amazement, I received a call that night," he remembers. "And we spent over one hour reminiscing about Alexis and Krystle fighting in the mud on "Dynasty," "Charlie's Angels" fever, guest stars popping up on "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island," little Buddy on "Family," and the gang from "90210." Spelling told him that he never expected that kind of success: "What can I say? I am really the luckiest man in the world. And I just love working with actors. I understand their sensibilities because I was one. And I try to put the type of programs on the air that I myself would want to watch." With over 3,000 hours of series programming under his belt, Berman says, "Aaron Spelling will be fondly remembered as the most prolific TV producer in the history of television. And, as I can personally vouch for, he will be remembered as one of the most beloved as well."



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