Saturday, December 27, 2003
Ask director Robert Altman who his greatest influence is, and the answer may surprise you. Altman tells Studio 360 that he wouldn't be making pictures if it wasn't for the legendary radio dramatist Norman Corwin, whose poetic plays and documentaries transfixed listeners. Working for CBS Radio, Corwin created a new play, from scratch, every week, starring actors like Orson Welles, Jimmy Stewart, and Charles Laughton. Corwin's collaborator and friend Mary Beth Kirchner created this portrait for Studio 360.