TV Espresso: News Items for Monday, November 28, 2011

I hope you all had a happy holiday weekend and survived Black Friday if you ventured out. Here are some TV tidbits to start off your week...

Walter Doniger

Writer, director, and producer Walter Doniger passed away on Thanksgiving at the age of 94. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease. Doniger wrote several scripts for the big screen and directed many episodes of dramatic television shows, including 64 installments of Peyton Place. During the '50s, '60s, and '70s, he also helmed episodes of shows like Cheyenne, Bat Masterson, Kung Fu, McCloud, Black Sheep Squadron, and Marcus Welby, MD. He is survived by his wife, Susan Stafford Doniger.

Irving Elman

A prolific writer for Broadway, movies, and television, Irving Elman died on November 22nd. He passed away in La Jolla, California, of cardiopulmonary arrest at the age of 96. He wrote
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