October 7, 1999 |
Morton Doran says he didn't discover he had the neurological disorder Tourette's syndrome until he was 37; by then, Doran, a general surgeon practicing in northwest Canada, was living a double life. At home, with his wife and children, he displayed the symptoms of full-blown Tourette's--motor tics, obsessive-compulsive rituals and uncontrolled, expletive-laden outbursts known as coprolalia.
January 13, 1999 |
"Chicago Hope" and "ER" are in a space jam. Producers of CBS' "Chicago Hope," who have been steadily building a story line that will put former chief of surgery Kate Austin (Christine Lahti) into space as a shuttle payload specialist by the end of the season, are seeing stars over a similar plot line that has suddenly popped up on NBC's "ER."
April 29, 1998 |
Since receiving a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination last year for "The Mirror Has Two Faces," Lauren Bacall confesses she hasn't "had a decent offer of a movie." "They are not writing wonderful parts for women," Bacall says with a husky sigh. "That is the sad truth. They were certainly not breaking down the doors for me, anyway." So Bacall is checking into CBS' "Chicago Hope" tonight for a two-episode guest stint.
November 30, 1997 |
The shriek of power saws and the report of pounding hammers fill the Ren-Mar Studios in Hollywood, former home of Desilu, where Lucy and Ricky cast their comedic spell over a nation. The din pierces the large but unpretentious second-floor office of producer David E. Kelley, but Kelley is totally focused on his legal pad, his clamped lips putting an exclamation point on his concentration. His pen moves frantically over the page.
April 15, 1996 |
Actors and producers of hit shows suffer no shortage of acclaim and fame. They're interviewed and reported on endlessly. They win awards. They're lavished with credit and praise for luring big audiences each week. But all of these people--and much of their success or failure--are at the mercy of people who the average TV viewer has barely heard of: network programming executives. The keepers of the time slot. Case in point: CBS' "Chicago Hope."
November 20, 1995 |
The statuesque woman helps lift and carry her frail father from his wheelchair to the hospital room's vinyl armchair. As the woman, now behind her father, gently places her hands on his slender shoulders, her eyes swell with tears and his discomfort is obvious. It's the set of the CBS hospital drama "Chicago Hope"--but they're not acting. Not yet, anyway. Richard and Rain Pryor, father and daughter, anxiously wait for rehearsal to begin for their first performance together.