The Writers Guild of America has a series of programs organized by the Writers Education Committee, the chairman of which is my pal Jeff Melvoin who I gather with each week during the football season to watch the Chicago Bears. But I digress. Anyway, for this event, Gilligan -- the creator of Breaking Bad -- talks about a wide range of topics, including Walter White. It all begins with a wonderful tale of how he got started, on The X-Files. But in telling it, you learn one of the best lessons for interviewing for a job -- if you don't care whether or not you get hired, there's a good chance you won't be stressed. And Gilligan, as you'll hear, not only had no expectation of being hire, he wasn't even there trying to get a job. You'll hear a lot more, too. And not to worry, you won't wait until the end, he gets to Breaking Bad about 23 minutes in.
The interviewer is Guild member Chuck Rose.