3 thoughts on “Charlie Brown’s Inside Job”

  1. Great article. ‘The Atlantic’ still manages to surprise me from time to time. Last year I wondered how much longer the original presentation would be available in its original form so I bought the DVD, and our family watched it again just last night. The DVD came with a “making of” feature that included a lot of the detail from this article, and it included video interviews with the director and producer and some senior CBS executives. The executives were really concerned about broadcasting anything that included a character reading Bible verses, and due to tight production schedules and the insistence of Charles Shulz that it needed to stay in, they went with it. The letters that poured in after the broadcast were universally so positive, producer Fred Silverman just grinned and said something to the effect of “we aren’t nearly as smart as we think we are”

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