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|Ellie||Aug 27 2008, 09:18 PM|
Thanks! Found the quote:
And now I'm getting ready to go back to NYC to do the TODAY show with Renee and Jim and talk about the Autism storyline. I want everyone to know that NBC came to me with this story idea (props to Rebecca McGill and Bruce). This wasn't my initial idea. I would never presume to foist my own agenda on the public. But with a nurturing environment, our writers are going to go to town to write a pretty powerful story. And Renee and Jim are beyond great and ready to commit body and soul to this story. How fabulous is that?
Sounds to me like it wasn't her idea, but she was behind it!
Check out this interview as well - sounds like she was fully on board with the story, though it was NBC's idea. There's another interview I read somewhere that I can't find at the moment where Dena discusses how she inserted several scenes which were actual events that happened to her husband and herself.
But regarding the story's being NBC's idea, I've read about past successful Days stories which were not the idea of the writer... and the stories were fabulous. Talented writers can do very well with material which started as somebody else's idea. So I don't think Dena gets a 'free pass' on this at all.
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