The Archive of American Television is not messing around. They’ve released a 6-hour interview with Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner, in which he goes into great detail about the show, his life, his philosophy on art, etc. I’m guessing he also has time to talk about whether he’s a boxers or a briefs man, who killed JFK, abortion, and which of the Herculoids are his favorites.
Anyway, I did watch a couple random bits of this, and it does seem kind of interesting. Maybe if I ever have a couple weeks free I’ll watch the whole thing. The video here is just the first hour, and you can watch the rest here. There’s some interesting stuff about the development of “Mad Men,” like the hilarious revelation that January Jones (who plays Don Draper’s wife Betty) auditioned for the role of Peggy. If you’ve never seen “Mad Men,” trust me, that’s interesting.