Steven Bochco was not the most prolific of TV’s star producers, but he was one of the few whose name everybody knew.
Bochco, who won 10 primetime Emmys, created several hit television shows including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue and Doogie Howser, M.D., died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. (AP photo/Chris Pizzello)
In his self-published memoir Truth Is a Total Defense: My Fifty Years in Television, Steven Bochco takes the reader through his prolific career, which he began at 22 as a story editor on a popular NBC drama, The Name of the Game, and continues today with his latest creation, Murder in the First, in its third season on TNT. In his book, Bochco recalls his great collaborations and his battles royal with actors, studio heads and network execs, along with his courageous flops that made the triumphs even sweeter.