Worthington Miner (Worthington C. Miner)
BiographyBuffalo, New York, USA
Worthington Miner is not a name always mentioned in the histories written about the earliest days of network television in America; he hasn't always received the acclaim often accorded to writers like Rod Serling and Paddy Chayefsky and directors like Franklin J. Schaffner and Sidney Lumet. This is no minor historical oversight, for Miner was one of the true pioneers of television. He not only wrote, produced and directed important television programs from the earliest days of the medium, but he also developed many of the crew positions still used in television productions to this day. Read more... a contract dispute in 1952, ending his fabled reign at Studio One in Hollywood (1948), one of the most impressive shows during the first decade of network television. At NBC his creative skills were never fully utilized and by the time he left the network he had become disenchanted with the path television was taking.