> Jeremy, this probably is outside of the limitations
> of your book (I guess you cover US network television),
> but I suppose a good example is the Fassbinder series
> "Acht Stunden sind kein Tag" ("Eight hours are not a
> day") produced in the early seventies (as far as I
> recall). It was all in all only four to six episodes
> (produced for prime time public German television),
> an early and singular attempt to do something different
> with the family series format. The series focussed on
    Ah yes, I've heard of Fassbinder's TV work, but I've never been able to
    find a copy of it in the US.  Does anyone know of its availability?
    Even though I am focussing on US TV, this is a helpful suggestion.
    Thanks, Gaby!