Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Rick Hawkins on how “Went with the Wind,” the famous spoof of Gone With the Wind that he and Linda Sage wrote for The Carol Burnett Show, nearly never made it on the air; creating characters that are rooted in reality, even when writing a parody sketch; and adapting such popular American shows as I Dream of Jeannie, Married: with Children, and Everybody Loves Raymond for television audiences in Russia, which Rick did for Sony International in the mid 2000s

Carol Burnett in the famous “curtain rod” dress from the “Went with the Wind” sketch written by Rick Hawkins and Linda Sage for The Carol Burnett Show in 1976. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Rick Hawkins, Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer and Senior Teaching Artist in Residence at Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA. Photo courtesy Point Park University


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