(Akron Beacon Journal - Oct. 26, 1982) One of Grant Tinker's sons, Mark, was a writer-producer-director on this superb NBC series, and gave me and another enthusiastic TV critic at the time, Tom Brinkmoeller of Cincinnati, a valued scoop by slipping us a handful of the show's scripts before it even premiered. Mark has remained a great source, and a good friend, ever since - and St. Elsewhere, to this day, is one of the best and most audaciously inventive TV drama series ever produced.
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