September 21st, 2009
12:07 AM ET
Glenn Close talked about why she thinks cable television shows are now better than broadcast network shows. She was speaking to reporters soon after winning the lead actress in a drama series for her work in the FX show "Damages."
"When I first did television in the '80s it was a totally different landscape. The place to do really serious, classy work was Hallmark Hall of Fame, and then along came HBO," she said.
"Writers on cable, more often than not, are given much more creative freedom than at networks," Close said. "That's where creative people want to go.
"The best writing, I personally think, are on some of these shows, ours included, which don't work by any formula and are largely character-based and they tell great story. And that has not been the journey of networks."
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