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Daniel de Visé is an author and journalist. A graduate of Wesleyan and Northwestern universities, he worked at the The Washington Post, the Miami Herald and three other newspapers in a 23-year career. He shared a 2001 team Pulitzer Prize and garnered more than two dozen other national and regional journalism awards. His investigative reporting twice led to the release of wrongly convicted men from life terms in prison. His first book, I Forgot To Remember (with Su Meck, Simon & Schuster, 2014), began as a front-page article de Visé wrote for the Washington Post in 2011. His second book, also from Simon & Schuster, began as a journalistic exploration into the storied career of his late brother-in-law, Don Knotts. His third book, released in ...more

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Back in fall 2012, I was pretty much done working on my first book, a memoir about amnesia titled I FORGOT TO REMEMBER. I co-wrote it with Su …more
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Back in fall 2012, I was pretty much done working on my first book, a memoir about amnesia titled I FORGOT TO REMEMBER. I co-wrote it with Su Meck, helping her recount her life story. I had some time on my hands and was thinking of writing something about Don, because he was my brother in law. I ended up taking my family to Mayberry Days, the annual festival, and at some point along the way my literary agent persuaded me to change the focus from Don alone to the friendship between Andy and Don, which was a great idea. At first I was thinking of doing some kind of article, maybe for a magazine, but the project got so big, so fast, that before long it made sense just to pitch it as a book, so that's what I did. I hope you enjoy it!(less)
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“Andy and his manager, Dick Linke, set up a meeting with Abe Lastfogel at William Morris. Andy told him, “Mr. Lastfogel, I’ve struck out in movies and now on Broadway, and I don’t want to go back to nightclubs, so maybe I’d better try television.” Lastfogel went to see Sheldon Leonard, the powerful producer of television’s Danny Thomas Show. He asked if Sheldon knew of Andy. Sheldon replied, “Yeah, he did a record, a funny record.” Lastfogel said, “He’d like to do television. Can you think of something for him?”
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“The Andy Griffith Show was anachronistic. The denizens of Mayberry wore clothing of uncertain vintage and hair of indeterminate style and drove cars of unspecified age. Scant mention was made of current affairs or changing times. Telephone calls were placed through a human operator, and no one seemed to own a television set.”
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