She does spill some good dirt, particularly about NBC/AW and how Culliton quit in a tizzy. There have been stories over the years about Richard Culliton being difficult and/or standing his ground against network interference when he was head writer on various shows. I guess that's why he never lasted as a head writer. But whoever was running NBC during the last few years AW was airing should never be allowed to occupy a managerial position in programming for television. Despite Phelps bad wrap overall through the years, her early AW was the peak before NBC brought in DePriest to replace Tom King/Craig Carlson and Harding Lemay (consultant). Phelps had assembled a great writing team and the show as a cross between Knots Landing and ER. I liked it. Malone, Culliton, then Passanante/Laiman were all awful, particularly Malone who was the wrong choice at the time. Isn't it amazing that Jean was never intending to be a television writer but was hired to train writers?? It's amazing where the networks found talent i.e. Doug Anderson on GL (a fan of the show and a professor), or Pam Long (actress/Alabama beauty queen). And let's see: the shows that had the most stability in writers promoted from within for many years. I.e. Alden/Smith on YR, Broderick/McTavish on AMC.