Continuity is a wonderful thing, and it is a very rare thing in show business.
For a two-hour movie on a 20-day shooting schedule, it's O.K. to have an actor who's a pain in the neck.
I believe a mini-series has two audiences. The first is the media. Then I go for the television audience.
I believe that religion and politics should not mix. Both should be a part of somebody's life - but not together.
I can possibly say I have entertained and educated more people than anyone else in the world.
Somebody said something funny to me the other day. They said, 'Wolper, until two weeks ago, your tombstone was going to say, 'David Wolper, the man who produced 'Roots.' I think the tombstone now has a new inscription. It's going to be 'David Wolper, the man who produced the opening ceremony of the 1984 Olympics.'
I've asked every grammar schoolteacher in the nation to have their students write on the meaning of the Statue of Liberty. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the winning kid got up to the microphone and, in front of the world, had to dig into a pocket to pull out a crumpled sheet of paper containing the words that would move us all?
I couldn't get my first film on the air. The first film I did was called 'The Race For Space,' about the U.S.-Soviet space race. The networks had a policy that I found out about the hard way. I even had a sponsor for my program, but the networks wouldn't put it on because it was independently produced.