For the second year running, top honors at the Emmys for best dramatic series went to an AMC cable show set in a New York ad agency in the early 1960s.
The visuals of AMC’s “Mad Men” are all skinny ties and bullet bras — buttoned-down corporate America smoking and drinking and dancing on the edge of what we know would be assassinations and war and 1960s cultural revolution to come.
Its world is white, sexist, racist, homophobic, shadowed by fear of nuclear war — and compelling, right now, in 2009.
This hour, On Point: A conversation with Matthew Weiner, creator of “Mad Men.”
Matthew Weiner joins us from Los Angeles. He is executive producer and creator of the AMC show “Mad Men,” now in its third season. This week it won its second Emmy for best drama series, as well as its second Emmy for writing in a drama series. Before creating “Mad Men,” Weiner was executive producer and writer on the HBO series “The Sopranos.”