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Producer , Television writer

Roderick William Peterson, American Television writer, producer. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, PTO. Member Writers Guild American, Hollywood television Academy, American Film Institute, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Background

Peterson, Roderick William was born on July 7, 1921 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Son of Paul Culver and Elizabeth (Butler) Peterson.

Education

Student, Phoenix Community College, 1939-1941;Bachelor of Arts, University Arizona, 1949.

Career

Program director, writer, Station KTAR, Phoenix, 1949-1956;program director, Station KGUN-television, Tucson, 1956-1957.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Freelance network radio writer NBC, Columbia Broadcasting System, Mutual Broadcasting Systems. Freelance writer: (television) Bonanza, Emergency, Black Saddle, Kilpatricks, Combat, The Deputy, Wonderful World of Disney, Laramie, (film) The Chartroose Caboose, 1959, (television series) Laramie, 1960-1964. Writer, associate producer Walt Disney Productions, 1965-1975.

      Writer, producer: (television) The Waltons, 1977-1979, executive producer, 1980-1981. Writer, producer Media Technology Monitor Studios, 1981-1983. Executive supervising producer, writer: (television) Falcon Crest, 1984-1986.

      Writer: (television specialists) (with Claire Whitaker) Walton Thanksgiving Reunion, 1993, A Walton Wedding, 1995.

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, PTO. Member Writers Guild American, Hollywood television Academy, American Film Institute, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Connections

Married Jewell Nichols, February 28, 1943 (divorced 1972). Children: Eric, Lisa Peterson Winslow, Sally Peterson Hinson. Married Claire Whitaker, November 18, 1972.

father:
Paul Culver Peterson

mother:
Elizabeth (Butler) Peterson

spouses:
Jewell Nichols

Claire Whitaker

children:
Eric Peterson

Lisa Peterson Winslow Peterson

Sally Peterson Hinson Peterson