Mark Burnett: “I was confident Survivor would be a cult phenomenon.”

Mark Burnett: “I was confident Survivor would be a cult phenomenon.”
The Chicago Tribune’s TV critic, Steve Johnson, talks to Survivor creator Mark Burnett about manipulating journalists (“On most of the questions, you can’t believe a word I tell you.”), not what the cast will do once they’re playing the game (“it’s impossible to predict”), the show’s battle with NBC’s Friends (“I didn’t know whether we would get our ass kicked Thursday nights by “Friends”) and the lawsuit (“It’s not true.”).

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