Rebecca Eaton’s ‘Masterpiece’
Since its 2010 premiere, Downton Abbey – the unlikely smash hit from PBS’ Masterpiece – has consistently exceeded expectations, winning not just high ratings, awards and critical acclaim, but the attention of the mainstream and the coveted “younger viewer.” Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton joins us to talk about plans to stay on top and to confront criticism that Downton Abbey is a “historically inaccurate… silvered tureen of snobbery.” Ouch.
Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of Masterpiece
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