March 13, 2012

Mad Men

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
7:00 pm PT
Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

In Person

Matthew Weiner, Creator/Executive Producer
Jon Hamm, “Don Draper”
John Slattery, “Roger Sterling”
January Jones, “Betty Francis”
Vincent Kartheiser, “Pete Campbell”
Jared Harris, “Lane Pryce”
Rich Sommer, “Harry Crane”
Aaron Staton, “Ken Cosgrove”
Robert Morse, “Bertram Cooper”
Kiernan Shipka, “Sally Draper”
Jay R. Ferguson, “Stan Rizzo”
Moderator: Elvis Mitchell, Film Critic; Host, KCRW’s The Treatment


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It is all but impossible to avoid hyperbole when discussing the AMC series Mad Men, one of the most stylish, literate, and ambitious programs in the history of the medium (the Emmys agree, having bestowed the Outstanding Drama Award on the show for each of its four seasons). Taking a critical look back at the freewheeling advertising industry of the 1960s, Mad Men has inspired fevered devotion in its fans with its seductive portrayal of the profligate lifestyle that characterizes the milieu and its searching, soulful examination of the changing values of the times and the human cost of the American Dream. A uniformly excellent ensemble, stunning visuals, and sophisticated storytelling have firmly established Mad Men as one of television’s finest series.

  • Season 4 skipped over the 1964 presidential election, after making reference to it in Season 3. 

    Who do you think your characters would have supported and voted for in the '64 election?

    alamogal, March 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

  • L, March 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

  • For Matt:


    Does it drive you bonkers when people go crazy with historical accuracy?  As in, IBM Selectrics appearing a year early, and (sorry, I noticed!) Peggy shimmying into pantyhose before they were marketed.   How far do you go to make sure things are accurate, and where do you draw the line?

    Edesse, March 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm

  • Will you ever bring Sal back?

    zellaam, March 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

  • Question for Matt Weiner & January Jones re: character of Betty Draper.


    I have a hard time characterizing Betty.  Is she smart?  is she driven? Is she deep?   I know she's unsatisfied and trapped in a role & and an era, but I don't know what other person she would be if she lived in modern times (as opposed to Peggy, who I can see clearly in 2012).  


    How do YOU see Betty, what makes her tick?

    jscw, March 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  • For the cast:

    If you could play another character on the show, who would it be?

    kerino, March 09, 2012 at 3:29 pm

  • For Matt Weiner: 

    With two more seasons left, will the show carry on into the 1970's at all, or stay strictly in the 1960's?

    kerino, March 09, 2012 at 3:28 pm

  • I have a question for Peter Campbell.  Would it be okay if I punched you in the face?  I do not like you.

    grifftastic, March 08, 2012 at 4:40 pm

  • If someone could persuade Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss to join the panel or drop in as surprises guests, I think we'd all be living our Mad Men fantasy!

    madmen1, March 06, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  • I loved and miss the relationship between Don and Rachel. Rachel was a fabulous character. Any chance of bringing her back?

    madmen1, March 06, 2012 at 3:43 pm

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