David E. Kelley

Mystery-by-mail: Stephen King switches genre


The mail, it seems, is still quite important. Now it has led to a new mini-series linking two masters, Stephen King and David E. Kelley.
"Mr. Mercedes" debuts Wednesday; here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

LOS ANGELES --
Imagine that a thick package arrives unexpectedly. Inside is a
not-yet-published Stephen King novel.

Hurt is the "Goliath" now, but he's been on the other side


"Goliath," which arrives Friday (Oct. 14), is one of the year's best new shows, extraordinary in its depth and emotion. Much of the credit goes to David Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, two lawyers who have given TV some of its best writing, including "The Practice" and "Boston Law." But part of that goes to the perfect performances by Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt. Here's the story I sent to papers, on Hurt and "Goliath":

By Mike Hughes