AMC's Breaking Bad is often heralded as one of the greatest television shows of all time. The series, which starred Bryan Cranston as chemistry teacher suffering from lung cancer who decides to produce and sell crystallized methamphetamine to secure his family's financial future, won 19 Emmy Awards and garnered near universal critical acclaim during its five-season run in the late 2000s.
MCN Original Videos caught up with Cranston in 2010 prior to the show's third season and before the show really took off with viewers and critics.
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R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.