What is the most difficult thing about John Hendricks’ job?
The most difficult is a series we’re doing now called Curiosity. It’s really challenging because it’s about bringing complex subjects to life. You start with a great word like “curiosity.” Certainly, that’s going to work, but how do you translate things like, “What is the origin of the universe?” How do you make good television out of that? How many episodes do you do? So we’re trying to finally settle on doing 12 a year — one a month. We have a new producer who we’ve hired from the world of PBS — Howard Swartz — who was executive producer of NOVA, and he is the person we’ve charged with making sure Curiosity happens and lives up to the promises of the venture.