A Talk with Peter Moffat – Night and Day
Jane’s guest today is BAFTA award-winning screenwriter and playwright, Peter Moffat, the executive producer of the Emmy nominated HBO drama, “The Night Of.” A critically acclaimed eight-part series, his show delved into the intricate story of a fictitious murder case in New York City. “The Night Of” also gave millions of viewers a rare glimpse into the horrifying reality of living with Atopic Dermatitis (AD), through the lens of key character John Stone, a hard-bitten criminal court attorney, played by veteran actor John Turturro. What viewers aren’t told, however, is that Stone’s condition, which was a critical factor in the way the show played out, was based on Moffat’s own struggle with this form of severe eczema. On our show, Moffat, who like Stone is an attorney, discusses with Jane not only the highlights of his remarkable career and how he came to create “The Night Of,” but also how he copes with the significant physical and psychological impact of his own struggles with AD. Furthermore, he talks about his new project to help others so afflicted, “Understand AD: A Day in the Life,” which is an engaging short video that will to raise awareness and educate on this so far incurable disorder.