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Hatfields & McCoys: One Man’s 30-Year Obsession

Mini-series starring Kevin Costner set ratings records

Producer Leslie Greif ran into one roadblock after another in his quest to produce a miniseries about America’s most notorious family feud. After a 30-year quest (Burt Lancaster was at one time interested in the lead role), Grief finally accomplished his dream last spring—with one of the highest-rated shows in cable TV history. He tells Bill Newcott what it was like to pursue the project of a lifetime. 

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