CHICAGOLAND's Craig Harris Answers Five Questions

CHICAGOLAND's Craig Harris Answers Five Questions

On the heels of the season finale for the CNN series CHICAGOLAND, we thought we'd reach out to one of the show's Chicago producers, Craig Harris for this week's installment of Five Questions with SCREEN.

You can watch the show here and read his answers below.

SCREEN: What's the proudest moment of your career?

HARRIS: The first time one of my scripts was produced for television and broadcasted. I’ve won some awards in my career, but nothing compared to the first time I saw and heard dialogue that I crafted during the early pre-dawn hours after a long night of writing. It was very fulfilling.

SCREEN: Describe your perfect Sunday.

HARRIS: Regardless if it’s a family activity or outing, or just a lazy afteroon relaxing with my wife and two daughters after service, a perfect Sunday is one spent with family.

SCREEN: What is the most memorable scene for you from CHICAGOLAND so far?

HARRIS: My most memorable scene from CHICAGOLAND isn’t a scene, but the news that the legendary, Harper Lee, who’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is one of my all-time favorite novels, was a huge fan of the show and watched faithfully every Thursday. Very memorable, indeed.

SCREEN: Cubs or Sox?

HARRIS: Sox! I’m a South Side kid born in Englewood! I can die happily having witnessed a Chicago White Sox World Series Championship during my lifetime.

SCREEN: Best kept secret?

HARRIS: I’ve been a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 8 years and that I do a spot on Elmo impersonation.


SCREEN: What's your favorite American city? Foreign city? Why?

HARRIS: Chicago is a world class, quintessentially American city grounded with Midwestern values. Milan, Italy, is breathtakingly beautiful, which is why it’s the namesake of my oldest daughter.