Tyler Perry on the Gift of Storytelling

Season 4
Aired on 01/03/2017 | CC tv-14
Tyler Perry, writer and creator of The Haves and the Have Nots, gives a candid and thoughtful glimpse into his creative process. "I found a love of storytelling when I was a kid," Tyler says. "Because of a lot of the things that I endured, I developed a very vivid imagination. And no matter what was going on in the house—no matter how much hell was breaking loose—I could just go somewhere into my head and be in a much better place."

Watch as Tyler discusses the universal themes in his stories and how he creates characters and plotlines that serve a greater purpose.

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