‘Mercy Street’ Creator Says Confederate Flag Controversy ‘Has Been On All of Our Minds’

David Zabel, co-creator and executive producer of PBS’ upcoming Civil War-era drama series “Mercy Street,” said that the recent controversy over the Confederate flag has informed the making of the show.

“Of course it’s been something that has been on all of our minds making the show,” Zabel said Saturday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “I believe the show will be even more useful now.” The controversy over the flag, he added,...

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