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>A great opportunity.
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>THE MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO
>UNIVERSITY SATELLITE SEMINAR SERIES
>1996 FALL SEMESTER
>MADE POSSIBLE BY GENERAL MOTORS
>
>The Museum of Television & Radio, with the support of General Motors,
>continues the extremely successful University Satellite Seminar Series for
>the 1996-97 Academic Year.  We initiated this project last year with two
>programs each on the topics of Television and the Presidency  and
>Traditions in Sports on Television.  These seminars, presented as real-time
>videoconferences, are offered without charge to universities and colleges
>across the country and include a live question and answer session with our
>extended college audience.
>
>The series continues during the Fall 1996 with Television: The Creative
>Process.  Each seminar will be an instructive case study on how prime-time
>television - encompassing drama, comedy, and the documentary program is
>conceptualized and created.  These seminars are:
>
>Writing for Television: The Legal Genre
>Monday, October 21, 1996 * 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time
>
>Creating Prime-Time Drama: Party of Five
>Tuesday, October 29 * 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time
>
>Creating Prime-Time Comedy: The Simpsons
>Thursday, November 14, 1996 * 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time
>
>Ken Burns: The Historical Narrative on Television
>Tuesday, November 19, 1996 * 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
>
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>In depth descriptions of each seminar follow.  For your convenience, there
>is a 'request for information form' at the bottom of this document.
>
>Please feel free to offer any suggestions which might help us in planning
>future programs or forward a copy of this message to your colleagues.
>Ritty Burchfield, Satellite Seminars Coordinator
>Phone:  212-621-6723
>Fax:    212-621-6765
>E-mail address  [log in to unmask]
>We look forward to working with you on this exciting project.
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>
>Writing for Television: the Legal Genre
>Monday, October 21, 1996 * 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time
>
>Reginald Rose, the creator of The Defenders, wrote thirty-two years ago
>that the legal drama offers television writers a "natural area of
>development for stories of crisis in human affairs...That is precisely what
>all law is about." Over the years, different writers and producers have
>used this basic foundation for vastly different purposes.  Some, like the
>creative teams behind Perry Mason and Matlock, have aimed to create
>first-rate entertainment; other, in the tradition of Rose, have sought to
>explore complex legal, moral and sociological issues - even the meaning of
>life itself.
>
>In this seminar, the writers of some of the most distinguished legal dramas
>in television history will discuss the creative challenges and
>opportunities represented by the genre.  They will also explore how
>society's image of the lawyer - and the law - has evolved over the years
>and how these changes have been reflected in television programming.
>
>Panelists: Jackson Gillis, Perry Mason; Dean Hargrove, Matlock, Perry Mason
>television movies; Abby Man, The Marcus-Nelson Murders, Judgment at
>Nuremberg,The Atlanta Child Murders, Indictments: The McMartin Case; David
>E. Kelley, L.A. Law, Picket Fences, The Practice; Judith Paige Mitchell,
>The Client; Dick Wolf, Law & Order, Feds, The Wright Verdicts
>
>Creating Prime-Time Drama: Party of Five
>Tuesday, October 29 * 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time
>
>The creators, director and members of the cast of Party of Five will
>discuss the making of this unusual drama about five siblings raising
>themselves after their parents' deaths.  The Fox series has won critical
>kudos - and several awards - for substantive story lines and compelling
>characters.  This seminar will examine how the show's story lines are
>interwoven and how characters are developed over time as well as taking a
>look at the process of audience development.  Now in its third season,
>Party of Five has developed a loyal audience following, particularly among
>Generation X viewers, which has been instrumental in keeping the series on
>the air.  Selected television clips from the previous seasons of Party of
>Five will be shown to give a basis for the discussion.
>
>Panelists: Christopher Keyser, creator and executive producer; Amy Lippman,
>creator and executive producer; Ken Topolsky, director and co-executive
>producer; Mark B. Perry, writer and co-executive producer; cast members to
>announced
>
>
>Creating Prime-Time Comedy: The Simpsons
>Thursday, November 14, 1996 * 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time
>
>Now in its eighth season, The Simpsons has reinvented the sitcom format
>while serving up clever commentary on contemporary life and culture.  This
>seminar with Matt Groening and members of The Simpsons' creative team and
>cast will focus on how each show evolves from original idea, through script
>and story board development, and into production.
>
>Panelists: Matt Groening, creator and executive producer; Bill Oakley,
>executive producer; Josh Weinstein, executive producer; David Silverman,
>supervising animation producer; Nancy Cartwright, cast member (Bart)
>
>
>Ken Burns: The Historical Narrative on Television
>Tuesday, November 19, 1996 * 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
>
>Filmmaker Ken Burns, whose eleven-hour documentary The Civil War was among
>the most widely seen programs in PBS history, will discuss how he developed
>his documentary style to explore many facets of the American experience.
>In addition, Mr. Burns will reflect on his career from his earliest work -
>1981's hour-long, Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge - to the
>eighteen-and-a-half-hour, Emmy Award-winning Baseball.  Mr. Burns will
>comment on clips from his work and speak about his upcoming projects,
>including a multipart history of jazz.
>
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> INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION REQUEST FORM
>
>Please complete and return to: Ritty Burchfield, University Satellite
>Seminars Series, Museum of Television and Radio <[log in to unmask]>
>
>Please send me registration forms for the following seminars:
>
>[x] Writing for Television: the Legal Genre
>[x] Creating Prime-Time Drama: Party of Five
>[x] Creating Prime-Time Comedy: The Simpsons
>[x] Ken Burns: The Historical Narrative on Television
>
>My mailing address is:
>Name: Al Folker
>Title: Director of Television Services
>Department: Radio-TV-Film
>University: UW-Oshkosh
>Address: Arts & Communications Bldg.
>City, State, Zip: Oshkosh, WI 54901
>Telephone: (414)424-3133
>Fax: (414) 424-1279
>
>Message:
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