A&E Network Executives to Discuss Crime TV at Eastern
WILLIMANTIC, CT (10/26/2018) Three executives from the Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E) will visit Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 7 to discuss the criminal world as portrayed on television. The event will occur from 3-5 p.m. in the Johnson Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library. The public is invited to this free event.
The panel will feature A&E executives Laura Fleury, senior vice president of programming, Sean Gottlieb, vice president of development and programming, and Peter Tarshis, executive producer of A&E and Lifetime Movies Network.
"The format will be a panel discussion about crime television programming on A&E networks," said Sociology Professor William Lugo.
Faculty from Eastern's criminology and sociology programs will sit on the panel to moderate the discussion. The event will feature short TV clips from A&E crime shows.
"We'll analyze how crime is portrayed on television as well as help viewers separate fact from fiction," said Lugo.
The executives will also discuss the process of launching and managing shows.
Fleury has produced many of the network's top-rated series, including the Emmy-nominated "Beyond Scared Straight." Gottlieb is the executive producer of "Live PD" and is a seasoned producer with more than 20 years in the television industry. Tarshis has produced series such as "The First 48" and "The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case."
The event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology and Social Work.
Written by Michael Rouleau
Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut's public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In addition to attracting students from 163 of Connecticut's 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 26 other states and 20 other countries. A residential campus offering 40 majors and 65 minors, Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities. Ranked the 25th top public university in the North Region by U.S. News and World Report in its 2018 Best College ratings, Eastern has also been awarded 'Green Campus' status by the Princeton Review eight years in a row. For more information, visit www.easternct.edu.
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