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WRITING FOR TV IS TOPIC OF LECTURE

Writer and producer Paul Dowling will discuss "Writing for Television" as part of the 2006 Faculty Lecture Series at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Atrium at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

Dowling is the executive producer, writer and creator of Forensic Files, a television series airing on the CourtTV Network about criminal cases solved by forensic science. It is CourtTV's highest-rated series and airs in more than 142 countries worldwide. Forensic Files made television history as the first series produced for cable television to air on a commercial network (NBC) in prime time as a summer replacement series.

Dowling also has produced television specials on the JFK assassination and the Lindbergh baby kidnapping. He is the author of the "Forensic Files Casebook" and was the executive producer and creator of Medical Detectives on TLC as well as specials and series on HBO, The Discovery Channel, and others.

In 1982, Dowling founded Medstar Television, a company that produces and distributes medical news stories to hundreds of television stations daily.

Dowling received both bachelor's and master's degrees from the Juilliard School in New York City.

The lecture is open to the public and free of charge.

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