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Veteran T.V. producer George Schlatter, of ‘Laugh In’ fame, to speak at Newhouse April 19
Veteran T.V. producer George Schlatter, of ‘Laugh In’ fame, to speak at Newhouse April 19April 13, 2006Jaime Winne Alvarezjlwinne@syr.edu
Veteran television producer, writer and director George Schlatter will appear at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications April 19 at 7 p.m. in A-2, Newhouse I. Schlatter, whose credits include “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In,” “Speak Up America” and “Real People,” will speak about his career. The event is free and open to the public. Paid parking will be available in the University Avenue Garage.
With the edgy and politically incorrect “Laugh In,” Schlatter changed the face of television and forged the model for “The Smothers Brothers,” “Saturday Night Live” and “Mad TV.” Over the years, he has received honors and awards including 25 Emmy nominations and five Emmys; Image Awards; Golden Globes; Television Critics Awards; the International Radio & Television “Man of the Year” Award; Directors Guild Award; Producers Guild “Man of The Year” Award and many others.
“Laugh In” was not Schlatter’s only contribution to American popular culture. His list of credits spans the golden years of live television. In 1979, he experimented with reality television when he produced the series “Real People,” and in 1980 he was executive producer of “Speak Up America.”
In 2003 he appeared in the television special, “Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales” and has appeared as a panelist and expert in shows including “The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments,” “Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics,” “TV Land Convention Special” and “Bitter Jester.”
For more information, contact Newhouse Professor Peter Moller at 443-4315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.