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“As Seen on TV: Law and Courts in Prime Time”

College of Law, Room 204

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Jonathan Greene is a writer and co-executive producer for the NBC television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” on which he just completed his 10th season. He came to dramatic television after a career in broadcast journalism spanning 15 years, beginning as a radio reporter and moving to television as a news producer and executive in stations spanning Upstate New York and New York City, Florida, New England, North Carolina and Ohio. He last served as writer, producer and director of documentaries at Court TV (now TruTV). His last documentary, “The Interrogation of Michael Crowe,” earned him and the network a DuPont-Columbia Award. During his tenure at “SVU,” Greene’s episodes have contributed to the show’s many honors, including Emmy nominations for lead actors Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay and a guest-star Emmy win for film icon Leslie Caron. He has been a finalist for the Humanitas Prize and the Edgar Allen Poe Award given by the Mystery Writers of America. In addition, his episodes have won “SVU” the Golden Psi award from the American Psychological Association, the Socially Responsible Media Award given by Physicians for Social Responsibility and three Prism Commendations from the Entertainment Industries Council. Greene holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in communications from SU. The Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media (IJPM) at Syracuse University has announced its Spring 2010 lecture series on “Law, Politics and the Media.”Today’s American judicial system operates in a complex environment of legal principle, political pressure and media coverage. The series provides an introduction to the court system and its environment as a single, integrated subject of study and features speakers from a variety of legal, political and media backgrounds, including practicing lawyers, published authors, leading scholars and court researchers. “Law, Politics and the Media” lectures are free and open to the public. They take place from 3:50–5:10 p.m. in Room 204 of the Syracuse University College of Law. Paid parking is available in SU pay lots.The lecture series is part of an interdisciplinary course on law, politics and the media cross-listed between the College of Law, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The course is taught by SU professors Keith Bybee (IJPM director) and Roy Gutterman (IJPM associate director), and funded through support from the John Ben Snow Foundation and the Carnegie Corp. of New York.

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