Fresno State professor peeks behind TV curtain

Fresno State’s Jes Therkelsen was one of 20 professors from across the country selected by the Television Academy to participate in its annual Faculty Seminar. The five-day event held in North Hollywood gave the educators a chance to interact with high-level industry professionals to discuss topics such as programming, making a pilot, movies for television and securing rights.


Sam Elliott shows how the West was fun

You hear it the moment he says hello. Sam Elloitt’s deep, gravely voice comes across like he’s spent a lifetime drinking the cheapest whiskey at the most rundown saloon in the Old West. He can read a Chinese menu and make it sound like a Louis L’Amour novel.

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