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Happy Valley to Hollywood

Four Penn State alumni who have left an indelible mark on American television will take center stage at Penn State’s University Park campus on Friday, Oct. 26, for an informal conversation titled “Happy Valley to Hollywood.” Panelists are Gerald Abrams, Don Bellisario, Carmen Finestra and James P. Jimirro. All four have been honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest award for an individual, and among them they have won or have been nominated for 15 Emmy Awards from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The 75-minute program will begin at 3 p.m. in the 388-seat Playhouse Theatre, adjacent to the Forum Building. The event is sponsored by the College of Communications and the College of Arts & Architecture. The program is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.