The University Record, April 16, 1996

British comedy producer will give Stasheff Lecture Friday

British television comedy producer Dan Patterson, a U-M alumnus, will discuss and present video clips of his work in the free, public Stasheff Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday (April 19) in Room 1324, East Hall (formerly East Engineering Building).

Patterson, who received a master's degree in telecommunication from the U-M in 1983, is producer of the award -winning British television comedy series "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" He also produces "Clive Anderson Talks Back" for Britain's Channel 4 and has produced several other programs for the BBC.

Sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, the Stasheff Lecture is named in honor of Edward Stasheff, long-time U-M professor and television director best known for his ABC series "I Cover Times Square."

Past Stasheff Lecturers include directors Lawrence Kasdan and Ralph Nelson, journalists Camille D'Arienzo, Andrea Joyce and Brendan O'Reilly, and the late Burton Benjamin, former president of CBS News.

For more information on Patterson's talk, call communication studies, 764-0420.