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CSI Executive Producer

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Buckeye Maniac, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. I was reading the Loveland Herald (Lovelands newspaper) when I saw a story about the executive producer of the CSI franchise. Her name is Ann Donahue. She was raised in Loveland, Ohio and she went to OSU for college.

    Her Hollywood biography...
  2. Gobucki

    Gobucki I'm using the Internet!!!

    I knew there was reason I loved CSI.
  3. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    This is way off subject, but my favorite two TV shows of all time, have a link...

    One of Smallville's producer's name is Joe Davola.

    As any Seinfeld fan worth a crap can tell you, "Crazy" Joe Davola is a casually reoccuring character on that show. Cooincidence?

  4. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Ann Donahue. That's my Mom. Well, at least they share the same name.
  5. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    CSI sucks so bad its not even funny. i cant understand how its the most watched TV show.

    oh wait, i can. cuz seinfeld is gone.
  6. Gobucki

    Gobucki I'm using the Internet!!!

    I guess you have to be into science and/or forensics.
  7. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    no i like that stuff....i just dont like how they can solve complex problems by making insane guesses and being right all the time.

    the one show i watched had some guy murdered. the wife was all cooperative and distraught. then they started to think she did it. so they went back to the wifes house and were nosing around again. i swear to god this is the scene:

    shes in the kitchen. he asks her whats wrong. she looks down at the floor and says nothing. he questions why she looked at that particular spot on the floor...takes the tile of where she looked (he knew exactly what spot she looked at) and has it analyzed. sure as shit theres some semen on the floor on that one spot on the tile. so they "deduce" that he was cheating on her and thats why she stabbed him to death.

    sorry...but if im watching a serious show like that, i hope that LOGIC plays a big part in it.
  8. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    3 of the top 8 shows right now... CSI (3), CSI-NY(6), CSI-Miami (8)...
  9. ManInBlack

    ManInBlack Banned

    <TV shows like CSI and Seinfeld are for complete losers who have nothing better to do with their time than obssess over some stupid subject most of america cares nothing about.
    The epitome was being in the bar an hour before Monday Night Football kicked off and these people (some males) having "Ally McBeal" get togethers. I had to sit there and watch the entire pre-game with the sound off in a corner>
  10. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    the world has gone to shit :sad2:
  11. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Just wait until they unveil their new show this fall, CSI Obetz.
  12. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    My wife watches all three shows (I do watch the original one still) and we laugh about why they even need cops anymore since the forensic team solves everything. The best part of the original one is Marg :biggrin:
  13. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    Hate to burst your bubble, but that show has very little to do with science and a lot to do with entertainment. The fact is most crimes are still solved the same was as they have always been solved, pounding the pavement looking for witnesses.

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=629 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=3>CSI shows give 'unrealistic view'

    </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=416><!-- S BO --><!-- S IBYL --><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=416 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=bottom>By Paul Rincon

    BBC News science reporter, in Washington DC


    <!-- E IBYL -->

    <!-- S IIMA --><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=203 align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>[​IMG] CSI: New York is the latest version of the popular show

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><!-- E IIMA -->People have unrealistic expectations of forensic science thanks to the success of the CSI TV shows, real experts say.

    Evidence submitted to forensic labs has shot up as a result of the programmes, at a time when many have large backlogs, science investigators claim.

    Lawyers also fear the effect because jurors have a distorted view of how forensic evidence is used.

    The issue was discussed at a major science conference in Washington DC.

    Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) and its spin-offs, CSI: Miami and CSI: New York, have proven exceptionally popular with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.

    In real time

    Each episode, a team of forensic investigators goes about solving a crime through the ingenious appliance of science - and the extensive resources at their disposal.

    "The CSI effect is basically the perception of the near-infallibility of forensic science in response to the TV show," said Max Houck, who runs a forensic science graduate course at West Virginia University, US.

    "This TV show comes on and everyone starts watching it - including the cops and prosecutors - and submissions to forensic laboratories go through the roof," he told the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

    The American forensics expert said there were roughly 200,000-300,000 backlogged DNA samples in US labs.

    Yet these constituted just 10% of the total test backlog, said Dr Houck.

    Forensic pathologist Dr Patricia McFeeley said she had started to see the show's influence in dealing with the families of victims.

    "What I find is that families now are more dissatisfied with the investigation than was previously the case," she explained.

    "For example, on television, the toxicology results are available almost instantaneously. But when people find out that it can take several months, they can find that very difficult."

    Study attraction

    Dr McFeeley added that the accuracy with which forensic investigators can determine time of death was far lower than most people's perceptions.

    The show's influence can follow forensic investigators all the way into the courtroom, making lawyers jittery.

    "Prosecutors fear the CSI effect with juries because, for example, they wonder: 'why wasn't everything tested?' Well, in fact, not everything needs to be tested," Dr Houck explained.

    "Defence attorneys also worry about the CSI effect because they think that jurors come in and have this view of science as a juggernaut; this objective method that's always accurate."

    However, he admitted the show had had positive as well as negative effects on the field. "My university course started with four graduates in 1999; we're now the largest major on campus - with 400 students," he said. Dr Houck added that there was an urgent need for better funding of forensic science at the university level: "There's more money spent in this country on holistic medicine than there is on forensic science research."

    And some more:

    Humans have used forensic entomology for centuries, but it has only recently gained attention in the United States by way of its popular culture depictions.

    But while television shows like "CSI" and its myriad spin-offs have brought forensic terms into the primetime vernacular, the dramatized versions that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up are anything but reality.

    "'CSI' is to real crime scene investigation as science fiction is to science," Kimsey said.

    Kimsey is the real deal in forensic entomology. His corner office in Briggs Hall is a testimony to his working relationship with insects of all sorts:<!-- E BO -->

  14. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    if you're gonna say there's no Santa Claus... I'm loggin off...
  15. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    :lol: Sorry. I didn't say it was a bad show, and it does seem like it's helping in generating interest in real CSI science.

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