[FoRK] Its almost programmer's time

Owen Byrne owen at permafrost.net
Thu Sep 9 21:26:53 PDT 2004

Having spent some time working with *epidemioligists*, - I have to say - 
programming is more exciting - someday someone will figure out
how to make a TV show about programmers. Perhaps sometime after we have 
a union to rival the AMA.


> Welcome to the
> *Medical Investigation *
> guide at TV Tome.
> Neal McDonough 
> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-26257/>(NBC's 
> "Boomtown 
> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-9581/>") 
> and Kelli Williams 
> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-1517/> 
> ("The Practice 
> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-223/>") 
> return to series television as members of a mobile medical team from 
> the National Institutes of Health (NIH) who are summoned in a 
> heartbeat to scope out -- and hopefully snuff out -- outbreaks of 
> unexplained and fearful diseases. These specialists drop out of the 
> sky anywhere and have government carte blanche to take charge when 
> people start dying, which requires them to medically re-construct 
> grisly events to prevent the next epidemic, plague or contagion.
> McDonough stars as Dr. Stephen Connor, the leader of the team whose 
> take-charge attitude has enabled him to save the lives of millions, 
> but in the process, has sadly cost the separated Connor his family. 
> Williams portrays Dr. Natalie Durant, who specializes in pathology and 
> epidemiology and works under the supervision of Connor, a man whom she 
> respects, but is willing to stand up to in any life-threatening 
> situation.
> The elite team also includes Troy Winbush 
> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-2290/> 
> ("John Q. 
> <http://www.movietome.com/movietome/servlet/MovieMain/movieid-810/>") 
> as specialist Frank Powell, a quiet but intense medical inspector who 
> is friends with Connor. Likewise, Powell works well with Dr. Miles 
> McCabe (Christopher Gorham 
> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-703/>, 
> "Jake 2.0 
> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-16751/>"), 
> the newest and youngest member of the team who tries to prove his 
> "wunderkind" reputation is deserved -- but struggles to mature and 
> keep pace with his colleagues in the big leagues. Anna Belknap 
> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-29056/> 
> ("The Handler 
> <http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-19534/>") 
> also stars as the NIH's publicity liaison Eva Rossi, a woman who uses 
> unconventional methods to keep the media at bay in the middle of a 
> crisis.

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