|October 27, 2003
GALESBURG - Actress Amy Carlson, one of the stars of the television series "Peacemakers," will give a talk, "Arts In Action," at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, November 13, in the Lincoln Room, Seymour Union, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. The lecture is part of the "Knox Talks" series. Tickets are $8.50 and include lunch. Reservations are due by November 10 and can be made by calling the Knox College Advancement Office, 309-341-7233.
Carlson, a 1990 Knox College graduate, will talk about her work as a television and film artist and the importance of funding for the arts.
Carlson has had an outstanding career in television. Formerly with the series "Third Watch," she now stars on the USA TV series "Peacemakers." She also portrayed the wife of the title character on the CBS prime-time series "Falcone," and has made guest appearances on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and "NYPD Blue."
Carlson was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 1998 for her work on the NBC dramatic series "Another World."
Carlson's film credits include "Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control," "If These Walls Could Talk 2," and "Thanks of a Grateful Nation."
Born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Carlson graduated cum laude from Knox with a degree in history and theatre. She has traveled extensively, has lived in the Middle East and participated in relief work in Africa. Currently residing in New York City, she is active in numerous charitable concerns, including the Creative Coalition, The Women's Campaign Fund, and St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Knox Talks is co-sponsored by Knox College and the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
Founded in 1837, Knox is a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, with students from 45 states and 42 nations. Knox's "Old Main" is a National Historic Landmark and the only building remaining from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates.
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