SUNY New Paltz distinguished Speaker Series

Ed Carroll

Ed Carroll

SUNY New Paltz’s Distinguished Speaker Series announces that Ed Carroll, chief operating officer at AMC Networks, will speak on “The ‘New’ Golden Age of Television” on Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., in Lecture Center 100/102 on the New Paltz campus. A dessert reception for ticket holders will follow the event.

In his talk, Carroll will discuss the second “golden age” of television in which movies are being replaced by television as the medium for thoughtful storytelling. He will explain how TV shows are selected and tested for airing, the future of the television industry, as well as present a special preview of AMC’s new series, “Halt & Catch Fire,” which premieres this summer.

A 26-year veteran at AMC Networks, Carroll has built some of the most successful brands in television — AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv — and has overseen the development of several successful television series, including “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead.” Carroll has expanded AMC Networks’ global presence into more than 20 countries and is the recipient of numerous industry honors, including the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA) Programming Vanguard Award, NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Young Leadership and a PromaxBDA Brand Builders Award.


Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. For further information and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 257-3880. Tickets may also be purchased at the SUNY New Paltz Parker Theatre Box Office or one hour prior to the event in the Lecture Center lobby.