Marcy Carsey

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President's Distinguished Speakers Series

Founder, Carsey-Werner Television
October 3, 2008

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Carsey-Werner Comedy Presentation

About Marcy Carsey

After graduating from UNH in 1966 with a degree in English, Marcy Carsey began her show business career as an NBC tour guide, and then production assistant on The Tonight Show. After leaving NBC she became Senior Vice President of Prime-Time Series at ABC. She went on to co-found Carsey-Werner Television, an independent production company responsible for some of the most highly rated and longest running sitcoms on TV including, The Cosby Show, Roseanne, 3rd Rock from the Sun and That 70's Show.

Carsey-Werner is a recognized force for its unique creative and strategic vision. Their expertise in creative development has garnered a long list of awards, while their programming has global impact, reaching over 175 countries. Carsey is frequently named one of the most powerful women in show business.

A founding member of the UNH Foundation Board of Directors, Carsey has worked tirelessly to ensure its success. In 2002, she made a $7.5 million gift to the university establishing the Carsey Institute for Effective Families and Communities. The institute links the university's centers that are already engaged in nationally and internationally recognized research to addressing the new reality of families, women, work and communities in the 21st century.