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Tufts E-News: Roth Thanked At Globes

Tufts E-News: Roth Thanked At GlobesWarner Brothers' Peter Roth Called A "Knight In Shining Armor" During Golden Globes. Los Angeles.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [01.22.01] For the second time this year, Warner Brothers Exec Peter Roth -- a 1972 Tufts graduate -- was singled out for his work and support for the award-winning television series "West Wing."

After winning the Golden Globe for Best Drama series, West Wing executive producer Thomas Schlamme thanked several people key to the show's success, including Roth, who heads Warner Brothers Television which helped create and produce "West Wing" and Aaron Sorkin, the show's creator.

Calling supporters like Roth "knights in shining armor," Schlamme said: "From the first day of the pilot, [Roth and others] have done nothing but believe in us and support us."

Roth received similar praise during the Emmy Awards in September of 2000. During that awards show, "West Wing" earned nine awards, including "Outstanding Drama Series."

Tufts graduates helped secure 11 Golden Globe nominations for last night's broadcast, including seven of eight major television categories.

Earlier this month, the work of another Tufts graduate earned a prime-time award. Rob Burnett's "Ed" won a People's Choice Award for "Favorite New TV Comedy Series." Burnett graduated from Tufts in 1984.

Martin Sheen's image courtesy of NBC

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