Buffalo, N.Y. (November 5, 2019) – The Buffalo History Museum continues its tradition of Giants of Buffalo, a series of programs dedicated to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in their life’s vocation, with “Giants of Buffalo Film: Tom Fontana.”

Tom Fontana is a Buffalo-born writer and producer, who, among many other accomplishments, is known for the creation of HBO’s “Oz” and NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street”. He has written articles for The New York Times, TV Guide, and Esquire, produced numerous plays from theatres in New York City to San Francisco, and has taught at universities and colleges, including the State University College at Buffalo, his alma mater, from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters.

The program will engage the audience in an informal talk-show format about Fontana’s personal stories as experienced by career choices, industry practices of the day, impact on our region, and inevitable changes. The program will be moderated by Steve Cichon, author of a number of books on Buffalo’s history, writer of BN Chronicles, historian, and local radio and TV personality.

Event Details:

Time: 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception | 6:30 p.m. Program Begins

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Place: The Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo NY

Admission: Members $10; General Admission $25; Patron $50

Tickets: Online; by phone at (716) 873-9644 ext. 309; or in person with Guest Services

For more information, call 716-873-9644 or visit us online at www.buffalohistory.org. Program is generously sponsored by M&T Bank and the M&T Third Fridays series, Buffalo Brewing Company, and WBBZ TV.

About The Buffalo History Museum
The Buffalo History Museum has been Western New York’s premier historical organization since 1862. We are the keepers of the authentic stories that make our community unique. Our collections, exhibits, and programs tell the stories of the people, events, and movements that demonstrate Western New York’s essential place in shaping American history.

The Buffalo History Museum is a private not-for-profit organization tax exempt under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We receive operating support from the County of Erie, the City of Buffalo, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from donors, members, and friends. The Buffalo History Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


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