William Blinn is one of television's most distinguished writer-producers and has earned numerous honors, including Emmy Awards for his teleplays of the critically acclaimed Brian's Song and the ground-breaking mini-series Roots. He has created and/or produced such successful series as Fame; Eight is Enough; Starsky and Hutch; and The Rookies, as well as Our House; Boys of Twilight; and Aaron's Way. Mr. Blinn helped to pioneer the movie-of-the-week format with Brian's Song, and went on to write and/or produce such highly acclaimed productions as A Question of Love; All God's Children; The Lazarus Syndrome; and The Outside Woman, as well as Polly; Polly Comin' Home; Appearances; and Shaughnessy. His recent play, Walking Peoria, was picked as a Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice. He is also co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and he serves on the artistic board of Theater West in Hollywood.