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For the last three years I've taught a course on producing a pilot of a tv series. It has been fascinating to watch students create their own post-9/11 narratives. Student work sometimes imitates what's on the screen but, mercifully, this has not been the case so far in this class. All 16 members of the class pitch a story and gradually the whole class settles on the one it most wants to produce. All students write at least one scene, then each student takes a creative role in the production. (We use professional actors and even build our own sets!). The students are all very concentrated on their individual roles, and yet the projects themselves are thematically fascinating -- dealing with their own identity (and sexual identity), with malevolent authority, and with their perceived conflict between "life" and "work." It was mentioned in the program that watching tv is something of a ritual activity. I would like to propose that the creative act of producing a tv show (under the right circumstances, with creative and committed people) can also be a rewarding, empowering, and creative experience. TK (Emerson College, Boston.)