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Award-winning producer Tom Fontana returns home to Buffalo

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Award-winning television writer and producer Tom Fontana returns to his hometown Saturday for the Downtown Jesuits Distinguished Speaker Series, beginning at 2 p.m. at St. Michael's Church in Buffalo. The Hollywood legend is widely credited with creating the gritty mix of humor and realism we see in modern, hour-long drama series. All this from the young man who worked at Freddie's Doughnuts while a student at Canisius High School. He also did not shy away from some non-Hollywood questions in an interview with WBFO's Marian Hetherly.

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Expanded interview: Tom Fontana talks about how growing up in Buffalo informs his writing, his early start as a writer, his Catholic upbringing and today's priest abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.

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Expanded interview: Tom Fontana talks about the midterm election, his new Showtime series, his 'dream" to film in Buffalo and what kind of work he still wants to do.

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