Geer Village author series

Consultant explains how Dr. House came to life

NORTH CANAAN — An intriguing guest speaker, part of Geer Village’s author series, offered sage advice sprinkled with an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at a hit television show when she spoke Nov. 3.

Lisa Sanders is a former CBS News producer, now a medical doctor, Yale professor, New York Times Magazine columnist and author. It is not by chance that she is also a technical consultant on the long-running Fox show, “House.”

The show was inspired by her “Diagnosis” column, in which she presents a single, difficult case each week and offers readers the opportunity to make a diagnosis.

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