September 24, 2007 |
Viewers of NBC's drama "ER" appear to be taking some of the story lines to heart. Analyzing data from three surveys, both mail- and Web-based, USC researchers found that some viewers decided to mend unhealthful ways after watching three specific episodes of "ER" that aired in spring 2004. The episodes included a story about an African American teen, struggling with obesity and hypertension, who was advised to eat more vegetables and get more exercise. Published in the Sept.
December 4, 2006 |
"ER": "Scoop and Run," Nov. 23. The premise: ER resident Dr. Abby Lockhart (Maura Tierney) accompanies the crew of a medical evacuation helicopter to a local community hospital, where an 88-year-old woman is having a heart attack. Abby's hospital is a Level One Trauma Center with a cardiac catheterization lab, which the other hospital lacks.
May 15, 2005 |
ON a chilly Wednesday night in late April, Noah Wyle stood before a mirror on a Warner Bros. soundstage and spoke what are among his last lines as Dr. John Carter, the "ER" physician he's played since the show began over a decade ago. "It's been 11 years," he said. "And I feel like I pretty much grew up with all of you guys." It's a sentiment that resonates beyond the script for Wyle's last episode, which airs Thursday on NBC.
April 1, 2005 |
Noah Wyle, the only leading player from the original "ER" cast to have stayed with the show, will leave the medical drama at the end of this season. But he won't disappear entirely: NBC says the actor has committed to returning for four episodes in each of the next two seasons. Wyle, who plays Dr. John Carter, will bid farewell to colleagues at the Chicago hospital in the season finale, scheduled for broadcast May 19.
January 8, 2005
Actress Cynthia Nixon, of "Sex and the City" fame, has signed on to guest star on ER. The episode will air Feb. 17 at 10 p.m. on NBC. She plays a soccer mom who suffers a stroke and is rushed to the emergency room. Oscar winner Sissy Spacek has also signed on to guest star on the show, in an episode that will air Feb. 10.
September 11, 2004 |
Noah Wyle, the last continuous on-air link to the NBC medical drama "ER's" freshman season in 1994, seems headed for the doctor's retirement home. Wyle, who plays Dr. John Carter, told E! Entertainment Television on Thursday that he planned to leave the show at the end of this season, when his contract expires. "I've just got other stuff going in my life right now," Wyle said.