In 1990, Medstar began to produce programming for cable television including The Discovery Channel, HBO and TLC. In 1995, the company created the "Medical Detectives" series on forensic science, which premiered on TLC in April of 1995. It was the first reality based forensic series on television and used a 'murder mystery' approach to documentary storytelling.
In 2000, the Medical Detectives series moved to the CourtTV network (now TruTV) where it was re-titled "Forensic Files" and quickly became the networks highest rated television series. Internationally, the series is licensed in over 142 countries where it remains enormously popular. Peter Thomas narrates the series which is still in production, with more than 300 episodes (and counting.)
In 2002, Forensic Files made history as the first prime time television series originally produced for cable to air on a commercial network, NBC, as a summer replacement series.
Paul Dowling Paul Dowling is the co-founder of Medstar Television and graduated from The Juilliard School in New York City with both a Bachelors and Masters Degree. Dowling created both the "Medical Detectives" television series on TLC and "Forensic Files" on CourtTV, later renamed TruTV. He currently acts as the series Executive Producer and Writer. Dowling also co-wrote the book "The Official Forensic Files Casebook" with Vince Sherry, first published in September, 2004.
Vince Sherry Producer/Writer
Kelly Ann Martin Senior Producer
Christine Stewart Associate Producer
Erin Wilt Phil Claroni Lindsey Kerecz Helene Roberts Assistant Producers
Ed Hydock Production Coordinator
Michael Novak Post-Production Coordinator
Matthew Hensel Senior Editor
Michael Duffield Pete Hensel Amber Schmidt April Maddona Editors
Jonathan Bailey Art Director
Vince Ellis Director of Photography
Michael Jordan Reenactment Director
Jennelle Jones Recreation Producer
Derek Kulhamer Mark McClure Production Assistants