“There are two ways of spreading light:
To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

- Edith Wharton
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FOS illuminates the human spirit through the assimilation of cultures and ideas. 

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A lifelong collector of rare first editions, author and United States Presidential letters, and related ephemera, Larry James Gianakos’ gathering of Pulitzer Prize literature assembled over the course of almost four decades is now considered by many antiquarian booksellers to be definitive. A nationally acclaimed writer, historian, and lecturer, Gianakos has been considered the “preeminent historian of American entertainment broadcasting” (J. Fred MacDonald, Choice, June 1988), principally by way of his now classic seven-volume Television Drama Series Programming: A Comprehensive Chronicle, 1947-2008 (Scarecrow Press). He has critically examined dozens of individual dramatic teleplays for several national communications journals, and most recently, authored the liner notes “Resurrection of an Era” for the premiere release of the Archive of American Television in conjunction with Koch/Lorber, named the best DVD boxed set of the year by the Huffington Post. Gianakos is a member of the Upper Great Lakes Chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Warren High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, and a lifetime member of The Players, Manhattan’s celebrated theatre organization.