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MTV's 'Loveline' hosts present UI Welcome Week lecture Aug. 27

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Dr. Drew Pinsky and Adam Carolla, co-hosts of MTV's "Loveline" show, will present a University of Iowa Welcome Week lecture Wednesday, Aug. 27.

The lecture, titled "You're on the Loveline with Dr. Drew and Adam Carolla," will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. Admission is free and open to the general public. The event is sponsored by the UI Lecture Committee. Persons with a disability who are in need of accommodations in order to participate should contact the Lecture Committee in advance at (319) 335-3255.

"Loveline," a popular late night show that debuted last December on MTV after a successful radio run, features laughs and advice about love, sex and relationships. Hosted by popular radio talk show personalities Carolla and practicing physician Pinsky, "Loveline" airs Monday through Friday.

Pinsky and Carolla combine humor and professional insight to tackle a myriad of questions and situations presented to them by members of the studio audience and from viewers around the country via telephone, home video, fax, email and the Picture-Tel video conference system (a remote feed from bars and restaurants and other distant locations).

Carolla keeps things light and playful, while Pinsky skillfully steers people on the right love track with the help of nightly celebrity guests.

Pinsky holds a medical degree from the University of Southern California, where he served as chief resident. A board certified internist and addictionalogist, he is the medical director of the department of chemical dependency services at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, and the chief of service in the department of medicine. In addition, he is president of the Pasadena Medical Society and the editor of the Los Angeles County Medical Association magazine.

During his fourth year of medical school, Pinsky began his broadcast career as a volunteer co-host of a late-night radio show. Over the years, the show evolved into "Loveline," which is now syndicated to more than 21 markets. Pinsky continues to co-host the radio version of the show in addition to the MTV show, while maintaining his medical practice.

Carolla, on the other hand, attributes his ability to discuss issues surrounding the matters of the heart in a fun, yet sincere manner, to his upbringing as the son of a psychologist and the grandson of a sex therapist (his 82-year-old grandmother) and to his training with the famous Groundlings and Acme Improv groups in Los Angeles. His character, "Mr. Birchum, the shop teacher," on KROQ-FM in Los Angeles was well known and caught the attention of Pinsky and the station brass, who brought him to the "Loveline" radio show to add a few laughs.

8/18/97