Carol is a former lawyer.
Carol is one of eight writers for the television show "CSI". She is one of three women, the other five being men.
Carol graduated from Cornell University in 1973.
Carol Mendelsohn: (On "CSI"'s kinkiest episodes) We try to think, 'What would our fans like to see? What would be a thrill ride?' Our job is to make them want to come back next week, to create a great hour. That's the guidepost to everything we do.
Carol: A lot of times when all the guys went to lunch, the door would literally slam in my face. I would go to lunch with the assistants, who were women.
Carol: Lee Majors once said to me, `Where did you learn to write like a man?' That was a compliment.
Carol: (When asked about some of the more out-there story lines on "CSI") In Vegas, anything goes.
Carol: As a fan [of CSI], I want to know a little more about [the characters].
Carol: I think a show starts to struggle when it's reactive to external events, as opposed to growing and evolving from what is happening organically in the show.
Carol: Obviously ["CSI" is] not a soap opera. We are not a serial. We will always be a show about science, mystery, clues and twists and turns.
Carol: You can't write a show unless you talk about who these people are and what makes them tick. We don't always show what makes them tick, but when a situation presents itself, when a story lends itself to that, it's exciting for both the writers and the actors to have a little blip of the private person.
Carol: I was a little concerned, [about the competition between "CSI" and "Grey's Anatomy"] but I learned from that. I learned that two great shows can coexist on a night. There is enough audience. I believe that it's a lot of competition for us, it makes next season very exciting for us. It's a great show. I don't know what's going to happen but I do think we can both coexist on that night. And we're going to do our best to deliver the best season ever.
Carol: At the moment ["CSI"] is about Grissom and his team, and I hope it will always be about that.
Carol: In real life, relationships take a long time to develop. Real life isn't a soap opera. And real lives change and flow.
Carol: Only by seeing strong role models, can girls realize that everything's possible.
Carol: I believe you can change the way people look at the world, without hitting them over the head, through the power of the pen.
Carol: Once you start that train, it keeps moving. There's never an uninterrupted moment. It's like running a big corporation.
Carol: I loved the life you could have in Ithaca.
Carol: I'm a huge Liev Schreiber fan. On stage or in film, I think he's one of the finest actors of his generation.
Carol: (Of her work on "CSI") I've never been on a show with so many writers.
Carol: [The science on "CSI" is] approachable, understandable and fun.
Carol: The one thing Jerry Bruckheimer said to us from the beginning is, 'When people are surfing, I want them to stop and say, "That's a Bruckheimer show".
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