(Left to right) Ukee Washington, Pat Ciarrocchi & Susan Schiller
Broadcast Pioneers Luncheon
Wednesday, September 18, 2002

On Wednesday, September 8, 2002, the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia their first meeting of the Fall season. Our guests for this occasion were three people from "Eyewitness News" at KYW-TV, Channel 3 in Philadelphia. They were: Anchors Ukee Washington and Pat Ciarrocchi (a member of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia) and Vice-President of News, Susan Schiller. All three are native Philadelphians. The meeting was moderated by Broadcast Pioneers President Bill (Wee Willie) Webber.

Each of our three guests spoke for several minutes to give us a little background. First to speak was Susan Schiller, VP of News at KYW-TV.

Watch Susan Schiller!

Next to address our organization was fellow Broadcast Pioneers member Pat Ciarrocchi, the Noon and 5 pm Anchor at the station.

Watch Pat Ciarrocchi!

After the ladies, Broadcast Pioneers President Bill Webber called on Pat's Co-Anchor Ukee Washington to speak to the organization.

Watch Ukee Washington!

After the opening statements, Bill Webber opened the meeting to the members who had plenty of questions for our guests. All of the questions and answers are on the next clip which was encoded as audio only.

Listen to the Questions & Answers!

Be advised that this program was encoded using the Snappy Deluxe, Version 3. While the audio was encoded in "real time," the video (because of the limitation of the Snappy) was not. Also, you will be viewing only 3 to 4 frames per second, instead of the normal 24 frames for film or 30 frames for television video. Because of that technology, the video may appear to be choppy and the audio and video may not always sync up properly. This is normal for material encoded with the Snappy. While today, the video may seem not state of the art, it was when it was encoded in 2002.

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