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A very sultry and streamy day, we shot our "sizzle" reel footage on location. Here are Gina and Christopher at Constitution Hall. See the final cut here.
Christopher makes his 349th pass through Elfreth's Alley for the opening and closing sequences.
"Hey, that's Gina Passarella" says a little girl who recognizes her from the program.
Guests from the November taping of "Workers Comp Reform: Medical Care & Drug Addiction."
L to R: Matthew Wynn, host Christopher Naughton, Laurie Carrol, the Hon. Joseph Hakun, and George Badey.
The American Law Journal
is honored with two Emmys in the National Academy
of Television Arts & Sciences
Mid-Atlantic region, September 2016.
View the news release here
Our friends at the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV gave us this footage. A great night- and a surprise to get not one but two Emmy awards
Appeared in American Lawyer Media's "Corporate Counsel" magazine November, 2016
Guests from the November taping of "The 'Wild West' of Defective Products: Unreasonably dangerous?"
L to R: Brandon Swartz, Jon Dryer, host Christopher Naughton, Jerry Baldino, William Ricci.
All four guests had something in common: they are all have J.D. degrees from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Valerie Jones, Producer at the 2016 Emmy Ceremony
The Hon. Paul Panepinto
Gina Passarella, our feature reporter and Senior Editor, Business of Law for the American Lawyer Media Global Newsroom
Anthony Haller of Blank Rome & Mary Tiernan
of the EEOCcelebrate their appearance
on the Emmy winning program
The editorial and production executive team: Christopher, Associate Producer Jenn Conway, Senior Producer Valerie Jones and Director of Production Andrew Schaeffer on the set.
At one of our recent productions, guests to our studio asked what it was so, as the intrepid curiousity-seekers we are, we asked around. Jeff Kuhns, Engineer at WFMZ-TV, clued us in.
This is a type of particle accelerator, a klystron. Some are used in the transmission of broadcast signals. This Varian-brand klystron is retired from service at the hilltop station, where it sat at the base of the tower to power (with a whole lot of oomph) signals to the top where they could then be broadcast long distances.
The klystron, also called a specialized linear-beam vacuum tube, was the invented of Russell & Sigurd Varian in 1937. These Irish-American brothers were early Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, incorporating Varian Associates in 1948 to "conduct general research in the field of physical science of every kind or nature.
Neither took the conventional path to a career that most did in their era; if you read the history at the second link below, you'll learn one was dyslexic and the other too impatient for school. Sounds like some of the most prominent "tech titans' of our day. Also described at that link are the tremendous contributions to both communications and war efforts- including applications for radar- during a critical time in our nation's history.
That ends the broadcast engineering lesson of the day.
History of Communications & Power Industries LLC (formerly Electron Device Business of Varian Associates, Inc.)
If that's not enough, check out this academic paper from Stanford University: High Power Klystrons: Theory & Practice.