We start off our new season of "Third Wednesday" luncheons with a very interesting one. It's all about how the media covered the most horrible terrorist attack on our shores, 9-11.
It's been 15 years since the 411 police, fire fighters and paramedics gave their lives trying to protect those they were serving, the people. It's been a decade and a half since the almost three thousand people lost their lives because of these attacks.
Our MC for the afternoon is Broadcast Pioneers member Dom Giordano, heard mornings from 9 am until 12 noon on Talk Radio 1210, WPHT.
Our panel will include:
Natasha Brown, CBS 3 Reporter and Weekend News Anchor
Karen Curry, Executive Director of the Rudman Institute at Drexel
Harry Donahue, former KYW Newsradio Morning News Co-Anchor
Tim Lambert, Multimedia News Director for WITF in Harrisburg, PA
Robin Mackintosh, former KYW-TV, CBS 3 News Reporter
MORE ABOUT OUR PANELISTS:
Natasha Brown in 2001 was a reporter/anchor for WPXI, Pittsburgh. She was on the ground in Somerset County, the site of the plane crash in Western Pennsylvania. The aircraft was brought down by passengers to prevent terrorists from flying it to Washington. While the target has never been announced, it is believed to have been either the White House or the Capitol.
Karen Curry in 2001 was Executive Producer for the CNN News Network's coverage of 9-11 and its aftermath. She was Vice-President and New York Bureau Chief. Previously, she was NBC News' London Bureau Chief. There, she managed the largest bureau outside the U.S. and directed coverage of the United Kingdom and elsewhere including the death of Princess Diana.
Harry Donahue is well-known throughtout the Delaware Valley as the former morning news anchor on 1060, KYW Newsradio, the all-news radio voice of the Delaware Valley. Harry held that position for a quarter of a century and it was Harry who was on the air at the time of the terrorists attacks. It was he who first brought us the information on KYW Newsradio.
Tim Lambert was, in 2001, a reporter/anchor for WGET Radio, Gettysburg. Two years later, he moved to WITF, Harrisburg. In 2007, he was the only Pennsylvania broadcast journalist honored with a national Murrow Award for his report on the 5th anniversary of the crash of Flight 93. The story was a personal one for Tim; his family owned a portion of the crash site.
Robin Mackintosh is known as "a reporter's reporter" covering news in the Delaware Valley for over a third of a century for KYW-TV. Robin was one of the local television reporters on the ground during the station's live 9-11 coverage. Robin Mackintosh was also involved in numerous KYW-TV, CBS 3 broadcasts about 9-11 memorials and the aftermath of the attack.
This is a serious topic and our panelists will try to tell you how it looked from their perspective. If you want to learn, please come to this luncheon. Call your friends and bring people with you. You will be educated.
It all takes place at the beautiful and historic Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Avenue (across the street from the state police) in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. Only minutes away from Channels 6, 10 and 17 and the radio stations in Bala Cynwyd. Call now for reservations. (856) 365-5600! Don't miss this one! THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Plenty of FREE parking. Our luncheons are open to all our members, their guests and any person in the industry or associated fields, whether active or retired. You do NOT have to be a member to attend. There is no reserved seating at our luncheons. Feel free to sit anywhere. Well, okay--the three people on the camera crew sit near the cameras, but that's in the back of the room.
The cost is only a donation of $28 (or more) per person! In order to speed up check-in at the luncheon, it would help if you had exact change or your check written in advance. Checks should be made payable to the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia.
If you would like to add a few dollars extra, we would appreciate it. It would help us with all the important work we are doing. Thanks!
WE'LL BE PROUD TO SEE YOU IN THE CROWD!