Saturday, October 30

PCN shines election spotlight on campus

October 30, 2010

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa-- The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) brought its "On the Road" election coverage to Westminster on Saturday. The College hosted PCN's "On the Road" election coverage of the Fourth Congressional District race. The statewide network telecast live for an hour Saturday afternoon in the Berlin Lounge to gauge reaction during the last days before Election Day.

The network even hired one Westminster student to serve as a freelancer. Senior Broadcast Comm major Lee Bieremeyer gained experience behind the scenes of the telecast with the television crews

The visit to Westminster focuses on the Fourth Congressional District election between incumbent Congressman Jason Alltmire (D) and challenger Keith Rothfus (R). Rothfus participated in the event while Altmire did not accept the invitation.

Faculty members James Rhoads, Ed Cohen and Dwight Castro joined former 4th Congressional District Representative Melissa Hart (R) on he panel with Rothfus.

Joe Ligo, Anthony Tammaro, Mariah Ellis, and Jenna Meighen were among the Westminster student panelists.

PCN officials say one of the reason's the picked Westminster is the ongoing working relationship the cable network has with the Westminster Cable Network (WCN). Each year PCN picks up one of WCN's high school football broadcasts to feature as one of its statewide high school games of the week.

"We were looking at schools in the Fourth Congressional District that had political science departments," Michelle Robinson explained. "I saw Westminster and I knew we had worked with the school's TV crews in the past. We made some calls and it was a go."

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