PCN and the Law and Government Institute to Record Show on State Constitutions
Public Relations - Published: September 12, 2012
2012 PCN TV Show 235pxPromo Pennsylvania Cable Network will bring its cameras to the Harrisburg campus this week, and the law school community is invited to take part in a program the network is doing with the Law & Government Institute.

PCN will tape its first “Law & Government Forum” at Widener Law Thursday, Sept. 13 at 12:15 p.m. in L205. It will last one hour.

The event will feature Professors John L. Gedid, who directs the institute, G. Randall Lee, Robert C. Power and Associate Professor Michael R. Dimino Sr. They will discuss the relationship between state and federal constitutions and the concept of federalism. Members of the law school community are encouraged to watch the program as it is being taped for future broadcast on PCN.

Audience questions will be taken. Seating is first come, first served. Corinna Vecsey Wilson, Esq., vice president of programming for PCN, will moderate.

This event marks the first Law & Government Forum in the new relationship between the School of Law and PCN. It replaces the “In Session with the Law & Government Institute” program that aired monthly during the 2011-12 academic year. The forums will be taped at different Pennsylvania higher education institutions twice each semester, with Widener’s Law & Government Institute coordinating production in cooperation with PCN. Discussion is expected to expand into topics including reapportionment, judicial selection, the Affordable Care Act and the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

“This will be a valuable educational experience for the students who choose to attend,” Gedid said. “Actually, it will be both educational and entertaining, because I think we’ll have a lot of fun doing the show.”

The law school will share broadcast information about this week’s taped program once it has been scheduled to air.