Widener-produced “In Session” show debuts Sunday
Public Relations - Published: September 17, 2010
The first “In Session” program broadcast on Pennsylvania Cable Network and produced by the Widener Law & Government Institute will air Sunday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.

The roundtable show hosted by Associate Professor Wesley M. Oliver features a discussion on Pennsylvania legislative reform with guests Barry Kauffman, executive director of Common Cause of Pennsylvania, and attorney Bill Sloane, former Chief Counsel for the PA House Democratic Caucus.

The episode is the first of nine being produced this year by the institute, its faculty and students in a new agreement with PCN, which serves more than 10 million Pennsylvanians in 3.3 million homes across the state. The shows are airing the third Sunday of each month at 6 p.m.

The production work involves researching show topics, identifying guests and preparing discussion points, all in coordination with PCN.

“Widener Law and the school's Law & Government Institute are pleased to embark on this new relationship with PCN,” said Institute Director and Professor John L. Gedid. “Public service is an important element of professionalism for lawyers, and service learning is an important objective of Widener University. This show’s blend of public service focus and learning about current legal and policy issues makes it a unique educational tool for the students who help to produce it. The biggest winners, though, will be Pennsylvanians who benefit from the well-informed, insightful discussions about law and policy that the show will bring into their homes.”

PCN is a nonprofit, noncommercial news organization funded by cable television companies. Learn more about “In Session” through the PCN website at http://pcntv.com/shows_insession.html.