WCBS-2 visits the summit

2007-12-10 11:03:20.000 – Brian Clark,  Observer

Some of the crew with Jim Cantore

The subject of today’s comment is actually something that occurred last Wednesday. This just happens to be the first chance I have had to write about it.

The Observatory has been getting quite a bit of media attention lately, not that this is anything new. Of course, the most notable media exposure was Good Morning America’s live broadcast from the summit in mid November. This past Wednesday we had yet another television station visit us for the day to film.

This time it was WCBS-2 from New York City. Four people came up with shift change: a producer, a camera man, and 2 on camera personalities. The one on camera personality was Lonnie Quinn, who is the lead on air weathercaster at WCBS. The other was a rather well known personality from the Weather Channel, Jim Cantore. Jim is best known for his work in the field, covering significant weather events for the Weather Channel. His trip up was through a partnership that the Weather Channel has with WCBS.

Both men have a background in meteorology. Jim got his degree in meteorology from Lyndon State College and Lonnie holds a certificate in meteorology. I basically spent the day showing them around the summit, while they filmed and asked me questions. Their knowledge of the weather made it very easy to talk to them and made it a lot of fun too.

WCBS made this visit to film for a special they will be airing about extreme winter weather. Mount Washington will be featured in a segment within the show that will be about 3 minutes long. Unfortunately, unless you get WCBS-2 where you live, you won’t be able to see the show. That is unless they happen to make it available on their website of course.

Here are a few other pictures from the day:

Brian and Jim Cantore

Our guests at lunch

The whole crew in front of the Bombardier


Brian Clark,  Observer

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