The stars come out for MPT

MARYLAND SCENE

October 24, 1999|By Sloane Brown

Everyone was a star at Maryland Public Television's "Gala '99." As guests arrived at the MPT studios for its 30th anniversary celebration, they were greeted by "paparazzi" (actors posing as photographers and reporters).

But the stardom didn't stop there. Some party-goers were interviewed on camera by MPT personality (and event honorary chair) Rhea Feikin, while others had a chance to try anchoring a mock news show, as they toured the MPT facilities.

Among the 420 "stars" basking in the spotlight: Carole Sibel and Sharon Nevins, event co-chairs; Rob Shuman, MPT's CEO; Connie Caplan, chair of Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission; Louis Rukeyser, "Wall $treet Week" host; John Waters, Baltimore filmmaker; Frank Burch, chairman of the Piper & Marbury law firm; Cheryl Lockhart, BGE director of corporate contributions; and Earl Arnette, operations director at Arbros Communications.

This production -- rated PG, Plenty Good -- raised some $180,000 for Maryland Public Television programs.

Pub Date: 10/24/99

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