Auspicious: Promising success
Two locals team up, produce show on little known historical figure
By Willie Kiernan
Perhaps an auspicious event, Cazenovian Pam Kennedy just produced her first TV show for WCNY.
"It gave me an opportunity to expand my horizons," she said.
With the help of Executive Producer and fellow Cazenovian Larry Goodsight, Kennedy's debut as a producer went smoothly and successfully.
"For someone who said she never produced a documentary before, she behaved like a pro and I can't wait to do another one," Goodsight said.
Before moving to WCNY almost two years ago, Kennedy's career history included: Art Director at Signet Advertising, Graphic Arts consultant at Alling and Cory, Account Executive at Eagle Newspapers for 12 years and a member of the Madison County Tourism Board of Directors for more than 12 years. She was working out of the Cazenovia Republican office when Goodsight made her a career-changing offer she couldn't refuse.
"I liked the idea of having multi media to sell: radio, television, magazine, video production and the auctions," Kennedy said. "I never thought I would get the opportunity to produce a documentary, that was just icing on the cake. I believe in the integrity of public broadcasting and the new WCNY is an exciting place to be. Our CEO, Bob Daino, is very forward thinking; this is not your old PBS."
Prior to joining WCNY, Goodsight owned and operated a video-entertainment business based in Naples FL. He was also Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Goodsight/Herrmann, Inc., an entertainment production company that produced award-winning corporate videos, commercials, promotional and training programs as well as the program, "Senior Class," for the Cable Health Network
The documentary, "Auspicious Vision: Edward Wales Root and American Modernism," has already aired once and will show again on Easter Sunday. They are hoping it eventually goes national.