Oct 09 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Contrary to popular opinion, there are positive stories in the news—and sometimes, those “good news” stories make a difference.

Paul Greeley outlines one of those stories in his latest Market Share column at TVNewsCheck. Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Gregg Skall saw a CBS television news account of music teacher Melissa Salguero, who won a special Grammy Award for her work at one of New York City’s poorest public schools.

“This heartwarming story effectively and lovingly showed the enormous effect Ms. Salguero has on these children and the tremendous difference she is making in their lives,” Skall told TVNewsCheck. More importantly, he decided he wanted to help.

Skall connected the dots and reached out to his cousin, Richard Berger of Grover/Trophy Musical Products in Cleveland, to see if he could donate some recorders to the school. Berger went above and beyond that request—he donated more than 4,000 recorders to needy students in the New York City Public Schools.

“As a Womble Bond Dickinson lawyer, finding solutions and making connections are big parts of what I do for clients. So putting Richard in touch with Melissa just made a lot of sense to me,” Skall said.

Click here to read “A Powerful Case for the Positive Power of TV News” at TVNewsCheck.

Also, click here to read “Making Connections: Womble Bond Dickinson’s Gregg Skall Helps Award-Winning Music Teacher Get Musical Instruments for Needy Students”.

Gregg Skall represents broadcasters and other parties in their regulatory dealings before the Federal Communications Commission and in their commercial business dealings. He serves as Washington Counsel to several state broadcaster associations. He also works with telecommunications companies and with radio device manufacturers to obtain FCC approvals.