A WWW USC Commencement Event

USC’s 115th commencement was broadcast with video and audio on the World Wide Web, and around Southern California on the Pacific Bell Digital TV Network and on local cable’s L.A. Channel.

Above left, co-anchors Kristine E. Dillon, associate vice president for student affairs, and Terry Anzur, assistant professor of journalism, interview Dean Morton Owen Schapiro of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the beginning of the broadcast.

Above right, students and staff of the USC ITV Network, working under the supervision of Jason Chan, production manager, run the broadcast from a temporary control room in Associate Provost Jerry Walker’s offices. John Supra, manager, consulting services, and Tom Seago, systems analyst, both in the Information Services Division, said the 200 slots accommodating viewers of the Webcast filled up and stayed full as computers from as far away as India, Indonesia and Colombia checked in and out of the USC Website. To date, more than 10,000 viewers have visited the site.