Spanier reinforces importance of etiquette on WPSU-TV/FM

University Park, Pa. -- As the old saying goes, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression," and sometimes it's difficult to know exactly how to present yourself in certain social situations. But manners matter -- how we act at the dinner table, answer e-mails and use cell phones can make or break a budding business deal or relationship. President Graham Spanier will bring awareness to the potentially complicated rules of social etiquette on the next edition of "To the Best of My Knowledge."

The live call-in program airs at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM. It also airs on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).

President Spanier and his guests, Kathleen Crilly of the Kathleen Crilly School of Etiquette and Diana Zeisky, etiquette coach and owner of Diamonds & Lace Bridal, will discuss the intricacies of etiquette and how the way we present ourselves can affect relationships -- both personal and professional.

Crilly is a skilled expert in the art of social etiquette. She runs her business from her home in Huntingdon County. Zeisky is based in the State College area and she specializes in hospitality and protocol.

Viewers and listeners are invited to join the conversation with questions or comments by calling (800) 543-8242 or e-mailing response@psu.edu during the broadcast.

A monthly feature on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM, "To the Best of My Knowledge" features Penn State faculty, local experts and national guests in discussions on a variety of topics. In its 10th year of production, the program reaches viewers, Web users and listeners and allows the audience to communicate directly with Penn State's president.

WPSU serves central Pennsylvania with programming, educational services and community outreach. This public media service produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of an audience within central Pennsylvania.

Last Updated March 19, 2009