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Students make video with governor, MBTA manager

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MBTA general manager Beverly Scott in a funny video shot by Emerson Productions students and shown at the St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, an annual event featuring the state's top politicians.  

Emerson College students were behind a hilarious video that was the talk of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast featuring Governor Charlie Baker and embattled public transportation manager Beverly Scott, who is leaving the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) next month.

The breakfast is a century-old political tradition in Boston, where the state’s top legislative leaders put aside their differences and trade barbs and songs over a festive meal event, which was held this year at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on March 15, and televised live.

State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, who hosted the breakfast, was also featured in the video shot by Emerson students, which poked fun at the political backlash caused by the MBTA being paralyzed due to back-to-back winter storms.

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State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and Governor Charlie Baker wait for a transportation van driven by MBTA general manager Beverly Scott in a funny video shot by Emerson students. 

“It was a great time,” said Patrick Lynch ’16, a Visual and Media Arts student from Hartswell, Maine, who was in charge of lighting for the video. “I’m from Maine but my whole family is from Boston. My mom certainly thought it was pretty cool.”

Lynch, Samuel Kim ’16, Holly Horne ’16, Kevin Estavanick ’15, and staff member Eric Fox, MA ’07, produced the video. The group works for Emerson Productions in the College’s Television, Radio and Film Production Department.