Petrocelli is an American legal drama which ran for two seasons on NBC from September 11, 1974, to March 31, 1976. Tony Petrocelli was an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer, who grew up in South Boston and gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in Arizona called San Remo, his wife Maggie and he lived in a house trailer in the country while waiting for their new home to be built. Tony drove a beat-up old pickup truck, always a little too fast. Petrocelli hired a local cowboy and ex-cop, as his investigator. Petrocelli worked as a defense lawyer, each episode followed a similar format, with the clients certain to be convicted of a crime of which they were innocent until a late-emerging piece of evidence allowed the protagonist to suggest to the jury an alternative possibility; these alternatives were never established as absolute fact, the trial of the persons onto whom Petrocelli turned the accusation never occurred, but the doubt raised was sufficient to secure the release of his clients.
A technique used in the TV series was showing the actual crime in flashbacks from the perspective of various people involved. The flashbacks differed depending on whose recollections were being shown. To maximize the drama, the prosecution's version was always the first flashback shown the client's version was presented finally, after finishing his investigation, Petrocelli presented his version; this final flashback always contained elements of the prosecution's and his client's versions, but with his new-found evidence, it would show both the client's innocence and an explanation as to how and why the prosecution and client's versions differed. In other words, neither side was meant to be corrupt or lying, without Petrocelli's new information, both previous versions appeared to be accurate from their respective points of view. Newman created the role of Petrocelli in a 1970 movie, The Lawyer, loosely based on the Sam Sheppard murder case. Diana Muldaur co-starred as his wife Maggie in the 1970 feature film.
Petrocelli was produced by Leonard Katzman. In the NBC TV series, Susan Howard played the wife of Tony Petrocelli. A 90-minute TV movie aired as a pilot on March 16, 1974. Anne Archer Ned Beatty Lucille Benson Lynn Borden Nancy Criss Kim Darby Susan Dey Harrison Ford Ron Foster Alan Fudge Lynda Day George Louis Gossett, Jr. Harold Gould Mark Hamill Robert Hooks Julie Kavner Sally Kirkland Kay Lenz Strother Martin Gerald McRaney Belinda Montgomery Lee Montgomery James Naughton Annette O'Toole Della Reese Peter Mark Richman Robbie Rist John Ritter Marion Ross John Saxon Simon Scott William Shatner Loretta Swit Joan Van Ark Mitch Vogel Cindy Williams Noble Willingham William Windom Visual Entertainment released the complete series on DVD in Region 1 on December 16, 2016. Book: "Petrocelli: San Remo Justice: An Episode Guide and Much More," by Sandra Grabman, published 2018 by BearManor Media. ISBN 978-1-62933-205-5. Petrocelli on IMDb Petrocelli at TV.com Petrocelli at epguides.com
Peter Pagé is a German software pioneer. He is former Vice President of Software AG in Darmstadt. Page developed NATURAL as the first fourth-generation programming language, instrumental in Software AG's success. After graduating from a gymnasium in Wiesbaden and studying electrical engineering at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Pagé worked from 1966 to 1970 as a hardware developer for process computers at AEG in Seligenstadt, where he as project manager was responsible for the development and introduction of process computer systems, including the AEG 60-10 system. In 1971, Pagé joined the Institute for Applied Information Processing, from which Software AG emerged. From 1975, together with Margit Neumann, he developed the innovative software development environment Natural as the first fourth-generation programming language. NATURAL revolutionized the creation of applications on mainframe computers with a interactive way of working; this has resulted in significant increases in productivity and shorter implementation times for application solutions.
From 1977 Pagé as a member of the Vorstand, executive board, was responsible for marketing and sales as well as product development, where he built up the current product portfolio and adapted it to new market requirements in several cycles over many years. He became Vice President of Software AG. In 1990, he designed and implemented Entire Function Server Architecture, the first service-oriented architecture. Pagé left the company in 1992 after differences with Peter Schnell over Software AG's future strategy. In the following year, he received his doctorate from TU Berlin; the title of his PhD thesis was "Object-Oriented Software in Commercial Applications". In 1994, Pagé joined Siemens Nixdorf AG as a board member and chief technology officer responsible for systems strategy and application software. In this function, he gave the company the "User Centered Computing"-architecture, in principle a service-oriented architecture, reorganized their fragmented software offering