Larry Estrin was hired to design and manage the audio, communications and media support for all the Papal appearances in Los Angeles (1987), New York (1995) and Washington DC and New York (2008).  Pete Erskine took care of the comms and phone services.  These pictures are from the visit in 2008 when Pope Benedict visited New York.  The venue above is Yankee Stadium.  As on all the Papal visits, Audio Technica provided all the microphones and some additional support on site.

View from the Ambo with the Audio-Technica ES915ML microphones.

View from the Ambo with the Audio-Technica ES915ML microphones.

Another view of the Ambo with the Audio-Technica ES915ML microphones. Note the shock mounts.

Another view of the Ambo with the Audio-Technica ES915ML microphones. Note the shock mounts.

Pope Benedict receives gift from Rabbi Arthur Schneier, April, 18 2008/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict receives gift from Rabbi Arthur Schneier, April, 18 2008/Max Rossi

Larry Estrin at Yankee Stadium as the pope arrives at the first base dugout.

Steve Savanyu tests the Audio-Technica ES915ML microphones at the Yankee Stadium lectern.

Steve Savanyu tests the Audio-Technica ES915ML microphones at the Yankee Stadium lectern.

Steve Savanyu sets up an Audio-Technica AE6100  microphone used by Pope Benedict for his Yankee  Stadium homily.  (I did get to sit in the Pope's chair...)

Steve Savanyu sets up an Audio-Technica AE6100 
microphone used by Pope Benedict for his Yankee 
Stadium homily.  (I did get to sit in the Pope's chair...)

Riedel Digital Matrix intercom systems in the Producer's booth as the Pope arrives at Yankee Stadium.

Riedel Digital Matrix intercom systems in the Producer's booth as the Pope arrives at Yankee Stadium.

The stage at Yankee Stadium. This is a photo supplied by the government since no other aircraft were allowed to be in the area.

The stage at Yankee Stadium. This is a photo supplied by the government since no other aircraft were allowed to be in the area.