Radio News Network

RNN, Radio News Network, The Big Story on the Sean Puffy
Combs Gun Possession Trial. 2001.
During the jury deliberations stage of the Sean Puffy Combs gun case, Manuel Portela, Jr. was interviewed as a legal expert to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the New York County 's District Attorney's case against Combs.

RNN, Radio News Network, Murder Trial of Nathaniel Brazill. 2001.
Radio News Network interviewed Manuel Portela, Jr. to speak on the issue of whether gun manufacturers should be sued for the unlawful acts of owners of firearms. This topic was brought by the conviction of a 14-year old boy Nathan Brazill, who was found guilty of second-degree murder for shooting and killing his middle school English teacher.