The Hazards of Live TV: #25,204

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12 Responses to “The Hazards of Live TV: #25,204”

  1. No audio. Was there a point to that, or were we reenacting Election Night?

  2. What’s with all the walking on morning cable news? Over the weekend CNN New Day had a new weatherperson, and in the middle of her report she suddenly moved towards and past the camera to the other side of the set to sit with the hosts. While still talking about the weather as she disappeared from the screen. It was pretty funny.

  3. Didn’t see anybody trip or anything. So what about it was awkward?

  4. ^ The cameraman tripped on something and stopped, then Walking Girl had to stop until he could move out of the way.

  5. Oh. Ok. Must be a slow news hazard day.

    It’s not just cable news. Two of my local news morning shows frequently have off-set camera shots. Also common is hearing the production crew voicing their two cents from the shadows. I assume the point is to convey a lighter, more informal atmosphere.

  6. Remember when coanchors started chatting and doing “happy talk”? Yeah, that ended well.

  7. Ugh, I grew up in Southern California when their local news invented ‘happy talk’ in the ’70’s. That’s where Will Ferrell’s sexist Anchorman character came from: It usually involved some bleary-eyed almost-sober old fart sayng something awful to his young co-anchor, then her laughing into the camera while digging a heel into his shin. Good times!

  8. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Paul Moyer and Ann Martin engage in some “happy talk” on KABC-7. WARNING – strong language from a drunk Moyer.

    [audio src="http://www.aprilwinchell.com/h/mp3/PaulMoyer_AnnMartin.mp3" /]

    By the way, Ann went on to work with Harold Greene for a number of years.

  9. Johnny Mountain with weather! I remember those days.

  10. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Remember Dr. George Fischbeck? “The grun-yon are run-yon!”

  11. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    “A cut-off low is the weatherman’s woe.”

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