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I'm a former tv reporter. I worked in local news in Orlando. When I broke a story about an astronaut being arrested, CNN sent its satellite truck, and I, and a CNN reporter did a double parking lot live shot just like this. ...and, there's an audio delay! There is an audio delay through the earpiece.
By the way, headline on this is inaccurate. It is a satellite interview. They are both live via satellite from the same satellite truck, connected by earpiece routed through the Atlanta CNN Headline News control room. By definition, a satellite interview. Hey, I've done one. I'm sure it looks stupid to some people, but it beats having to build a set when you can just have a head and shoulders shot of a reporter, separate them by 100 feet in the parking lot of (name news location here), and plug them into the same single satellite truck, saving a boatload of money (about $6,000) from having to rent a second independent satellite truck to be at a much more distant second location
I work in TV as a Tech person, doing audio for the competition, and I have to tell you all you are all wrong. They were doing their jobs in the most practical way they could, or they would have had huge technical issues. Both Anchors had their own remote trucks, switching out feeding audio and video out to more than one destination studio. They both had to be able to be an independent remote to more than one control room, and when they were here both connected to the same control room, had they approached each other there would have been echos and sync problems, both on the air and in their earpieces. Sure they could have ripped out their earpieces - and then not be able to hear tape playback or the Producer giving them cues or instructions. I could explain more details but frankly, even some TV people find it hard to understand. So you guys can use that as your excuse for this unfair criticism. You're wrong about this, they were being practical and doing their job - no more, no less.
CNN sees broader focus as key to reaching new advertisers
CNN's new format, emphasizing morning personalities like Chris Cuomo and lifestyle programming from Anthony Bourdain, is part of a drive to attract marketers that normally might advertise on National Geographic or Travel Channel. CNN last year placed 23rd among basic cable networks in gross ad revenue at $379.5 million, with USA, Food Network, History, Syfy and Bravo all finishing higher. CNN is not holding an upfront this spring, but will have Jeff Zucker, its new president, meet with key agencies.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I'm thinking, this one about did it for me. All the magic was gone forever. (sigh)
You gotta love the reporter though. She doesn't even lose her flow as they walk past her...rowing her boat.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking
Originally posted by freespirit2013
This is how stupid they think we are. This is how ridiculous they are. This is what mainstream media is in a nutshell, rubbish. I don't watch mainstream news, I actually watched this first on RT. RT is the best alt news source I've found thus far, love it!
Originally posted by EyeDontKnow
I'm glad to hear that so many people don't watch the lies and rubbish on TV anymore.
....but instead have turned to a new source for truth - the Internet.
edit on 10-5-2013 by EyeDontKnow because: poundcakeedit on 10-5-2013 by EyeDontKnow because: (no reason given)