Wednesday, August 22, 2007
All Access: Behind the scenes of covering Dean
TULUM, Mexico -- Gary Tuchman shows you his bedless hotel room and explains exactly what a BGAN can do. (Click image at left to play video)
Posted By CNN: 1:13 PM ET
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Gary,

This is so cool! Thanks for the inside look at covering the hurricane. I bet you were a boy scout and slept on the hard ground during camping trips, so sleeping on the floor was a piece of cake. Stay safe. And get in your vacation request.
Posted By Charlotte D, Stockton CA : 2:05 PM ET
Hi Gary,
Interesting info on the behind the scenes. A bedless hotel room? Well, it was sturdy, so I guess withstanding a hurricane makes it the best spent 10 dollars around. I hope for no deaths to come from this hurricane and that the damage will not be unbearable.
Good reporting...Perhaps in the near future satellites will be as small as a wristwatch...time will tell!
Posted By Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif. : 2:20 PM ET
Does it cost more than $10 if there was a bed?

I find it odd that the "CNN army" didn't send the Captain this time and the General never goes where it's dangerous.
Posted By Anonymous : 2:21 PM ET
Hi Gary,
Very cool technology to broadcast from around the world! $10 a night orange stucco hotel in Tulum! It matches your jacket~ What a deal! Or, is that just the Dean special?
Thanks for the risky and upclose look at the hurricane. Take care Gary and please plea for a few roll aways!
Posted By Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX : 2:54 PM ET
Gary,
Thanks for the insight on how you'll throw together a show. It was really an eye opener. Next time I guess you will remember to take a sleeping bag like your crew member did! And when you get home I guess you will really savor that nice comfy bed!! LOL

I was so glad to hear that there were no deaths caused by Dean.It's sheer strength could have been catastrophic with inumerable losses of life. Thankfully it's eye came in at a very unpopulated area!

Stay Safe and hurry home!!

Cynthia, Covington, Ga.
Posted By Cindy : 3:13 PM ET
Dear Gary,

Glad to see that you have survived the wrath of Dean!

Thanks for another great "Behind the Scenes" report! It is amazing that something as small as the BGAN can allow us to see things from all over the world and under a variety of conditions. It is always interesting to know how something is done.

I really appreciated the tour of your luxurious accommodations! I don’t blame you for staying there; I would have picked the safe and solid structure over a luxurious one any day!!

Jo Ann
Posted By Jo Ann Matese, North Royalton, Ohio : 3:17 PM ET
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