Monday, January 14, 2008
Blog from the Back Row
Ok, so this is really a blog from the front row tonight. I am filling in for Jenny and lining the show so this might be a little short. Fortunately, there wasn't too much drama in the control room. The second half of Randi Kaye's "Murdered Marine" piece was finishing in edit while we were in the prior commercial break. A little blip of the pulse there but the producer of the piece, Diana Miller, has never missed a deadline in the years I've worked with her.

Tonight all the sweating was done several hours before air. Anderson hosted the 8p show of special election coverage so all our normal preshow routines were thrown off. Scripts had to be written in advance, video had to be cut expeditiously, control rooms schedules had to be adjusted, etc. A TV program is like a well oiled machine in that if one engine cog gets removed it takes a lot of effort to keep the car on the road.

A few swerves but no crashes tonight fortunately.
Posted By CNN: 11:16 PM ET
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Glad to hear you guys kept that car on the road, so to speak.
I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope you don't have too many swerves tomorrow. Bob and weave, zig and zag.

Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif.
Posted By Blogger Lorie Ann : 11:52 PM ET
Sounds like a hectic night; when we have a night that is out of the ordinary where I work we always are reminded to "be flexible" - guess you all are flexible!!

It was a great show; you did a good job keeping the machine going!

Annie Kate
Birmingham AL
Posted By Blogger Annie Kate : 12:08 AM ET
Great job, everyone! Sounds like you guys run a tight ship there. Thanks for another successful show!

Lilibeth
Edmonds, Washington
Posted By Blogger Lilibeth : 12:12 AM ET
Mr Cooper, out of curiosity to comments Regarding Wesley Snipes 01/14/-08. I would like an answer,as would many of my freinds. What FEDERAL LAW requieres you to pay TAX on SERVICES.

If you could answer this , you ARE good. But doubt this will however, not now or ever be answered. Atleast not on a National Broadcast.

Well, up for a challange, help Snipes, me and many others?????

Out of your bag, is it not, lol.
Posted By Blogger Michael : 12:46 AM ET
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