I'm in the print/Internet bleachers, waiting for the carpet to start. It's early yet -- the stars really don't get going until about 3:30 or so -- but there's a growing sense of anticipation.
TV anchors are doing their stand-ups and going over notes, and every so often a cheer rises from the bleachers. It's not because a star is walking by. It's to provide a colorful background for a live TV cut-in.