Tuesday, September 30, 2008

BREAKING NEWS!

In my last post I said live remotes were coming this fall. In fact, they are here. Tonight at 5:30 we did a live shot on the story of the EPA fining KU $80,000 for environmental violations. The live shot was exactly the type that I rail against -- a totally gratuitous standup in an empty chemistry lab which hadn't seen any activity for hours! But we did it in the name of valuable experience for our students. After all, they'll be doing lots of those gratuitous live shots once they're out there in "the real world."
See for yourself.

3 comments:

mbieke said...

Way to go! I see the interns we bring in around here, and they have no where near that kind of experience.

Michelle said...

I think it's great. They'll be doing those in the real world, so might as well get them used to it now. It also puts them on more of a level playing field with those students across the state line.

Karsten Lunde said...

I completely understand why we did this, and I was glad I was able to be part of it and gained valuable experience, but I understand where you're coming from, Dick. It wasn't necessarily the same lab or even the same BUILDING where the violations took place. Just a live stand-up for live stand-up's sake.

Thanks for letting me do it!