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prisoner517 posts since 28 Mar 2005
Couldn't take my eyes off the screen, in particular Steve Herrigan,excuse my spelling if i got his name wrong, out-there broadcasting, being almost knocked over by the force of hurricane Katrina.
Lets not forget his crew either.
marksi2,347 posts since 9 Feb 2003
prisoner5 posted:
Couldn't take my eyes off the screen, in particular Steve Herrigan,excuse my spelling if i got his name wrong, out-there broadcasting, being almost knocked over by the force of hurricane Katrina.
Lets not forget his crew either.


Indeed this should be in the newsroom, and that camera crew should be indoors. "Courageous" my arse. It's stupidity and irresponsibilty of the highest order.
itsrobert6,357 posts since 23 Mar 2001
marksi posted:
prisoner5 posted:
Couldn't take my eyes off the screen, in particular Steve Herrigan,excuse my spelling if i got his name wrong, out-there broadcasting, being almost knocked over by the force of hurricane Katrina.
Lets not forget his crew either.


Indeed this should be in the newsroom, and that camera crew should be indoors. "Courageous" my arse. It's stupidity and irresponsibilty of the highest order.


I must agree with you, marksi. Being the best at reporting a story is one thing, but saving your own life is another. There's absolutely no need to have a reporter in that situation, it's plain lunacy.
fusionlad2,107 posts since 6 Sep 2001
Hmm.. Steve Harrigan or whatever his name is does seem a bit stupid. I'm not sure his Fox bosses would appreciate a metal sign being implanted into his head on live television.
william658 posts since 7 Jun 2001
fusionlad posted:
Hmm.. Steve Harrigan or whatever his name is does seem a bit stupid. I'm not sure his Fox bosses would appreciate a metal sign being implanted into his head on live television.


Particularly as his own weather centre warned him it was going to get worse and told him to go indoors an hour or so ago...

What's also daft is he's got a mic cable stretched right across the car park.

I don't understand why he doesn't go back into the truck and talk from there really - it just looks silly him struggling to stand up and going 'woah' every few seconds.
Inspector Sands13,824 posts since 25 Aug 2004
itsrobert posted:

I must agree with you, marksi. Being the best at reporting a story is one thing, but saving your own life is another. There's absolutely no need to have a reporter in that situation, it's plain lunacy.


One of the channels streaming, WLOX (an ABC affiliate in a city east of New Orleans) had t heir assignments editor on air talking about safety and how they would never send a crew out into the storm. Although in the end the roof of the newsroom started to blow off and they had to move everyone to another part opf the building. It's now stopped streaming completely, hopefully everyone's ok
Inspector Sands13,824 posts since 25 Aug 2004
william posted:
What's also daft is he's got a mic cable stretched right across the car park.

I don't understand why he doesn't go back into the truck and talk from there really - it just looks silly him struggling to stand up and going 'woah' every few seconds.


Can't be that safe being in a sat truck let alone outside of one.

I'm surprised they're getting such a good live picture back with that lot above them
Uncle Bruce857 posts since 6 Jun 2004
Inspector Sands posted:
william posted:
What's also daft is he's got a mic cable stretched right across the car park.

I don't understand why he doesn't go back into the truck and talk from there really - it just looks silly him struggling to stand up and going 'woah' every few seconds.


Can't be that safe being in a sat truck let alone outside of one.

I'm surprised they're getting such a good live picture back with that lot above them


they might be linking back via terrestrial - was watching some of the live feeds last night and most of them were using that method rather than satellite.
Inspector Sands13,824 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Uncle Bruce posted:

they might be linking back via terrestrial - was watching some of the live feeds last night and most of them were using that method rather than satellite.


Even less safe I'd have thought, a terrestrial mast wouldn't last long in 135 mph winds