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elmarko1,016 posts since 27 Jul 2010
STV Central Reporting Scotland
There’s something very odd about the two-way in this news programme. See if you can spot what made me raise my eyebrow.

I don’t really have any more to add, so to make this a bit more worthy of being in a thread, what other odd things have been tried by news programmes over the years? What stuck around and what got dropped because it was just plain idiocy?

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itsrobert6,275 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
Ha! I take it it's the way the reporter turns to "look" at the newsreader? I've never seen anything like that before.

I guess the one that sticks in my mind was the dreadful "Pulse" segment that featured in the ITV Lunchtime News back in about 2005. They extended the bulletin to an hour and gave over a good chunk of it to taking phone calls from members of the public. Absolutely cringeworthy and I believe it was no walk in the park for the crew to make happen either. I was very glad when that particular segment was dropped.
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WW Update4,624 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Ha! I take it it's the way the reporter turns to "look" at the newsreader? I've never seen anything like that before.

It's pretty rare, but I've seen it before -- albeit never with in-the-field reporters.

One example I can think of is CNN Headline News in the 1990s when the main news anchor tossed to CNN's business anchors in New York:

Brekkie31,171 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Am surprised really that no news programme, to my knowledge at least, has opted to use their virtual studios to put the news anchor into the location to appear to talk directly to the reporter.
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Critique3,156 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
Likewise, this great Twitter thread from earlier in the year about where in the world the presenters of MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' are presenting from - both in front of Washington DC backdrops but actually from a home studio in Florida!

Again, the two presenters were believed to be sat next to each other, but the makeshift nature of the 'set' meant there was no space for a twoshot!
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VMPhil9,494 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
There was this oddity a few years ago with CNN doing a split screen DTL style set up for a two way between a presenter and correspondent who are a few feet apart.


CNN's New Day also did a 'couch walk' at one point - where they would walk from the desk to the sofa while a sponsored commercial ran, accompanied by a PIP view of the walk. I remember Jon Stewart making fun of it.

Fox News once had a set filled with people sitting in front of giant touchscreens: https://www.theverge.com/2013/10/7/4812630/fox-news-shepard-smith-news-deck
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