How awfully bad was Wolf Blitzer.
Didn't strike me as that bad to be honest. They do shoot the whole of that place very wide though - leaving him stranded like a small person lost in an aircraft hangar at times. I was watching in 4:3 (which they aren't framing for at all well) it must be even wider in 16:9.
I like the idea and the concept of the freedom to wander within the space and it could work really nicely, and at times the jib and steadicam have been used creativley. However in the main the execution just doesn't quite meet the ambitions. Cable bashers in shot, shots that constantly cross the line, wobbly handheld stuff and presenters who don't quite have the relaxed style that the rest of the show has made it not quite hit the mark.
However - compared to CNBC, Fox, AJE and BBC World it was the best IMHO. World tried to compete - but their set and graphics were woefully inadequate, though they at least had a decent line up of guests and reporters across the US. (CNNs lighting and pictures just looked cracking in comparison to the BBCs) AJE was very polished - but very dull. Sky seemed to not really be trying.