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Behind the Scenes: Getting creative on "Today's Morning News"

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on July 9, 2009 at 7:06 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:10 AM

The "Behind the Scenes" Scoop!

If you watch "Today's Morning News" Monday through Friday, you know Edgar Linares is our LIVE morning reporter. That means we send him out on the streets to report on what's going on. Sometimes it's a fire, sometimes it's an accident, sometimes it's a robbery - and TODAY it was a police chase!

The chase came to an end on the connector (very close to our station, right behind it!) - we quickly realized we only had one LIVE truck available at the time, and Larry had it in Nampa - so we had quite the dilemma on our hands.

Edgar came up with a brilliant plan! Why not put him and his photographer Theresa up on top of a KTVB van - and he can show us the connector/accident scene from there?

Our crew worked hard to make it happen, and they did it:

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"This morning we realized we were down one live truck because one of our trucks is getting serviced. Since the crash happened a few hundred yards away from our station, we needed some kind of live shot. We decided to park a van next to the fence along the connector and crawl on top. We did all of our live hits off the top of that van! It was a risky location to report from, one step to the left or right and I'd be on the ground!" - Edgar Linares, KTVB Morning Reporter

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It worked out so well... we saw the accident scene perfectly and Edgar got down safe and sound.

Around here, that's what we call getting creative!