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NEWS TO ME: Too much teleprompter?

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on September 9, 2011 at 8:28 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:15 AM

Let's face it, we read a lot of news here on the morning show at KTVB. Our show is THREE hours long, and then we have news updates during the Today Show until 10:30am. That's means we have a very close relationship with the teleprompter. Very close! 

The teleprompter can be your best friend or your worst enemy. It can crash, or it can speed up or slow down without notice. It's a finicky beast. You need to be prepared at all times. Anything can happen on LIVE TV.

But sometimes, your own eyes can fail you. Or maybe you're just so sleep deprived you have no idea what's coming across the screen? That can happen too. It's happened to us. We admit it. When and if it does, we pick ourselves up and recover ASAP.  At the end of the day, we're professionals. Right? 

That's what this week's NEWS TO ME is all about:

Have a great weekend!