Friday, November 21, 2008

Tour of a TV Station

Last Wednesday my family had the privilege of taking a tour of a TV station with some other home school families in our area. We had a great time! We enjoyed learning about how commercials are made, how long it takes for a report to get up on the news (from thinking up the report, to watching it on TV - about six hours), how show scheduling is organized, how companies purchase "spots" for their commercials to be aired, what the control room looks like, how it's worked and much, much more. We even got to see ourselves on "TV" sitting at the desk where the reporters sit. All in all, the field trip was very interesting, and I think we all learned a lot.

Standing at the desk where the reporters sit while being aired on the news...

There was almost a whole wall of TV's in the control room - plus lots more!

While we were in the equipment room, one of the reporters came in to get a video camera before she went to tape a story on Samaritan's Purse.

Here's one of the ladies who thinks up ideas for reports, telling us what goes on in her part of the operation.

That's all for now!



Anonymous said...

That's really neat! I used to want to be a reporter, or a meteorologist. :) Did they show you where they do the weather?

Taylor said...

Wow! That is really cool! I bet it was very interesting to learn about!

Rissa said...

Wow, I love the pictures. I always wanted to tour a news station; thanks for sharing your experience! How interesting that they were doing a report on Samaritan's Purse! :)

Michelle said...

I found your blog via. "one million things to do with flannel" that linked to your sachet post.

Good for you for glorifying the Lord and living for Him against the culture! I wish I had caught that bug earlier in my life, but I'm grateful to be serving along side fellow sisters like you! Keep at it. Lord Bless!

Lexie said...

It looks like you guys had a good time!