CHAPTER   1

Introduction

 

FADE IN: Exterior Local Television Station

It is 7:00 A.M. There is not much traffic on the street. Viewed from the outside, the building is rather unremarkable. It is a largely windowless structure surrounded by a number of equally unremarkable warehouse buildings. Only the cluster of satellite dishes in front gives any indication that there is something special about this building. (See Figure 1.1.)

CUT TO:Interior Television Control Room

A half dozen people sit in the relative darkness of the control room. In front of them is a bank of several dozen video monitors. Some display the broadcast images from the other local stations; others contain monitors for the feeds from various microwave and satellite sources that ...

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