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 are being ...

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