Monday, February 9, 2009
The Sounds Of News
I have had a love of special reports going all the way back to childhood. I remember watching Anwar Sadats assasination and Reagan being shot back when I was about 8 or 9. I should have known from this that I would end up working in news. I loved how you would be watching normal stuff and suddenly things would go to black and the ominous special report music would come on and you knew something big happened. It seems to me that most of the major happenings during the 1980's happened during my soap operas. For a while during Reagans second term, it seems there was one every week. One drawback to my job now is that I know ahead of time when the network is breaking in and there's no surprise to it.