Uncle Charlie's not amused

Brian Vita brian_vita@cssinc.com
Sun Feb 8 16:33:05 EST 2004

> On 7 Feb 2004 at 10:50, DonKelley@aol.com wrote:
> > Would this be the same person who stood behind a glass wall 
> with the 
> > outline of a map?  She'd write the numbers wind swooshed 
> backward so 
> > they looked correct on camera.  I'm thinking it was Jane 
> Day, and she 
> > was on Channel 5.
> That sounds like the one, but I thought she was on Channel 7. 
>  She stood behind a 
> transparent map and appeared to write on the map backward 
> from her perspective.  I finally 
> figured out they were just reversing the image 
> electronically.  I remember them doing that 
> once on the $64,000 Question, when the contestant was writing 
> mathematical calculations 
> on a plastic sheet placed over the window of the isolation booth. 
Given the technology and budgets of the time, wouldn't it be more likely
that they simply aimed a camera into a mirror?

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