Beck's politeness, Smerconish's endorsement

Larry Weil
Thu Nov 6 16:17:55 EST 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Garrett Wollman [] 
> Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 3:26 PM
> To: Larry Weil
> Cc:
> Subject: RE: Beck's politeness, Smerconish's endorsement
> BTW, Larry, can you explain what the deal was with your 
> station taking the (rather small-market-style) national 
> "local" breaks during the 10:00 hour?  Was it just that Randy 
> and Whoever were doing a regular newscast for 56 during that 
> hour?  Seems like they could have found another way.  (For 
> the sake of balance I'll note that 4 didn't go local in the 
> 11:00 hour like 5 and 7 did.  Did they even do a local cast 
> at all Tuesday night?)

You got it right on that one.  Not only were Randy and Francis on 56 at that
time, but so was the studio control room.  Even if we could have had someone
else do a cut-in on the other side of the newsroom, there would have been no
way to get a decent cut-in on the air.  Yea, we can call up a single camera
in Master, but that's about it.

Larry Weil
WHDH/WLVI Master Control

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