The Peculiar Things That Happen During Live TV


So… does this awesome picture of a T-Rex dashing through the background of our Tuesday liveshot make up for the bazillion dummy Latin emails that bombarded subscribers during my latest website rebuild?? Huh? Huh? Does it? I hope so. My apologies for spamming you. I total forgot to turn off subscriptions before loading the new theme. But hey! A running T-Rex makes up for everything, right? And the fact that this wacky incident happened while on the air?? Crazy, man.

Not that I condone people crashing our liveshots.


It really is a bad thing. In live television, you never know what’s going to happen. Sadly in this day and age, we have to practice constant situational awareness. Bad things are happening to field crews–I’m talking full-blown assaults–and we’re all a bit sensitive. If it’s crossed your mind to crash a liveshot in a T-Rex costume, or some other wacky idea, please don’t.

I know, I know, the T-Rex thing was HILARIOUS.

We were all in stitches over it. But it’s not appropriate. It trivializes the story, in this case, a 71-year-old woman, tied up at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery by two men wearing tactical gear.

Laguna Beach Home Invasion

Police are hoping someone will recognize the perpetrator with the “large nose” and turn him in.

Here’s the link to our story on NBC4 LA.

Having a dinosaur run through the shot–no matter how funny–takes away the serious nature of the story. So yeah… please don’t crash our liveshots, no matter how darned amusing it might seem.

T-Rex Photobomb

Until next time…

Later Gators!!

P.S. I’m still sorting out some things with the new website, but it’s getting there! The old site had way too many restrictions. Cruise around and check things out.

One Comment

  • scotty gosson

    Thanks for the insight, Lori. The Latin messages were fun, but I prefer the T-rex. Condolences to that poor woman though. Gack! Be careful out there!

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