Monday, January 31, 2011

The boys on tv

Last week our homeschool group visited Channel 6 KFDM, our local CBS affiliate for a tour.

First we met in the conference room and learned about where they get the news, the only thing a reporter can do to get in huge trouble (use profanity on the air), how they get the news perfectly within 30 minutes, and more. Notice who is at the head of the table- Luke. Luke was asked what he wanted to be when he grows up and he replied either a vet or a meterologist.

We then took a tour. First stop the cable room. This room was filled with computers and cables that help run the station.

Next stop was the control room.

Then on to the studio. We were able to watch the live 12 noon newscast. Every Thursday James Brown the weather man has a cooking segment. We walked into the studio and he was finishing preparing the food. He does cooking shows at the local supermarket and has a couple of cookbooks out. The dish he prepared on our visit was Crawfish Etoufee.

He then demonstrated the green screen and let the kids try it out.

We learned about the cameras, the producer, and more.
Then it was time for the live news show to begin. I did take this picture during it, without the flash of course.

Here is Luke with Lance, the station's internet guru who gave us our tour.
And the boys with James Brown.

We rushed home and watched the news we had recorded while eating lunch.

They showed our group on the air. The camera zoomed in on Luke as he was beating his chest like a gorilla. I kindly asked him why he was doing it and he replied that he wanted to do something funny to make people laugh.

We had a great tour!


Lori Lynn said...

When I was in school, our homeschool group toured our local NBC station. It was so neat to see what all went into a newscast!

Grannie said...

Never a dull moment at the Butterfly house as usual...great experience-great pictures..who knows what a trip like this might spark in the boys for their career?? Tell Luke I smiled when I saw his gorilla impression...and of course Caleb is too mature for such actions!! Tell everyone hello