With the Holidays fast approaching, weekend blogging is going to be more difficult as I’m physically tied up doing other holiday related things (translation: I had to go shopping). The blog isn’t going to be the center of my universe this time of year. I should have posted I would be not able to blog until tonight on Friday night but didn’t have the time.
The Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rosenthal writes about Thursday’s airline accident at Midway Airport and how it’s possible to have more than 0ne cable news channel have the same feed from the same reporter at the same time…
For a little while Thursday night, as snow swirled around the accident scene at Chicago’s Midway Airport, the most important man in all of cable TV news was none other than WFLD-Ch. 32 reporter Dane Placko.
Placko, between live on-scene dispatches for Channel 32, was wrapping up an interview with an area resident as part of a report especially for Fox News Channel host Greta Van Susteren around 9:40 p.m. when CNN’s Anderson Cooper also cut to him.
“I heard Greta in my ear. I was having a conversation with her, but obviously Anderson Cooper was listening in as well,” Placko said Friday.
“I was on quite a while with her. It seemed to go fairly well and, as we were wrapping up, I heard [another] voice in my ear–the [Fox] producer in New York, I believe–say, `Oh, by the way, you were also on CNN.’ I’m thinking to myself: `Wait a minute. I’m talking to Greta. How can I be on CNN at the same time?’”