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Cold Weather Live Shots in Local Television News

Photo courtesy of the Chicago Tribune

As local newscasts, in Chicago and throughout Midwest, prepare to cover the potential record breaking cold temperatures over the next couple days, I hope news directors come to the realization that live shots of their reporters standing outside from various locations to tell us how cold it is does not enhance the newscast or provide any additional benefits to the viewer.

1/31/19 UPDATE – At least one television station is exhibiting common sense

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