Election 2008 Memento: Live at Fox 5

November 12th, 2008

Well, David Almacy and I may only have managed to get on the air for a couple of minutes on election night, plus a few more live on the web (REAL news kept happening and bumping us out of the queue), but we WERE a part of Fox 5′s crack Election Coverage Team on a historic November 4th. And we have the photographic evidence to prove it: that’s me on the right, David on the left and WTTG Fox 5 News reporter Will Thomas in the middle.

At Fox 5 election night

Note the distorting effect of the iPhone lens — shot from below, we get a nice Mt. Rushmore effect, but in the real world I don’t really have a Hellboy-style massive left arm (in the uncropped version, my hand is about the size of my head) and David and Will are actually much closer to the same height. All around, it was a fascinating evening: besides the election itself, we got to watch from within as a local news station put together live coverage of a big event on the fly. Made up for a lot of missed parties.

cpd

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  • 1. Susan  |  November 12th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Sorry the “landslide” cut short your big TV debut!

  • 2. cpd  |  November 12th, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Gosh darn that no-drama Barack Obama! Him and his wrapping-up of things early on election night, I tell ya.

  • 3. e.politics: online advoca&hellip  |  February 13th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    [...] ways, it does give us the chance to consider why yesterday was the busiest day on e.politics since Election Night 2008. The answer: because the web rewards the GATHERING of good content at least as much as it rewards [...]

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