"modem". Heh heh. Those were the days.
On Tue, Feb 13, 2018, 5:29 PM Jim Ellwanger, <train...@ellwanger.tv> wrote: > > > > On Feb 13, 2018, at 1:26 PM, Kevin M. <drunkbastar...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > There were a few hot buttons in the control rooms of a few of the > Nightly News studios that could be pressed to go live, bypassing Skypath. I > know of a handful of instances when those buttons were pressed > accidentally; hilarity ensued. > > Yeah, the closed-captioner who was monitoring NBC's feed was always at the > ready to dial in to the modem for "studio 3B" (or whichever one was being > kept "hot" for special report purposes). > > I was never entirely clear on how things were working on the video > transmission side of things, but I do know that "Tonight Show" captions > went to a modem in Burbank, while "Late Night" (and "Later") captions went > to New York. Because there was a seamless transition between the shows, > there was some rigamarole involving the backup modem in the control room > and a production assistant -- by which I mean me -- being nervous about > accidentally disconnecting the wrong modem at the wrong time. (The captions > for the late-night shows were prepared in advance via an audio feed of the > taping, but were sent out "live" as they aired.) > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "TVorNotTV" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to tvornottv+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "TVorNotTV" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to tvornottv+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.