Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Heroics at 11

If I really did have some Viewfinder BLUES virtual t-shirts, I'd send a whole box of them to fellow FOX affiliate photog Bobby Hughes for keeping his cool at a recent news scene. It happened in the wee hours of Friday when the Saint Louis news shooter happened upon a burning car, an unconscious driver and a few dazed onlookers. Not waiting for someone to call 'ACTION!',the veteran lensman bolted forth and helped drag driver Corey Abernathy 20 feet to safety. True to his DNA, Hughes rolled the whole time, proving you can shoulder a TV news camera and some responsibility at the same time. Check out the footage, currently bouncing around the internets. It speaks well of the KTVI shooter, who above all remained calm when the real-world calamity began spilling off-screen. Bravo!

5 comments:

Lex said...

Some people will tell you a situation such as this poses an ethical dilemma for a journalist -- report the story or become part of it? Me, not so much. Of COURSE you save people from a burning car. If you can get tape at the same time, so much the better, but this "dilemma" is what most people would call a false choice.

Good for him for doing what he did. Good for you for publicizing it.

Sam W said...

T-Shirts? Should you get some let me know, cause I want one!

Anonymous said...

if he were dragging me out of a burning car i'd say, "DUDE could you please set down the camera and use BOTH your hands to save me from the fiery wreckage...thanks much"

Anonymous said...

If he only needs the one hand, so be it. I bet if he'd needed both hands, he'd have used 'em.

Billy Jones said...

I'll wear yours if you'll wear mine.