Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sat Truck City

So just how many TV crews are at Virginia Tech? Not as many as they're were certainly, but a sat truck city of staggering breadth still clots a fat swath of Blacksburg. One dish truck driver I know says it's the biggest satellite scrum he's seen in his twenty years of transmitting calamity. Local crews from around the nation, accented presenters from across the pond, a Who's Who of network press. It's enough to make your low-laying lenslinger wish maybe he'd poked his head up when the marching orders were being issued. Then again, I've spent the week providing counter-programming for all the producers in my life. Today for example I milked a volunteer luncheon for seventy five seconds of feel-good theater. More of a viewer reprieve than a full-fledged feature, not once does it mention handguns, lockdowns or manifestos. Here's looking forward to a quiet weekend...

3 comments:

DarkStarHarry said...

is there a way I can get a better JPEG copy of the satellite trucks shot?

Lenslinger said...

Not sure. I cadged it off of NewsBlues, but couldn't find a link to a bigger shot. From what my colleagues tell me, the sat truck scrum was spread over two seperate parking lots, making it hard to do justice in a single shot. I'd be anxious to hear how network crews would rank it size-wise. Easily the biggest My guys have seen. As they post photos, I'll share.

joey said...

i see you couldn't escape blacksburg this week, my friend!