Fashion Show “On The Set Of Evening News”

By Chris Ariens 

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Following up on our post this morning, about how the torrential rain displaced CBS’ The Early Show. The Early Show team put together a story on the experience, which we’ve excerpted. They write, 40 minutes before airtime “it began raining inside The Early Show’s studio and newsroom. Quick thinking and impeccable execution enabled the staff to move the entire broadcast about a half-mile west to the CBS Broadcast Center on the far west side of mid-town Manhattan.”

The anchors, producers, the director, technicians, and guests “all took taxis and cars west, arriving at the Broadcast Center just 20 minutes” before air.

“Six models participating in a fashion show crowded into taxis for the trek west, and New York Knicks All-Star Stephon Marbury, scheduled to talk about his low-price line of basketball shoes, had to change from sweats into a suit in a hallway at the Broadcast Center.”

Steve Friedman, VP of Morning Broadcasts “quipped, ‘Did you ever think you’d see a fashion show on the set of the CBS Evening News?'”

>More: Hannah Storm blogs about the… well, storm.