CBS Goes Inside Vatican TV

By Chris Ariens 

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Last weekend was a big one at the Vatican. The Pope installed 17 new Cardinals on Saturday and on Sunday he closed the door, literally, on the Holy Year of Mercy.

And all of it was captured on stunning new 4K HDR TV equipment. Vatican TV, which has just 21 full time employees, is one of the first broadcasting entities to use the new Sony technology. CBS This Morning’s Seth Doane got a look inside the production facility and talked to Greg Burke, a former Fox News correspondent, who is now head of the Vatican’s press office. “This helps get the Pope’s message out,” Burke said. “The better you can tell that story — and these days, we’re telling stories with pictures.”

The technology is so advanced, it will be several years before most viewers can appreciate it, as 4K HDR TVs are still making their way into people’s homes.