As we noted Friday, roughly the final third of Tiger Woods‘ heavily covered statement was captured only by the secondary, cut-away camera positioned beside Woods.
CBS Sports was the pool for the statement which was carried live on at least 18 television networks and streamed on countless Websites.
A CBS Sports spokesperson tells TVNewser a power source failure mid-statement knocked out the head-on camera. When the shot went to black — the audio was fine throughout — the networks quickly switched to the cut-away. We also hear that when the power failed, it short-circuited the camera, leaving just the side shot for the final 5 minutes of Woods’ apology.