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A Day in My Life: Fox 8, Cleveland

Suzanne That's Life

People tend to glamorize the writer’s life…but the truth is it’s really not so very glamorous! For me, it means lots of time spent in a laundry room.

But recently I had a rather surreal moment–a TV interview on Fox 8 in Cleveland, Ohio. Surreal, yes. Glamorous, no. So much of behind-the-scenes TV is not the small piece of what you see on TV. Instead, it’s big, chilly warehouses, huge equipment, booms and beams, more huge equipment, and a lot of hurry-up-and-wait.

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I still can’t figure out this green screen thing.

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This cameras are actually robotic. As I sat there waiting to be interviewed, the camera came rolling toward me, then focused in and out. Very Star-Trekky!

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I love this pix of my sister! She was more nervous than I was.

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I didn’t get pix of this, but during the commercial breaks, the hosts went straight to their iPads or iPhones. I caught one of them fixing hair, using the iPad as a mirror.

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Even though the waiting time was slow…the actual on-air time flew by. All in all, not glamorous…but it was fun.


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