Radio: Writing with a Camera

At 2:30 o'clock one afternoon last week, weary television crews snapped off their lights, closed down their cameras and gratefully headed home from Chicago, groggy, red-eyed, aching for sleep. Following the interminable roll calls and floor battles of the Democratic marathon, they had been on the job up to 15 hours a day, a total of 77 hours in six days (v. 70 hours for the Republicans). But they had learned some invaluable lessons in the art of covering fast-breaking news.

Inside the convention hall itself, camera crews and spotters had sharpened their eyes...

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