Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Obama's Address

Last week we got word that Obama would be addressing the nation from the Oval Office at 8 Eastern, 5 Pacific. ABC was going to be airing the speech and we wouldn't have a 5 o'clock show. Great news for us!

During the day everyone got a chance to breathe a little easier knowing the our deadlines had been pushed back a little and when the address aired at 5:00, many of the reporters and editors in the newsroom stopped what they were doing and gathered around our TV bank to watch the address. It was something I hadn't seen at the station before: Everyone was transfixed by the speech and what President Obama was announcing.

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