Life in "The White Hot Center of the Universe"

When things started to pick up before the debates on Saturday afternoon, I knew it was going to be an exciting evening. The energy on campus was high and everyone in a few mile radius …

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More Than a Paycheck

Caitlin Patenaude '11 (l) and Lauren Weybrew '08 (r)I’ve spent the past few days working for ABC News and despite the extremely long hours, lack of sleep, and caffeine diet, I would do it all over again. My duties started on Jan. 3, …

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600 Seconds, 1,000 People

GAT_6558.jpgABC News' Susan Mitchell has the formidable task of moving one 500-person audience into the Dana Center Theater while simultaneously moving another audience of the same size and energy level out, in under 10 minutes. …

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Chauffeurs, Actors, and Window Cleaners

Students have had the opportunity to experience first-hand, every detail that goes into putting together a production like the ABC/Facebook debates. The students have done everything, from chauffeuring news talent and candidates around the local …

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Inside the Fox Box

Finals week of the fall 2007 semester began with a large construction project. This project was not done by students but by hired professionals of the Fox News network. Their mission: construct the Fox Box, …

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Signs, Chants, and Supporters

Campaign Supporter Area ABC/Facebook DebatesTo me, the biggest change to the campus came today. On the front lawn of Saint Anselm College a pen was set up to hold the supporters of the presidential candidates. I knew they were …

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Behind the "Behind the scenes"

People watch the news everyday, but how many people think about the cameraman? Some may watch a live shot and then do think about the cameraman. How many people then think about the person who …

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The Day After

The Candidates GreetThe media, the security, the candidates, their supporters. Now, the (temporary) quiet. Saint Anselm College made history on Saturday, as Charles Gibson concluded the Republican debate and welcomed the Democratic candidates to the stage. For …

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Spin Room at Saint Anselm College

And the World Keeps on Spinning

Img1566.jpgI stood enveloped by the aroma of seventy-five different after-shaves worn by men whose weapon of choice was a very large video camera or a twelve foot long pole and microphone. Bright lights surrounded the …

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This Week Started Early

After last night's debates I returned to our office in Lower Cushing to load, categorize, and edit our hours and hours of footage. I left our office at 1:45 a.m. and started the cold walk …

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