Last night I shot Labor Day fireworks in Cincinnati. Just before going live at 11 o'clock, as I was setting up my camera, the following coversation occurred.
Random Guy: Can I be on TV?
Me: Not this time.
RG: Please. My girlfriend and I want to report. How do we get to do that.
Me: I don't know. Send a resume to the station.
RG: But we want to be reporters tonight. Can't you just point the camera at us and let us talk?
Me: I'm afraid they won't let me do that...................anymore
Brief History Lesson #1: Prior to 1998, all tv news personalities got there start in television as drunk people at events that just asked a photographer to point a camera at them. Now you know.