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WPLG Police Chase


This video arrived in our inbox yesterday, it’s from the August 26 police chase in Miami.

The stations that share Sky10 had a rough time covering the chase because the chopper arrived plagued by technical difficulties which meant WPLG, WTVJ, and WFOR, (WLTV didn’t break in) had the same
freezing, stuttering video which eventually disappeared. That left WSVN as the only station able to follow the car. Sources from different stations told us “we just watched WSVN and listened to Ralph Rayburn for details”. And that was really evident on Channel 10, during the coverage Jacey Birch gave a live play by play, clearly stating at one point that they don’t have Sky10 available as she looked at monitors nearby! Oops?

Speaking of Channel 10, they had a really rough time covering the chase. It felt like it was really chaotic behind the scenes for some reason. The whole time they were on the air there was constant noise and chirping from the radios in the newsroom which Jacey Birch’s mic picked up, it m made it difficult to follow what anchors Constance Jones and Erik Yutzy were saying. On top of that, the station stayed a little too long on a close up footage of the dead victim covered by yellow tarp which the wind eventually blew to uncover a slouched man in his wheelchair.

WFOR had Eliott Rodriguez cover the story who, given the circumstances, kept it together well for almost 15 minutes

WFOR CBS Miami video:

WSVN video:

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Kevin Ozebek Newsplex

WSVN reporter Kevin Ozebek is usually seen on afternoons and evenings, he also gets to play on the anchor desk from time to time when one of the anchors has the day off. Last weekend Kevin got to substitute for Jeff Lennox on Saturday morning, which meant he had to wake up at some ungodly hour and try to keep himself awake for the next several hours of Today in Florida. Before the show he posted this video on Facebook showing viewers how he stays awake and alert during the newscasts, and naturally it involves a big dose of caffeine.

For those of you keeping score, that’s over 300mg of caffeine

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Before he was Don Draper, Mad Men star Jon Hamm was a 25-year-old waiter on a cheesy dating show called The Big Date offering ladies a “night of fabulosity”. Hamm got rejected by Mary and Shonia who went for the stunt man and a boy-band bleached blond finance major guy.

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What could possibly happen if you interview drunkies on South Beach five minutes before midnight on December 31st? Fox News reporter found that out when he asked a woman to say something to the nation. She did:

/hat tip @DSS828/