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Roll! Shooting TV News by Rich Underwood

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CHAPTER 13

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Greg Stickney

Live—What TV News Does Best

Greg Stickney

Chief Photographer

KNSD-TV, San Diego

Emmy Award for Making a Marine, documentary, 1996

Golden Mic Award for “Chased by Fire,” spot news, 1988

I t’s late October under a dark red twilight. Streetlights glow as motorists search for shelter in downtown hotels. A few masked citizens point up at the low, bleeding sky, squinting through ash that falls like snow. Coughing through surgical masks, they weigh their chances. “Will there be a home to return to?” It’s twelve noon, but it looks and feels like nighttime in hell.

Just a day before, strong Santa Ana winds blew in hot, dry air ...

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