Breaking news is a staple of local TV, but it doesn’t often happen like this. Two minutes into the 10 p.m. newscast on Chicago’s WLS-TV on Dec. 23, 2007, a minivan crashed into the studio. The driver later was quoted as saying he “wanted to be on the news.” Here’s how anchor Ravi Baichwal reacted:
Kudos to Ravi for keeping it clean. But the incident does make you wonder about the wisdom of glass-fronted, street-level studios, doesn’t it?