Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A week after theater shooting, political ads to resume in Colo.

As of now, Colorado is the only swing state where you can turn on the TV without being bombarded by political ads. That's about to change.

They've been suspended in the wake of Friday's mass murder in Aurora.

The calm won't last long. Both major presidential campaigns plan to resume ads this weekend.

Monday, July 23, 2012

This morning the planet realized the finite nature of bandwidth

DENVER - In the crowded newsroom at 9NEWS (KUSA-TV), my colleagues and I watched in in frustration.

We were selected by the judge to provide live video to all television outlets on the planet of the first court appearance for the suspect accused of killing 12 people in a crowded Aurora, Colo. movie theater.

It was not going well. I could sense the expletives being hurled at us from every control room and newsroom across the face of the globe.

A few minutes in to the court hearing, the video and audio froze-- a little bit at first-- and then so much you couldn't make sense of what was happening.