10 Things You Don’t Know About NBC 5 Today

NBC 5 Today keeps you up to the minute, the minute you are up, and it takes a whole lot of people to make sure that happens. Here are 10 things you may not know about your favorite morning show.

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NBC 5 Today keeps you up to the minute, the minute you are up, and it takes a whole lot of people to make sure that happens. Here at 10 things you may not know about your favorite morning show.
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NBC 5 Today keeps you up to the minute, the minute you are up, and it takes a whole lot of people to make sure that happens. Here at 10 things you may not know about your favorite morning show.
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1. You know NBC 5 Today is an early morning news show, but what you may not know is the producers get started the night before. The first one comes in the door at 11pm.
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2. What fuels the late-night/early-morning news gathering – coffee. Here’s the fueling station.
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2a. Here’s the fueling station we sneak up to the 4th floor to visit. A perk of being here when everyone else is sleeping, we can get the good coffee. Sssshhh. Don’t tell them.
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3. The NBC 5 Today show writing/editing staff has almost a total of 100 years of experience working news.
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4. They won’t let us tell you – but the technical crew has even more experience. The most senior crew member started in 1974.
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5. For every reporter you see there is a photographer behind the camera. They have to be crafty when it comes to gathering the news while the city sleeps.
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6. The anchors look good, but Brenda is the one who really gets them camera ready so early in the morning.
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7. The anchors look a little lonely on set – but really they are surrounded by people. Here’s a look at what they see from the anchor desk.
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8. This is the view from the producer’s chair – keeping an eye on everything from what is on the air to what could be on the air, not just here but national and international news.
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9. The news has gone high-tech, our cameras are actually robots.
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10. And the news is, also, low tech - the anchors are good, but memorizing 2 ½ hours of news – no one is that good. Thanks to a teleprompter and the operator to roll those words they are able to bring you the news.
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