Ed Note: We're pleased to announce a new partnership with Ed Sherman and The Sherman Report. Content from The Sherman Report will be syndicated periodically at AA with exclusive pieces from Ed as well. The first of those is a behind the scenes look at the NBA on ABC with Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Breen.
CHICAGO -- Veteran sports TV producers and directors always know to be prepared for the unexpected. However, nobody could have seen this coming.
The sun actually shined in Chicago Sunday.
In the endless, soulless winter around here, it seems like the last sighting of the sun coincided with the Cubs winning the 1908 World Series. Yet there was that bright star, in all its radiant glory.
However, the rare appearance created a problem for Jimmy Moore. The director of ABC’s coverage of the Bulls-Miami sent his cameraman out Saturday to get all those various shots of the city that you see during the telecast. They looked great except for one thing. It was cloudy Saturday, as it is virtually every day during the winter gloom in Chicago.
“I can’t use most of those shots now,” Moore said. “My guy killed himself yesterday getting them. But there were clouds. It’s sunny today. I had to send him out again this morning.”
Thus began ABC’s preparations for the nationally televised game from the United Center. Here is a behind-the-scene looks of what goes into a telecast.no comments