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Earthquake Hits LA, Local TV Anchors Keep Calm And Carry On — Or Not: Video

By | Monday March 17, 2014 @ 8:42am PDT

There are a couple ways TV on-air talent can go when faced with a 4.4-magnitude earthquake hitting their market. This morning, KTLA, which is the Tribune-owned CW affiliate in Los Angeles, and the market’s CBS O&O demonstrated the two. The quake struck at 6:26 AM PT during live morning newscasts.

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LA Police Chase Suspect Shot Down On Live TV

By | Friday December 13, 2013 @ 11:50pm PST

Police chase shooting live tvKTLA-TV was following a high-speed police pursuit through Los Angeles tonight and ended up showing the driver getting shot live on the air. An LAPD spokeswoman confirmed to Deadline that there was an officer-involved shooting but offered no further details, including the suspect’s condition. The chase ended at 10:30 PM when the suspect’s Corvette plowed into another car at the intersection of Los Angeles Street and Olympic Boulevard downtown. KTLA’s helicopter camera was rolling when the male driver exited the wrecked car and headed for the sidewalk. “Game over,” one of the station’s announcers said, just before the suspect suddenly fell to the ground. “Down he goes,” said a second announcer. “He’s probably pretty injured from that crash. It was a very, very violent crash.” He abruptly stopped talking, then said, “I gotcha” — as he was informed that the man had been shot. At that point, the first announcer told the cameraman to pull out of the tight shot and said, “I’m not sure if those were non-lethal rounds or not, but clearly they hit him with a whole lot of something as he tried to run.” Read More »

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