Technical difficulties were bound to happen. And this morning a few did. Some on the set, some off. Alexis Glick‘s pre-taped interview with Sen. Hillary Clinton ended abruptly with Sen. Clinton being cut off mid-response: “Well, Alexis, I think that’s what elections are about, um…” After a commercial break, Glick explained the “full interview” will air tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Glick’s co-anchor Peter Barnes was in Times Square with the “fastest, most powerful, most expensive street-legal car in the world.” One problem, after much anticipation the car wouldn’t start. Later, back on the set, Barnes explained the multi-step process to start the $1.5M Bugati; he apparently wasn’t informed of one of the steps crucial to starting the car.
A few wild camera shots, and over the shoulder graphics problems. But those can happen on any given day, on any given channel.
Here’s a clip of the network’s first moments in HD.