At 8:48 a.m. this morning Dallas Fox-affiliate KDFW went into breaking news mode after a suspicious package had been found near Cowboys Stadium, the site of next weekend’s Super Bowl.
Saul Garza reported live via phone from outside of the stadium, describing a scene in which firefighters and a police bomb squad had surrounded a manhole that contained suspicious looking materials.
The station went to “Live! with Regis and Kelly” at 9:00 a.m. but then cut in with breaking news coverage a few minutes later with a live helicopter shot of the bomb squad at work. Anchor Tim Ryan described the scene but was careful not to overhype the situation, saying that local authorities are displaying extra caution in the lead-up to the Super Bowl.
Garza again reported live via phone, providing an update on the bomb squad’s efforts. Ryan also spoke with aerial photographer Mike Warner who reported on individual details, including the equipment being used by the bomb squad, while highlighting them with his camera. Read more