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VIDEO: Teleprompter Catches Fire During KLAS Newscast

This is something you don’t see everyday: a teleprompter caught fire during KLAS‘s 5 p.m. newscast on Thursday (video above).

Smoke could be seen rising into the frame of a studio camera as reporter George Knapp attempted to close out his story towards the beginning of the CBS-affiliate’s newscast.  Anchor Paula Francis later explained that a small fire had broken out, before she launched into a story about two local wildfires.

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As Wildfire Rages, Colorado Springs Station Delivers Days of Nonstop Breaking News

As a massive wildfire extended its reach in Colorado Springs over the weekend, KKTV, the market’s CBS-affiliate, began providing nonstop coverage of the natural disaster.  And the station hasn’t stopped.

So far, as of this posting, KKTV, which is owned by Gray Television, has provided nearly 100 hours of continuous breaking news coverage and, with the fire doubling in size Tuesday night, there doesn’t appear to be a break in sight.

“When we first broke in just before 2 p.m. on Saturday, we had no plan as to how long we’d stay on,” KKTV news director Liz Haltiwanger told TVSpy today via email.  “We just knew our viewers needed clear information, live images, and weather forecasts right away.” Read more