I Got Nothing

by - June 07, 2010

I didn't think I was going to have time to write anything not related to my show this morning, but apparently I was mistaken. And as a result of my assumption, I'm completely unprepared.

To understand my frustration with this past night, you have to have some concept of how I put my show together. When I get here, I open up my work center (it's called AP NewsCenter), and I open up all the shows from the night before. Monday through Thursday nights (a.k.a. Tuesday through Friday mornings) those shows are the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 shows from the night before. On Sunday nights (a.k.a. Monday mornings) I open up all of the weekend shows.

It's a given that there's not going to be a lot of local news coming from the weekend. There's only one reporter and there's usually nothing all that important going on, but I can usually count on there being two packages and a couple of sound bites.

Not today!

I get here last night, open up the weekend shows and immediately see a problem. Both of the packages are dated, which means I can't use them. That left absolutely no local news in the Sunday shows and only one video bite in the Saturday show. Which means, except for the Sports segment and Legal Matters, I had to put together almost an hour's worth of news to build my show for this morning.

I just finished that task about 25 minutes ago, leaving me really only enough time to post my stories to the web. But that dreaded task was not meant to plague me today. For whatever reason, the AP wire doesn't have a single story on it. Excuse me while I perform my short-lived victory dance.

Which propels me to my blog. Guys, I got nothing.

P.S. I promise I'll catch up with your blogs eventually!

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  1. Haha. I love your AKAs on the days. It's really confusing when you work night shifts, right?

  2. It really is, especially since I'm experiencing the same day twice! Most of the time I don't even know what day it is.