Pre-Dawn Channel 10 Copter Rousts Fort Lauderdale
Thank you for your email and sharing your concern. I will pass on your email to our Executive Producer of the morning news. Unfortunately, we are in the business of covering news... It does not always take place at convenient times or locations. I apologize for waking you up..... And hope you get better rest tonight.Best wishes,Kristi------------------------------------------------------
To Kristi Krueger, Channel 10
Dear Kristi,Thanks for responding.I spent years in the business of covering news. I am a former Deputy News Editor of the New York Daily News, and was a supervising editor at the Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald and The Miami News, among other papers. I now have my own courtroom exhibit business and work out of my home -- where I like to get a good night's sleep.The use of your noisy news helicopter before dawn this morning was inconsiderate and excessive. Not only did you wake people up, but you did it unnecessarily. You did not need a "live" shot of a story that included no live action. You had better ground-level shots. Your reporter was standing outside the front of the store, for gosh sakes!! No good news judgment was involved in using the helicopter. It was just a TV station trying to get a little pizzazz at the expense of everyone else.You people simply failed to use good judgment and failed to concern yourselves with the well-being of your "neighbors."You can do better than that.CalYour noisy helicopter before dawn at 6:41 a.m. today ... long after it had woken me up.
Your live shot -- FROM GROUND LEVEL OUTSIDE THE STORE!! -- at 6:52. The helicopter remained until about 7 a.m. after arriving at about 6:30. (From a hand-held portable TV)
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