L.A. anchors kill time by taking the set for a spin

Any reader of this site will know that we often expound the virtues of video walls to enhance storytelling. Sometimes, though, they’re just plain fun.

KCBS-TV’s morning team managed to kill some time during commercial break by creating a real-life “Grand Theft Auto” of sorts.

It all started when the control room fed video of a car weaving along L.A. freeways to the on-set video wall. Anchors Rick Garcia and Sharon Tay began amusing themselves by turning their chairs around and pretending to drive. Thankfully, someone had the foresight to hit “record.”

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Soon forecaster Josh Rubenstein joined in the fun, while also managing to get in a bit of a workout. He pretended to be running along the roads in front of Garcia and Tay.

Video walls are good for all sorts of other shenanigans as well — whether it be a giant seagull attack or opening a portal to hell.

If this isn’t a good reason to convince your news director to install a video wall on your set, we don’t know what is.

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H/T Eric and FTVLive

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