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At least the anchor was obviously taken by surprise on this...notice how she keeps almost stopping. I understand showing the wrong b-roll, but WHAT the hell was this footage MEANT for? "WOMEN'S BREASTS POPULAR AMONG MEN"?
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just wait until a substantial number of reporters are equipped with google_glass™ glasses.
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@1 - Totally thought the same thing. She's reading "Women's history month" copy and looking in the monitor... "what the... SERIOUSLY?"
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This is just terrible local news B-roll. The video is from the archives and probably some intern just typed "woman" into a database and this is what footage they had.

Also, why watching local news is just a giant waste of your time.
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"Attendees are asked to wear red to show their support, and bring some coffee for the men who have some important business to do, sweetheart."
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They might as well show some ass too.
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@4, it goes on a little long for it to be b-roll. If it were one person, but there's three or sets of boobs in that. Somebody was making a point. It's ridiculous.
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Does anyone have any insight into all the youtube videos of TV broadcasts recorded with cell phones? Do people really just sit there with their phones, night after night, hoping to catch something like this? Or is this a happy accident that happens while they record shows because their TiVo is full?
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who doesnt like boobs?
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It's like a clip from Anchorman II. Whammy!
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They should have had this song playing over the footage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBb5y8IHA…
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This is even better. I saw it on Letterman the other night. This clown Jim Castillo used to work in Seattle at Q-13 and KOMO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjF5DvV01…
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@ 12, that's another video shot on someone's cell phone. Who does that?
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> Do people really just sit there with their phones, night after night, hoping to catch something like this?

You're watching the news/tv, some weird shit comes on, you rewind the DVR and use the cell phone to record that weird shit for YouTube.
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As someone noted around these parts some time ago, news reports usually show fat person footage from the neck down.

It is possible, although admittedly unlikely, that the titillating footage was mostly a byproduct of women having breasts below their necks.
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To add to @4:
The b-roll was for a story on breast cancer, mammograms, etc. It got tagged as "women's issues" footage, and was therefore used for the Women's History Month story. No need to start a Million Mom March over this.

Just another case of local TV stations using unpaid interns to do jobs that should require skilled professionals. Those profits from political ads aren't re-invested in the product, they're squirreled away by the owners.
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@ 14, thanks. (Next question - who DVR's the news? No, never mind.)
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Huh. Before today I had never heard the term "b-roll." Judging from comments I am one of a tiny minority since the dawn of talkies never involved in the production of film/video.

Greetings from the dark side of the moon! I come in peace.
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@17 My DVR records as I watch live TV, so rewinding is easy. Also handy: I often let the show get ahead a bit, then zip through commercials. Lets me watch a one-hour show "live" in about 40 minutes.
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I have to start watching Faux News
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Where my d-roll at? You know, the one they play when there's a story about prostate cancer.
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On the subject of male exploitation, didn't like what Lena Dunham did to the Adam character this week on Girls.
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@22 But since Adam was one of the most dynamic, nearly heroic characters on the show we couldn't let him get away with that without being a stereotypical rapey man. As we know, at base all men are aggressive asshole rapists.
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@22 Also, I don't like what was done with Lena's character either although I guess it fits more. But OCD precipitated by an e-book? Typical sophomore season nonsense.
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You'd think a b-roll on breast cancer would feature, you know, a doctor? A clinic? Maybe a women getting an exam from the back?

"Hey, we're doing a story on breast cancer. Go out and shoot me some big tits."
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@25 You obviously don't know what b-roll footage is about.

It's the generic stuff played during a voice-over that sets up the real footage, like a doctor talking about cancer. It is also used as background for graphics about the story, like breast cancer rates in 1980 vs. 2010.
For a story about childhood obesity, for example, you would have b-roll footage of lean kids playing in the park and/or chubby kids at the fairgrounds with cotton candy. While that is rolling, you would have a reporter talking about Michelle Obama or some recent study published by the CDC. (FoxNews vs. RealNews)