It's sweeps time and that means a saucy series for TV news. Hookers ? Not enough of them to make for a story.....Drugs ? Lots of them but hard to get video. How about following cops around on the night shift ? That's pretty easy to do.
It's not all cops who work at night. Hospital ERs, all night diners, and snow removal crews at the ready.
When I worked there it was always a challenge to dream up interesting sweeps stories. Homeless people would be a good topic. We hear about all these couch surfers. Tattoos and piercings would be a good topic to agitate the older viewers. I like that mortician story I mentioned the other day.
I see they have started to live shots again.....Must be the new boss wants it jazzed up.