In the beginning Sarah Bleu was advised to write a VO SOT but while on the story we was informed that it would now be a live shot. It had become a very important story that all Memphians wanted to know more about. The station wanted the viewers to see what was going on right now. However, as hours went by nothing was happening. We were out there from 1:30 until around 10:15 p.m. It was freezing that day so every station wanted answers as soon as possible.
This was by far one of my most anticipating and stressful stories I had went on throughout my entire intern because I wasn't prepared. I was starving but I could not leave because of the possibility of missing something important. I was colder than most because I was nowhere near fully dressed to be outside for that long period of time.
After this live shot, I learned to always be prepared for any story to go live no matter what the story is because anything can happen. From that day forth I always brought extra clothing, food and beverages because once you are out in the field there is no guarantee you will be near any restaurants or warmth. Although we weren’t able to get much footage, it was worth the experience.