Learning to share is something we stress to children but it’s clearly a valuable lesson far beyond childhood. This morning, I shared a live truck with my noon show co-anchor Patrick Elwood as we both reported for “Good Day Chicago”. Once in a while, that’s just how it works out. It’s an efficient way to get more live reports in the newscast while establishing more of a presence on the streets.
Cameraman Ed Flynn set up the live truck near Union Station. Patrick was covering the White Sox and the surprise trade of Jim Thome. I was covering the state’s new tax on candy and liquor. Viewers on the streets were surprised to see me and Patrick in person, at the same time. But I wonder how many viewers at home noticed that we were fronting different reports from the same location.
For my report, I bought sour gummy worms, candy bars and Twizzlers to illustrate how the new tax applies to many favorite items. I only shared a little.