Arrest of Andrea Yates
Clear Lake, TX June 21 & 22, 2001
On June 20th 2001
a mother of 5 children, drowned all 5 children in the bathtub of her house
then surrendered to authorities. This was a tragic event but this
is the business my company and I are sometimes in. We had 3 trucks
parked on the street working for CBS, NBC, and FOX networks. These
trucks were all working about 30 - 40 straight hours on this job site.
Pacsat called in 6 people to run all three trucks for this many hours.
Top line of photos is a view off all the sat trucks lining both sides of
the street you can almost see all 3 pacsat trucks. To the right is
the line of cameras and reporters doing live shots all day and night, well
this picture is when I had a break and so did all the crews. Next is
what I think is a nice promotional shot of 2 of our trucks working hard.
Next to that, is Cory our Austin Bureau Chief. He came down and wound
up producing all the morning network shows, CBS Early show (our client)
and NBC Today show. He was busy on the phone making sure our guests
showed up on location on time. Also running to get coffee and Krispy
Kreme for the workers. Next row down is Wade who drove down
from Dallas for this job. He is in the larger Pacsat truck.
The guy in the black shirt next to him is Dan who flew in from Los Angeles
to work an all day shift. He was not having a good morning to spite
the Krispy Kreme. Bottom row is Jason, he is based in Austin, also
having a busy morning. And finally, here is Jeff savoring a moment
to enjoy the morning doughnut and coffee. I don't really remember
when all these pictures were taken over the 2 days but all of us were running
dual path (2 signals on the satellite at the same time), early early morning
(3am-4am on site) and long long days I think most of us either finished
after 6pm (evening network news time in Texas is 5:30pm) and were back the
next morning for another round of the same.
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