Malcolm Jason | Contributing Writer
Students monitor the cameras and check settings before airing live for the Sibley Day newscast. Legacy photo by Kelsey Rogers
The Lindenwood University Television station (LUTV) gave students a behind-the-scenes look at a live news broadcast as part of the fourth annual Sibley Day celebration on Feb. 22 at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts.
It was a rare opportunity for both students and community members to see the amount of work that goes into programming and filming a typical news show at LUTV. Station staff member Greg Shufeldt said that the event was a big success.
“We had a good time,” he said. “It wasn’t quite the crowd that we were expecting, but those that were here definitely were attentive and got a good view of what it is that we do here.”
LUTV has hosted this event every year on Sibley Day. For students who work on the broadcast, the news on Sibley Day is one of the busiest days of the year. Student producer Paige Hill said that the news on Sibley Day was stressful but rewarding.
“It wasn’t easy. We worked really hard to make this happen,” she said. “The program today maybe wasn’t our best technical performance, but it really was our most ambitious newscast of the year. We tried a lot of things we don’t get to do very often.”
LUTV news anchors Steve Kornfeld and Paige Hill take their places at the news desk on set in the studio as they prepare for the broadcast. Kornfeld and Hill are just two of the many students involved in filming Lindenwood’s newscast. Legacy photo by Kelsey Rogers
The students who saw the live broadcast were impressed by how much work gets put into each news program. Senior Ian DeFries was at the event, and he said he didn’t know what to expect when it started.
“Watching it on TV, it looks so easy,” he said. “They make it look perfect, but it’s a lot of little things coming together. It was pretty awesome to see all of the people here working so hard to make it look easy.
In the studio. – Legacy photo by Kelsey Rogers