A Little TV Magic - 05/30/14

  I just gave a Belmont student considering a career in broadcasting a tour of our studio.  We have a really nice performance set and it's fun to share it with tour groups and the next generation of journalists.
  A few weeks back during another tour for a group of boy scouts from Gallatin, one of the parents told me they had recently been to New York City and toured the set of NBC's Today show.  The parent said the Today show set was smaller and less impressive than the Fox 17 set. 
  A little tv magic.  Just like the side mirrors on your car, some things are closer or larger than they appear.  Not that size is the most important thing because the Today show crew certainly does a great job, but it was fun to have someone else brag on our set.  We use it as best we can to serve our viewers.  That's what it's all about for all us at Fox 17. 

 

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HOUSTON (AP) -- It's a $28 million dream home. But the residents are just a bunch of big apes. The Houston Zoo is showing off its new gorilla quarters. Seven of the endangered primates now live in the new state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor exhibit. A family of three of those gorillas are transplants from the Bronx Zoo in New York. It took Houston Zoo officials four years of fundraising and construction to make the gorilla home a reality.

WATER USE APP

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Some California school kids are turning high-tech entrepreneurs. Five Riverview Elementary School students in Fresno have come up with an idea for an app to monitor water use. The state is in the grip of a record drought. The Fresno Bee reports the kids presented their idea to officials in March. Now, the Fresno Chamber of Commerce and businesses including AT&T are kicking in more than 50,000 bucks to develop the app. It will be free and should be available for download by the time school starts in the fall.

 
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