Breaking news literally breaks in

Breaking news is a staple of local TV, but it doesn’t often happen like this.  Two minutes into the 10 p.m. newscast on Chicago’s WLS-TV on Dec. 23, 2007,  a minivan crashed into the studio.  The driver later was quoted as saying he “wanted to be on the news.”  Here’s how anchor Ravi Baichwal reacted:

Kudos to Ravi for keeping it clean.  But the incident does make you wonder about the wisdom of glass-fronted, street-level studios, doesn’t it?


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