than 50 staff members, 24 cameras, 12 guests, 200 hours of tape,
92 monitors, 2,000 work hours and 11,000 feet of cable were tied
up in the Phoenix14 coverage of the 2004 elections.
2004 from Phoenix14 was an unprecedented six-hour, live broadcast
carried simultaneously on ESTV, WSOE Radio and the internet.
doing six hours of election coverage because the perspective of
students is not the perspective CNN has," Phoenix14 producer
David Douglas told Pendulum reporters before the event. "We're
going to talk about issues that matter to college-age viewers. Our
focus is to provide information for this audience."
news team employed all of the technical facilities and resources
available in the School of Communications and through Elon Television.
Advance planning worked to help the broadcasters incorporate live
interviews with local leaders, taped packages from around the local
community, updates from Florida and other battleground states, and
tracking of major political races in the broadcast.
The news team
covered the presidential race, gubernatorial races from home states
of Elon students, North Carolina state races and Alamance County
To view a slide show about the Nov. 2 marathon newscast click