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mangeorge
11-30-2008, 12:59 PM
Early on in a spot for The Newshour on PBS, someone takes a swat at an interviewer. It goes by pretty quick, but it looks familiar to me.
Anyone know the story?
Peace,
mangeorge

Liberal
11-30-2008, 01:03 PM
Could you give a little more? What do you mean by a "swat"? Is it verbal or physical? And what is it that looks familiar to you, the swat? The guest? The script?

mangeorge
11-30-2008, 01:37 PM
Could you give a little more? What do you mean by a "swat"? Is it verbal or physical? And what is it that looks familiar to you, the swat? The guest? The script?
I'm pretty sure you'd have to have seen it to know what I'm referring to.
It's on the street, and there's a guy with a mic and someone almost off camera who swats (with a hand) at the mic holder. It's probably a cut from a segment on the show.
There's really not much more to say about it.
You're trying to "whoosh" me, aren't you? :p

Yorikke
11-30-2008, 05:13 PM
You're trying to "whoosh" me, aren't you? :p

Probably not - I didn't understand it either. And with no further info, good luck...

Joe

mangeorge
11-30-2008, 05:30 PM
I'm sitting there on my butt, watching a program on PBS (Public Broadcast System) and between shows there's a spot (short commercial) for The Newshour, a pretty good news program on that network. This short is a clip of a story that it seems had been on The Newshour at one time. This very short clip shows a guy, likely a reporter because he's holding a mic (microphone) backing away from someone who's not completely in the shot, but you can see a hand swat at the reporter. It's on tv, so it must be real.
Swat: : to hit with a sharp slapping blow usually with an instrument (as a bat or flyswatter) <swatted the ball for a home run
I know, I know.
Now wheresgeorge04 is having me on.

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