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Old 06-28-2016, 03:45 PM
Hail Ants Hail Ants is offline
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It also happened in 1974. News crews were still using film more than videotape back then. Portable video cameras and recorders were large, bulky, cumbersome and expensive. They also used a lot of electricity and battery tech back then was not good either. And they would have had to haul all that gear up to the roof. Even using the elevators (if they were even allowed inside) it would still have been impractical. The news crews were probably expecting him to fall and therefore felt being on the street would be a better vantage point anyway.

There may have been some video footage shot from the street but it wouldn't have been very exciting to watch and most likely was not saved.