Just got back from filming my first segment back on Cablevision's "Sports Scene," following a hiatus of more than a year.After negotiations between the Poughkeepsie Journal and Cablevision lasted throughout the summer, I'm back on the air, reprising my role as guest commentator on the weekly program about local sports, hosted by long-time local anchor Charlie Cornacchio.
Airing every Tuesday evening locally on Cablevision's Ch. 18, "Sports Scene" brings viewers the week's best sports stories and highlights.Where do I come in? Just as I did for the 2006-07 school year, I add a guest viewpoint (originally, it was sold to me as me being "the Andy Rooney of the show") for the last segment of the program.
Here's my vantage point every Tuesday morning, as I face the camera, read my script off the teleprompter and share my thoughts with the audience. (Am I breaking the fourth wall or what???) This, however, is the end of the process.Waking up early in the morning, I have to think of an idea and essentially write a column on the fly, before gussying up -- today, I wore a blazer! -- and hustling to the studio, where I input my words into the teleprompter and tape several takes from several angles. Then, I'm off for another full day reporting on local sports for the Journal.
A lot of work? Sure. But it's all worth it when I get to sign off at the end of each segment with For the Poughkeepsie Journal, I'm Sean McMann; and I'll see you next week!