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That being said, I think that the newscast went pretty well overall. I was extremely pleased with the wrap that Erika turned in. I liked how many soundbites she got, and thought the montage of people she got talking about how stressed they were was very clever. I thought Flavia's phoner turned out pretty well as well, especially considering that she had issues getting in touch with the person she was going to do the original phoner with.
I was pleased with the timing of the newscast, but also slightly surprised that we had so much extra time after the break. Going into the last couple stories, we were literally right on where the rundown said we should be for time, then somehow, went into break with 45 seconds to go. I was happy that we had a decent floater to pull, and thought Flavia did a good job of adding it in there. However, even with the floater and the kicker, we still used the long weather and long goodbye, and came up 5 seconds light.