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Live from Studio 1A: The War on White

I had to blog about our 8:36 segment on Meredith's fashion faux-pas from yesterday of wearing white pants.  While the topic itself is very buzz-worthy (as shown by the number of viewer emails we received yesterday), I think it's also worth mentioning how our story today came into existence.  After we realized the phones were ringing off the hook and the emails were flooding in all day long,

I had to blog about our 8:36 segment on Meredith's fashion faux-pas from yesterday of wearing white pants.  While the topic itself is very buzz-worthy (as shown by the number of viewer emails we received yesterday), I think it's also worth mentioning how our story today came into existence.  After we realized the phones were ringing off the hook and the emails were flooding in all day long, Roberto Bailey, an associate producer here, got assigned a spot for today's show on the topic. 

I got a message from Roberto yesterday afternoon asking if I could track an e-mail for his segment.  Tracking is what we call the voiceover parts to tape spots - the narrative voice that you hear.  Most mornings Matt and Meredith have to track spots before the show starts, and then we have a producer who adds their track into the spot so that it can run a few minutes later live.  So Roberto asked me and a few other staff members to read some of the viewer emails - track them - for his spot.  I went up to the sound booth and voiced Debra's email, and I have to say it was nerve-wracking.  Roberto had me try it a few times, because I sounded too authoritative the first few times, ha!

He then had Meredith walk around on the street and interview people asking their rules for when it's appropriate to wear white.  WATCH VIDEO  The spot came together well, and it's a fun example of how one topic we hadn't even thought about became it's own feature on the show one day later.  Kudos to Roberto for bringing it all together, and to Meredith for always being able laugh at herself!