Helaine and (visiting) Stef are in the family room watching TV. I wanted to see the president’s statement on the budget talks. I grabbed my laptop, went to whitehouse.gov and watched the clean feed.
The president was late. The feed streamed a wideshot of the podium.
Like everything else on TV the White House briefing room is smaller than it looks. Take a look at this screengrab to see how close Jonathon Karl, Major Garrett and Ed Henry are standing though they’ll all be live simultaneously.
It takes a lot of skill to work like that.