News anchor fumbles with touch screen timeline

Martin Zavan, ninemsn
1:37pm November 21, 2012
November 21, 2012: A Canadian news anchor presenting a timeline on the conflict in Gaza had problems operating his touch screen as pieces of information expanded larger than he would have liked and appeared to fall to the bottom of the screen.

Technology got the better of a Canadian news anchor as he tried to use a touch screen during a live TV broadcast.

The LCN reporter was trying to present a timeline of the conflict in Gaza when things went pear-shaped – unruly graphics slipped out of view, expanded wildly and vanished from the screen.

In video of the incident posted online on November 16, the viewer filming the debacle can be heard breaking into fits of giggles as the presenter tries to gain control of the situation.

More graphics are seen sliding onto the screen and flipping sideways, soon piling up before taking over the entire screen.

After the anchor fumbled around with the device for about 30 seconds, the show's producer appeared to step in and pull the plug on the touch screen experiment, cutting to a full screen shot of one of the graphics.

Source: CNet. Author: Martin Zavan, Approving editor: Fiona Willan

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