Okay, to alleviate the stress of upcoming sweeps, we're collecting tales of cheap behavior by TV stations. So send in your best manager-throws-nickels-around-like-manhole-covers stories. Some classics you'll have to beat:
-The anchor candidate who was dropped off at the airport just before lunchtime and handed a candy bar.
-The station with only one portable light so the second evening crew had to shoot outdoor standups using the high beams of a Ford Bronco.
-The manager who rationed Sweet'N'Low for the office coffee machine. When you ran out for the month, it left a bitter taste in your mouth. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
-The station that used Video News Release tapes for field tapes.
-The station that ran ads for a bogus opening to replenish its supply of 3/4 inch field tapes.
So let's have those "tales of cheapness" for the Hall of Fame. All contributions will be posted anonymously. Send 'em to email@example.com
And don't forget to turn off the lights when you leave the newsroom.