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CNN Breaks Ground in Use of Drone News Footage — Here’s the Video

Mar 6, 2015  •  Post A Comment

CNN announced that it has achieved a breakthrough in newsgathering by airing what a CNN spokesperson calls “the first-ever FAA-authorized use of UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone] video for news-gathering,” Multichannel News reports.

The footage aired today on CNN’s morning news show “New Day.” The network said the footage provides a bird’s-eye view of Selma, Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, which was a focal point of the events of Bloody Sunday during the civil rights movement.

“TV news operations had been testing drones for news gathering and, last fall, the FAA approved exemptions to drone regulations that allow TV and film production teams to use the small, unmanned aircraft to get killer shots without endangering any humans,” the story reports.

Here’s the video as posted by CNN:

One Comment

  1. “Sources say that it is Jeff Zucker’s way of continually fleecing the network’s image and more importantly, ‘droning’ to search for quality programming to replace live breaking news and another DON Lemmon ‘Special.’……” “‘CNN,’ live breaking news coverage with ‘CNN’S’ Live Droan coverage only on ‘CNN.'” “This is CNN.'”

    Did Jeff Zucker inherit a mess? Absolutely. The former management must have felt at the time that FOX News could never become a threat. By the time that Mr. Klein departed, Larry King started resembling an owl and the rest of the network seemed to tails spin.

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