Technical issues are a constant struggle while producing a live telecast, but they’re especially stressful when they come during a serious portion of a broadcast. Take ESPN’s College Gameday and their discussion of Art Briles following his dismissal and comments about the Baylor sexual assault scandal. The network aired a segment on Briles and his apology for the events that transpired at Baylor, leading to this removal back in May:
“I made mistakes. I did wrong, but I’m not doing this trying to make myself feel better for apologizing,” Briles told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi. “I understand I made some mistakes. There was some bad things that went on under my watch. I was the captain of this ship. The captain of the ship goes down with it.
“So, I understand that I made some mistakes, and for that I’m sorry. But I’m not trying to plead for people’s sympathy. I’m just stating that, ‘Hey, I made some mistakes. I was wrong. I’m sorry. I’m gonna learn. I’m gonna do better.”