Thursday, January 15, 2009

Your Mental Sorbet: KNBC's Kent Shocknek and Christopher Nance (October 1st, 1987)

Here is another "Mental Sorbet" that we could use to momentarily forget about those things that leave a bad taste in our mouths.

This post is in honor of NBC4's 60th Anniversary.

This video is from October 1st, 1987. It opens with David Letterman doing a bit on the Whittier Narrows earthquake that happened that morning. Letterman airs the still infamous scene in the KNBC newsroom where news anchor, Kent Shocknek and weatherman Christopher Nance are hiding under the desk.

Please note that the cameraman stayed standing at his post.

Kent Shocknek was later honored by the Red Cross and by a few cities for demonstrating how to behave during an earthquake.

Happy 60th Anniversary NBC4

Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa

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