Editing live TV or radio is about knowing when and how to shut people up.
Here’s an extreme example from the Olympics basketball.
BBC commentator Mike Carlson gets cross after being clobbered on the head with a basketball by “some idiot”. Though he changes his tune in this longer version here when informed that it was most likely an accidental head doosh by a player. His interesting personal blog is here. Have a look. It’s not what you’d expect.
I don’t recommend this ball-to-head approach for every situation. I’m sure you have your own personal solution. (Feel free to share it.)
In order to keep to the spirit of my old journalism tutor, John “Tighter! Tighter!” Foscolo (he was talking about text, honest), I’ll stop now.
Except to recommend that you scroll down the right hand side of the page to where you’ll find the links to the other members of the Loose Bloggers Consortium. They’re also talking about editing today.