August 13th, 2008
09:21 PM ET

Newsflash: AC360 is beefing up the online menu

Erica Hill
AC360° Correspondent

Starting tonight, a little something extra during some of the commercial breaks.

A few of you have seen us silently practicing our new webcast via the studio webcam. Tonight, get ready for the real thing!

What will you get on this snazzy new webcast? Unprecedented access. We're taking you behind the scenes to show you what really happens when the camera lights go off. We'll let you in on all kinds of inside scoop, like our lingo, how scripts are written, how we watch video on our desktops, and who all the invaluable people are in the studio every night.

We may even talk to a guest or two during the break. Yes, AC is along for the ride, too.

We'll see you at 10 – on TV AND online!


Filed under: Behind The Scenes
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Michelle Fonthill Ont,Canada

    Hi Erica
    Wow that's awsome! I've allawys wondered the process opf writing the stories that are featured on the show each night. I love to live blog but it nver gets posted too many poeple i guess but this is intersting to see AC off camera and what is giong on behind the scenes.
    I love AC 360 and thanks for the great new feature!

    August 14, 2008 at 10:35 am |
  2. Anna, Hong Kong

    This could be the basis for a new reality series. Endless possibilities here.... No slacking around during the commerical breaks now.........well, at least not till the hour has passed.

    August 14, 2008 at 9:47 am |
  3. Bill Lexington MA

    Thanks for checking the facts in Obama Nation. If one of the biggest errors is Obama didn't dedicate his first book, I think you missed the point. While it is a fact that may be wrong, it isn't a material fact that will influence anyone opinion about Obama...who cares.....so you made your point, it contains errors, but pick a material misstatement, not something trivial.

    August 13, 2008 at 11:31 pm |
  4. BW Ma.

    Thanks for covering important stories like Russia and Georgia, China cheating at Olympics, Powell and his potential endorsement,. But Kathy Griffith....she doesn't add anything to your coverage and is often irritating.....dump her.

    August 13, 2008 at 11:18 pm |
  5. Jolene

    Erica: I enjoyed your webcast segments tonight. You did a great job! Tried to Live Blog tonight to let you know but it just wasn't in the cards. Multitasking was harder than I thought! I appreciate you trying new things. Keeps it interesting. Looking forward to it. Good Luck.

    Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    August 13, 2008 at 11:13 pm |
  6. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    I completely missed it in the first half of the program and when I opened the web cast in the latter part of the program there was no sound. Is this going to be a regular feature?

    August 13, 2008 at 11:06 pm |
  7. EJ (USA)

    I had way too much fun on the live blog tonight. Way too much fun.

    August 13, 2008 at 11:04 pm |
  8. Jo Anne Cummings


    August 13, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  9. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Too many bells and whistles for me. I'll leave it up to the gold medalists of multi-tasking. Just watching ac360 and throwing in a few comments on the live blog is enough for this taxed, tired, exhausted from a long day at work, foggy mind. Good luck.

    Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif.

    August 13, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  10. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    Erica, can you pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time?

    August 13, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  11. Claire

    I'm not trying to be mean but speak for yourself, Cindy. Not everyone thinks like everyone else. I don't think any of this takes away from the show. The fans that I know appreciate it and I think it helps understand what goes into making the show. Where else can you see this kind of thing? I'm happy you're doing it. Keep up with the new ideas!

    August 13, 2008 at 9:56 pm |
  12. Annie Kate

    So does this mean the video cam will actually have sound now? I don't see how you and Anderson do all the things you do during the show – delivering the news, blogging and now this. I'll be watching tonight to see how it goes.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    August 13, 2008 at 9:40 pm |
  13. Cindy

    OK...how much more can you all do!?

    I have an idea for you!! Just do the show and do it great! We could care less about the other junk that is taking away from the show. Have you all noticed the ratings lately? I'm just sayin...


    August 13, 2008 at 9:29 pm |