May 7, 2015
Glenn Beck: The Media of the Future
Glenn Beck writes about something I’ve wondered about too:
Why does it supposedly take so many people to shoot a movie or a TV show.
Because… it really doesn’t, and shouldn’t.
This is the picture that kept running through my head as I sat down to be interviewed for a show that inexplicably named me as one of the most interesting people of the year. (It wasn’t a very interesting year, apparently.)
I sat there in utter amazement at the sheer scale of what needed to happen to pull this off. My segment was just a few minutes. It was a simple interview with Barbara Walters and myself. Yet, bustling around my office was close to 50 people, setting up and tearing down for hours and hours through multiple shifts. There was so much equipment, I wondered if the floors could hold it. There were handlers, caterers, and handlers for the caterers. They closed part of Sixth Avenue. There were more people in our offices to do a meaningless two-minute interview than worked in my entire company.
It was the ultimate illustration of how far we’ve come. The world is not changing, it has changed. Only now are the people in the old media starting to figure out what has happened.