By Dan Miller
October 7, 2008
This is a basement level room in a dorm/classroom building there on the Belmont campus.
Just about 30 feet outside that window (and above ground) is the spot where I've been broadcasting from in the garden area near the Belmont mansion.
It might not appear to be a palatial office, but -- trust me -- I've worked out of other spaces at past events that, by comparison, make this look like a state-of-the-art NASA research lab.
We even had our own (semi) private restroom down the hall.
Belmont has done a superb job of accommodating the, literally, thousands of journalists who've converged on the campus from all over the country to cover the presidential debate.
The second photo shows Mike, Don, Mike & Phil.... just four of WSMV's dozens of technical workers putting in long hours to get our reports on the air from Belmont.
We had one little computer glitch and weren't able to access scripts from the station.... but the good news was, I brought along my laptop and --- back to the basics --- the producers at the studio simply emailed the scripts to me and we printed them.
So my little laptop was a hero-device for awhile.
More photos later.