Jul 24, 2020
Thinking on your feet is essential when covering a breaking news story. In this episode, veteran broadcast journalists David Mendel and Mike Xirinachs share the personal drama they encountered while tackling their respective assignments. For David, it's being the only reporter inside Houston City Hall when a city council member's aide is suddenly taken hostage. For Mike, it's being among the first on the scene of what appears to be an oil tanker fire, but is actually one of the worst aviation disasters of the past 50 years: the downing of TWA Flight 800.