This is a category of TV news story -- underlying events that, in themselves are not newsworthy, yet which happened to take place while a video camera was rolling. The fact that the events are recorded on video is the news. On NBC, Anne Thompson is narrating a two-part Exclusive here and here (exclusive because NBC paid for the rights, not because of any scoop journalism) from the skies above Wisconsin, where skydivers were wearing helmetcams when two planes collided. The English version of the same phenomenon is narrated by ABC's Lama Hasan: Barnaby Young was wearing a helmetcam when his friend Mark Hardingham found his kayak lodged in a waterfall. We watch Hardingham's rescue, after which he lamely says: I hope my wife does not find out." Here's a tip, Mark: if you do not want her to find out, do not let ABC have the video. Hasan's video offers a quick thrill; for a kayaking story that will stay with you, check out David Martin on CBS from Great Falls on the Potomac last month.
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