'Caring stations' go to the extent of warning viewers if a clip they are about to see has flash photography, which has been known to trigger inherent medical conditions. So you can imagine the agony of such a patient, watching news on this particular studio set.
And what really is the aesthetic value of having such a 'horrid' background as a news set? I find it too busy and a major hindrance to following what the anchor is saying.
I wonder how many people, who like me, have noticed there is even a greenish neon sign that keeps lighting up and switching off, on one side of the anchor.
In the end, the eyes gradually begin to get fed up with this visual assault and the itch for the remote becomes irresistible.
NB: a colleague just mentioned to me he also gets uneasy watching the streamed video on this studio set. His source of discomfort however, comes from what he says is the lack of a sufficient depth of field. This he says, always makes him anxious about the possibility of the news anchor falling down, backwards!!