Live TV comes with anxiety, tension, and unforeseen turn of events. However, local broadcast stations need to be alive to the fact that delivering a seamless show is not larger than life. Oh yes, you can take a break and eject an unruly studio guest. But oh no. When a TV presenter is down, the live show must not go on, especially not according to the usual script.
In what must count as one of the most awkward moment on Kenyan live TV shows, a host hurt himself on air, and was writhing on the floor in pain.
But the co-presenter, (on the misadvice of the director/producer perhaps), set in motion the normal closing sequence of the show.
So, as her colleague was screaming his guts out, she started bidding the viewer goodbye, and at one point even clapped.
So what if, God forbid, the injury sustained by the other presenter was very serious?
(I'm not saying ending in death, but well, distantly implying it).
Would there have been any justification to continue with the show normally, if there was a grave (pardon the pun) situation on the set?
I doubt there was a viewer (with a heart), focusing on the presenter winding up the show.
Again. The quest to deliver a perfect live show is not a matter of life and death.
Do keep that point alive, show director/producer/floor manager!