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Watch: Whirlybird …’you have to get there when the news is breaking’

Here’s another great Storyville episode from the BBC Whirlybird: Live above LA. It features the couple who were at the beginning of the live breaking news boom in the 1980’s and 90’s and their Los Angeles News Service agency.

‘Flying high above Los Angeles in a whirling news helicopter, Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (then known as Bob) spent the 80s and 90s capturing the city’s most epic breaking news stories. Before the advent of the 24-hour news cycle, this daring husband-and-wife team invested in a helicopter and pilot’s licence, taking their cameras to the sky and changing broadcast news forever.’

PAN notes:
• Looks like licensing of the agency footage is available through their Facebook page
• View more LA News Service footage on their YouTube channel

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