When a Producer has to stack a long morning newscast it can be really hard to find enough material to fill the full show.
It is then when the Producer starts looking for filler. Filler is short on substance and slightly better than just putting color bars on the screen.
This morning at 10:20AMET, your humble FTVLive editor will become filler on WGN's (Chicago) Morning News.
I'm going on the show to talk about this, but mainly I'm being used to fill time.
By 9:20AM Chicago time the only people watching WGN Morning News are the shut ins and relatives of the show's staff (which you can tell by the photo above, still means plenty of viewers).
Being a newscast filler.....let's scratch that off the old bucket list.