"Out of Sight" - Robert Lissit - American Journalism Review

"Out of Sight" - Robert Lissit - American Journalism Review

Producers are unsung, unknown - and essential to the success of television news-magazines

by: Robert Lissit | publication date: December 1, 1994 | Publication: American Journalism Review | journal issue: December 1994 |

"Phillips' credit on the story, aired on "PrimeTime Live" in May 1994, read "Producer." Many viewers probably didn't notice it. And if they did, most of them would have no idea what Phillips and his fellow producers do. But they play a crucial role in a network newsmagazine industry that, this season, will generate revenues estimated at $1 billion."

Robert Lissit goes in depth about the importance of having talented producers to complete a successful hidden camera show.

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