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Night Shift Diary
Heather Searles, associate producer

The night of the Superbowl, 2000-Boston, Massachusetts

Okay, I'll be the first to admit it! I fell asleep. It was tough staying up all night and at 4:30 a.m. or so, when we shot a sit-down interview with Dennis Leonardo who worked Internet security for GTE in Boston, I could not keep my eyes open. We did the interview in a glass conference room and I was sitting off in the corner. Blake (camera), Rich (sound), Rhian, (producer), and myself. Our talent was tired as well. Nonetheless, I don't know how long I dozed off. It may have been 10 minutes or as long as 50 minutes.

I didn't feel that badly about falling asleep. It was the wall. I hit it. We didn't wrap that shoot until 11:00 a.m. and we were on a plane back to San Francisco at 11:30 a.m. We had started at 9 p.m. the previous night. We did not use the GTE story because that night happened to be a really, really slow night.

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