Putting together a live election show is no easy feat, especially when you are still in high school. Doug Green who runs the award-winning CHSTV program at Carlsbad High told Carlsbad Patch, "We had thirty students working at Golden Hall on Tuesday with the final crew leaving (with parents driving) at 1:15 a.m. We were back at school at 6:45 a.m. to put the finishing touches on the broadcast before it aired on Wednesday."
Green added, "This show was unique for us in a couple of ways. Firstly, it was our first election show where we produced live, streaming updates with live segments on the hour. That added another level to our coverage that really presented a real world challenge."
Nearly every media outlet in San Diego reports from Golden Hall on election night. The CHSTV team was the only group of high school journalists reporting there Tuesday night. "The feedback and kudos they received from the professional media was also really validating for the kids. They take broadcast journalism very seriously and getting that validation from adult journalists is always reaffirming," said Green.