Check it, Peons: Your CNN Humiliation Compartmentalized

Friday, July 27, 2007


I recently received an e-mail from a Peon Confidential reader who related a funny story about former CNN director Tim Hughes.
I want to preface this by saying he was one of my very favorite directors. He had a kick-ass sense of humor and an infectious giggle that made even the shittiest shift go by faster. I never once saw him in a bad mood...which is why this story is so great:

"We were doing that dreadful show (DELETED TO PRESERVE ANONYMITY) and a certain dizzy VJ was running camera. Poorly.
You know things had to be going bad if Tim was getting upset. After he'd had about as much as he could take he shouts over the PL:

"What the hell's going on out there, guys? The fuck?! We got Jerry's Kids out there or something?"

This same VJ, I might add, once forgot that her mic was open, and was trash-talking Tim... while he was directing. So he chimes in with:

"Huhh? Whaaaaat??!! You're gonna *learn* a piece of shit in a minute!"

I love ya Tim, wherever you are...


Anonymous said...

"Quick everybody: name five songs by Fleetwood Mac!"

a former audio-spud said...

"It's Ted Nugent day at C Double N! Playback... Ted Nugent song, go!"

Anonymous said...

"Hey fonts?"
"Yeah, Tim."

Anonymous said...

Tim is currently at WAGA in the ATL.
lost the urge to direct, now he just runs camera.