So CNN and most other networks where showing live coverage of the incident. What was Discovery Channel broadcasting? I could understand if he'd gone after Disney or HSN or the CW?
We are not a news organization. We don't have camera trucks and such. We create a tremendous amount of programming but very rarely are we live. The only instances are the Koppel Group broadcasts we did on cancer with Lance Armstrong.
Consequently, we don't have our facilities aligned to create spontaneous broadcast of news events. This morning we had a company wide meeting. We were allowed back in the building after 10. The company brought in coffee and pastries with David Zazlav and our founder, John Hendricks downstairs to talk to everyone.
It was a very interesting meeting in which our CEO went over the performance of all our emergency procedures. The evacuation went flawlessly, according to plan. The building was designed post 9/11 and the functionality of the public space was optimized to protect the rest of the building. The swat team and police were impressed with our security and their proficiency and camera surveillance. We practice emergency evacuations and it showed.
Overall, the outcome was as positive as it could have been. We have much to be thankful for in regards to the emergency response and assets that were brought to action.
The end result is that we had a total nut job come into our workplace and defile it with his demands and bombs and eventually his blood and brains. I can't say enough of how much it disturbs me that he did this to our beloved building.
David spoke of how they are going to re-evaluate our lobby and make it our space again.
and yes Ed, your beloved and hopefully paid for fish tank experienced no harm.