I saw a post on Facebook from Dallas Mom's Blog saying they needed audience members to attend a taping of Good Morning Texas. The topic of the show was going to be Fall Fashion. I was free that particular morning, so I signed up for a spot. I figured it would be cool to see how a live show was filmed and potentially get to meet some of the anchors. My sister was free that morning too, so we went together.
When we arrived, it was kind of funny because there were models everywhere getting ready for the show. We felt out of place! The producer rounded up the audience members and brought us into the studio. She gave us some insight into how things would go, asked us to put our phones on silent and tuck our bags under our chairs, and encouraged us to be energetic and smile often. The cool thing was that she didn't mind if we took pictures or stayed around to meet the staff after it was over.
I have to say the operation seemed frantic. It didn't appear that the anchors, crew, or talent had much notice about what they would be doing next or where they needed to be. It was clear that no one had done a run-through. I'm not sure if that's how it normally is, or if this show was an exception since there were so many special guests/models, etc. All I know is that I would be super stressed out if this is how things go 5 days a week! Mad props to everyone for being professional and getting the show done, though. The anchors did their jobs very well and rolled with it when they needed to.
I definitely had a front row seat. Here's what it looked like from the viewer's perspective. I'm in the blue and white dress.
We were able to visit with anchor Carrie McClure for a little bit after the taping and she was gracious enough to pose for a picture with us. Anchor Jane McGarry was busy filming short promos/teasers for upcoming shows, so we didn't get a picture with her.