Who covers the news overnight?
Most likely, not your local TV station.

From 10:30pm until 4:00am the next
morning (depending on your time zone),
local television newsrooms don’t have
camera crews or reporters on the street.
Instead they rely upon freelance
videographers called ‘Stringers’ who
prowl the city at night in used cop cars
crammed with police scanners and video
duplicating equipment.

‘Late Breaking News’ follows veteran
Chicago Stringer Ken Herzlich as he and
his associates break or cover some of
the biggest stories of the last two years
in Chicago. Some of which like the E2
nightclub disaster and the Lincoln Park
porch collapse became national and
international news.

The stunning images, the lives effected,
and what does not make air - ‘Late
Breaking News’ examines a late night
world most people don’t know exists and
will broaden your understanding of the
nightly news and how many of their
stories are selected.

The film also features appearances by
former 60 Minutes correspondent and
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Carol
Marin, Chicago Police Dept.
Spokesperson Pat Camden, and the VP
of news at Philadelphia’s NBC 10 Chris
Blackman.
Stills
The Chicago Tribune 3 star review.

Michael Wilmington says...
"One of the best documentary portraits I've seen of TV news
and of Chicago by night...

Fast, illuminating and engrossing, Jon Knoll's "Late Breaking
News" centers on local freelance TV news cameraman Ken
Herzlich, an engaging Chicagoan who, with his crack team of
fellow cameramen and radio-spotters, covers the night beat: the
fires, shootings and freeway accidents that they will record and
sell to local news shows.

Sometimes he hits a major news break: the E2 nightclub
tragedy or the Lincoln Park porch collapse. Sometimes he finds
something less tragic: runaway cattle or weird weather tales.
But director-producer-editor Knoll - cannily filming, interviewing
and splicing in exciting news footage - makes Herzlich's
dusk-to-dawn job seem fascinating. A very entertaining
nonfiction movie, "News" might also inspire a terrific dramatic
feature."
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"LATE BREAKING NEWS"

Who covers the news over night? Most likely not your
local television station. So where do all the stories come from?
Late Breaking News will expand your understanding of local
television news and how they decide which stories to cover.

Michael Wilmington of the Chicago Tribune gives it
three out of four stars and says...

"One of the best documentary portraits I've seen of TV
news and of Chicago by night...

Fast, illuminating and engrossing, Jon Knoll's "Late
Breaking News" centers on local freelance TV news
cameraman Ken Herzlich, an engaging Chicagoan who,
with his crack team of fellow cameramen and
radio-spotters, covers the night beat: the fires,
shootings and freeway accidents that they will record
and sell to local news shows.

Sometimes he hits a major news break: the E2 nightclub
tragedy or the Lincoln Park porch collapse. Sometimes
he finds something less tragic: runaway cattle or weird
weather tales. But director-producer-editor Knoll -
cannily filming, interviewing and splicing in exciting
news footage - makes Herzlich's dusk-to-dawn job seem
fascinating. A very entertaining nonfiction movie, "News"
might also inspire a terrific dramatic feature."
Late Breaking News was an official selection
at these film festivals...

Hot Springs Documentary Festival 2005

Chicago Underground Film Festival - 2005

Kansas International Film Festival - 2005
Featuring Interviews With

Ken Herzich - Veteran Chicago Stringer
Carol Marin - Chicago Sun-Times Columnist
Pat Camden - Spokesperson for the Chicago Police Dept.
Chris Blackman - V.P. of News NBC 10 Philadelphia
Brad Bartley - Chicago Stringer
The Crew of "LATE BREAKING NEWS"

Jon Knoll - Director/Editor/Producer
Jeremiah Reeves - Editor/Camera/Associate Producer
Keith Horn - Composer Original Score
Davis Goolsby - Camera/Computer Consultant
Alx Galasinao - Make-up
Ron Magers - Narrator