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Local Students Get the Scoop on TV

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Sometimes the best way to learn about an industry is to try it on for size.

Twenty students in the Reno-Sparks Youth Leadership Program got to do that with television today, touring our studios here at Channel 2 and actually doing what we do. And they saw that there is a lot more to getting a newscast on the air than what you see on the screen.

There are production people, camera operators, reporters, producers, photographers and engineers and it takes every one of them make a newscast happen every night. And this is just their latest stop.

"We've gotten to do so much!" says Abbie Seeliger, a junior at Reno High School. "We went to the County Jail and saw how it works and we've been to a number of businesses. And this is so much more than what you see at home. It's cool to see what everyone does and all the aspects of it."

"There's so much that goes on and so many buttons to push and so many ways things could go wrong," says Katrina Weil of Spanish Springs High School. "I had no idea."

Not only do they learn how the community works and how different industries work, but they get a chance to give back to the community. Earlier this week they held a clean up event for the Veteran's Guest House in Reno and met some of the veterans who will benefit.

Most I talked to today plan on going into careers other than television, but tonight they all know how this industry works and how to work with it, no matter what career path they choose.

And Leadership Reno-Sparks does this for students every year.

Written by Erin Breen

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