The studio is buzzing with a palpable energy when a man bursts in
to yell, “We need the cameras out there by 2:00; it’s happening
downtown at 2:00!” The time is 1:47 p.m. Crewmembers are shouting
over one another with directions. Story pitches are being tossed
out and shot down. Everyone is on a 20-minute deadline. Steele,
with the calm of a veteran, applies his own makeup in a dressing
room adjacent to the studio, without breaking concentration.