We can’t help but wonder if the creators of The Morning Show on Apple TV+ completed their research when we watch it (for the millionth time), and we can’t stop thinking about it. Especially considering that the show will be back for its third season. Is, for instance, the information on The Morning Show reliable? Is it an accurate portrayal of the high-stakes broadcasting industry? And as a final question, do you think working as a news presenter is actually all that stressful?
Because of this, we decided to have a conversation with Stacie Krajchir, who has nine years of experience working as a producer for morning shows. What follows is what she had to say about it.
1. Can You Believe What You Hear on The Morning Show?
The answer to this puzzling question is yes. In an interview with PureWow, Krajchir stated, “There are many elements about the show that is realistic.” “The early morning rituals, the rush to acquire the best story, the reporters willing to wake up, travel, and do whatever it takes to go on air, and the dream of becoming an anchor for many reporters. These are the things that make up the early morning news cycle. All of the talks about small-town reporters toiling away in obscure markets in order to get to the big event is absolutely true.
Krajchir explained that her experience may be unique in comparison to that of others due to the fact that she had a female supervisor. “My executive producer was rather young for her age and a woman, which was pretty unique at the time,” she said. “My executive producer was also a woman.” “She was in no way representative of the norm. I also had other acquaintances who worked for guys, and the stories they told me were quite different.
Krajchir admitted that appearing on The Morning Show brought up memories of her time spent working in a field dominated by men despite the fact that she enjoyed her overall experience. There was unquestionably a boys’ club there. “The male anchors and the sports anchors, it seemed like they always got the seat they wanted, whereas the women were in constant rotation—as if they were being cast—to see who the best fit was for the male anchors,” she added. “The women seemed to be in competition with each other to see who would be the best fit for the male anchors.”
2. What aspects of the morning show did you enjoy the most?
That is a significant amount beyond what we anticipated. Not only did “The Morning Show” brilliantly capture the atmosphere of a fast-paced production set, but it also did an excellent job of depicting the relationship between employees and their supervisors. According to Krajchir, the hierarchy of anchors and performers vs producers and show bookers is accurate. In general, producers who were just starting out in their professions did not “hang around” with the anchors. After a certain point in my profession, everything changed.
She went on to say, “There was generally very little gratitude shown by anchors regarding the amount of effort that was put in by producers underneath them to make the anchors appear good.” They were just given a script, which they read off of a teleprompter when they entered your house.
Krajchir was quick to point out that each circumstance is unique, as is to be expected, and verified that the Morning Show explores each and every worst-case scenario. She continued by saying, “And then there were those outstanding anchors, who treated producers equally and went out of their way to help elevate you or reward your accomplishments.” “And then there were those extraordinary anchors,” she said.
It is essential to point out that a few of the characters, such as Bradley Jackson (played by Reese Witherspoon), are “a little bit unbelievable.” Krajchir, on the other hand, remarked that Bradley’s backstory of “identifying a star in a small market seems plausible.”
3. What Awful Mistakes Did The Morning Show Make?
To begin, Krajchir noted that there are a few minor issues because the backstage areas of morning shows aren’t very attractive. This is true, however, only until the product reaches a level at which it is broadcast nationally. Our anchor talent did not have access to a changing room during their time here. “That is a tradition and a bonus of the national show,” she explained. After that, they continued by saying, “The screaming and dramatics in the control room, we didn’t have that.”
Krajchir also revealed that despite the fact that there were plenty of uncomfortable times on the sets she’s worked on, they weren’t even close to being as serious as what’s presented on The Morning Show. “Our crew of producers was definitely really stressed out, but we had a lot of fun!” she continued to say after the previous statement. “We laughed so much, and every so often, we had to remind ourselves, ‘We’re producing television.’” It is not a procedure involving the heart. We kept telling ourselves, “We’re not that important,” and it helped.
Back in a minute, going back to watch The Morning Show from the very first episode.