New NDSU sports bar doubles as school television studio

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Posted: Oct 04, 2015 10:46 AM
New NDSU sports bar doubles as school television studio

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The newest sports bar on the edge of the North Dakota State campus has an added attraction beyond the obligatory TV sets and beverages served in a Bison horn. There are also lights, camera and action.

The Herd & Horns bar and restaurant comes with a portable TV studio that will serve as a real-world laboratory for the school's broadcast journalism students to learn how to do live sports talk shows and conduct interviews with players and coaches.

The set is cleverly disguised as a long high-top table and chairs in the front corner of the bar. Slide some of the chairs aside in favor of a soundboard, TV monitor and mounted bright lights — and suddenly, it's show time.

The first show is scheduled to air in two weeks.