‘The Morning Show’: Inside Building the Fictional News Set

  • Variety
‘The Morning Show’: Inside Building the Fictional News Set
In preparing to tell a story set in the world of a morning news show, executive producer and director Mimi Leder and production designer John Paino traveled to New York to visit some of the real-life counterparts to what would become the titular “The Morning Show” at Apple TV Plus.

They learned of a crucial difference between such programs as “Today” and “Good Morning America,” and harder news channels including MSNBC: “We discovered it wasn’t like a newsroom [with] the news anchors and all of the desks behind them and activity all over the place,” Leder says of the former shows that combine news and entertainment elements.

Since that is what the show within their show endeavored to depict, they needed to build a set that reflected the separation. However, Leder still wanted to be able to move with characters between essential spaces, including the anchor desk, control room, dressing
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