(updated) I was in the middle of a long voice-over session at Domain Communications in suburban Chicago. The producer had just called a short break and I walked out of the studio and noticed the shocked looks on the faces of several of the staff. I asked, “what’s wrong” and one of the guys in sales pointed at a television in the corner of the office and said, “The space shuttle just blew up.” As I turned, the images were at that moment being re-run of the explosion.
Truly, a very sad day.
And yet, we had to finish the session, so we did. It wasn’t easy.
(Further update: At the National Religious Broadcaster’s convention 2006 in Dallas, I ran into my friend Jim Draper. (His contact information is on this page.) He was there at Domain that day and when I mentioned to him that I’d written this post, he told me that he had been listening to the launch on the radio in his office. When he heard the description of the explosion, he was the one who had the office staff turn on the television.