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    record (shoot?) a broadcast

    Hello.
    I am not sure if this is the proper compartment to ask this question, but after a long hesitation I decided it will fit the best in here.
    What word do you usually use in English to describe what TV reporters do at the scene of an important event?
    They arrive and then record (or shoot?) a live broadcast? Or is there a more common expression for that?

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    Re: record (shoot?) a broadcast

    As it's live, I would use shoot or do, though the industry may have its own terms. It is being recorded as well, but that doesn't seem to be the point when it's going out live.

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    Re: record (shoot?) a broadcast

    Perhaps "film a live broadcast" too. I agree with Tdol that if it's a live broadcast, although it probably is being recorded for posterity, that is not the main purpose.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: record (shoot?) a broadcast

    It's a "live broadcast" (noun) or they are "broadcasting live" (verb) in American English.

    "We're broadcasting live from the Philadelphia airport, where any minute now we expect the arrival of the plane carrying..."

    A radio station may say "Come visit us as the Family Fun Festival in West Chester this weekend, as we broadcast live from our tent near the entertainment stage."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: record (shoot?) a broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by sufler View Post
    I am not sure if this is the proper forum to ask this question, but after a long hesitation I decided it will fit the best in here.
    Don't spend a long time wondering which forum is most appropriate, sufler. If you choose the wrong one, a moderator will gladly move it for you and you won't be punished for it.

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