WICHITA — You never know what's going on behind the scenes at a TV news set.
Thanks to Larry Hatteberg's cool demeanor and Jay Prater's quick action, viewers probably didn't notice the drama during KAKE, Channel 10's 5 p.m. newscast Tuesday.
During a commercial break, anchorwoman Susan Peters started feeling funny.
"Is there something wrong?" she asked Hatteberg, thinking perhaps there was an earthquake since the room was starting to spin.
"I looked in her eyes, and I immediately knew something not good was happening," Hatteberg says.
Peters grabbed Hatteberg's arm.
They were about to return to the newscast, and Peters was supposed to have the next story.
Hatteberg took over instead, but he had to continue holding up Peters at the same time.
"I was afraid she was going to topple off the chair," he says.