RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – For viewers, following the NCAA Tournament is as easy as picking up the remote and turning on the TV to tune into March Madness.
But for CBS crews, they have worked 10 hour days for the last week to make sure you get to watch your favorite teams.
The games don’t start until Thursday, but there are still plenty of fans out to watch UNC practice. But long before the fans arrived, 65 members of the CBS crew had been making sure not a moment of the Madness is missed.
A few feet outside the arena, one man is looking at every single camera angle and getting to choose what you see at home”
“I try not to think how many people watch or else I get nervous and I would never be able to make a decision,” said CBS director Mike Arnold.
Arnold directs the March Madness coverage; he has also directed big games like the Super Bowl. And if you think it’s stressful watching your favorite team on TV, Arnold said it’s a new kind of stress making sure you see them.
“We’ve got other everybody is yelling and screaming and you have to filter out what you need to know and what you don’t need to know,” he said.
Arnold said it’s an organized chaos – and one they’ve been prepping for days.
He said CBS has brought out extra cameras and trucks to handle the big event.
And they’re as prepared as they’re ever going to be to make sure you can root for your team this week.