“Tagesschau”: Judith Rakers takes the microphone breakdown with humor

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Judith Rakers takes the microphone breakdown with humor

Judith Rakers was sovereign as always, despite a small sound glitch in the “Tagesschau”.

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Due to a microphone breakdown, Judith Rakers moderated the “Tagesschau” with a hand microphone. She takes it with humor.

In the 8:00 a.m. edition of the “Tagesschau” there was a small mistake on Monday, which Judith Rakers (47) skilfully covered up. She confidently grabbed a hand microphone because her lapel microphone no longer worked.

Judith Rakers very “old school”

Shortly after the start of the broadcast, there was no more sound during a contribution. Within seconds, however, Rakers was outfitted with a handheld mic. When she was seen again, she explained: “As I can hear right now, we don’t have any sound, so I’m going to continue with this microphone in an old-school way.

After the broadcast said Rakers on Twitterhow the breakdown could have happened. “If you get up at 3 a.m. for the early shift and then a breakdown occurs because of a defective battery on the lapel microphone,” wrote the “Tagesschau” spokeswoman for a screenshot on which she can be seen with the hand microphone. “Interestingly, makes you much more alert than coffee.” When asked by a user whether there were any replacement clip-on microphones, explained the 47-year-old: “Not during the current broadcast …”

The reactions of the viewers

Several viewers also commented on the breakdown. Some Twitter users agreed that Rakers, as always, handled it with aplomb.

“And that on Monday morning”, one user also noted. “Comes back to the ESC performance with the show microphone”, said another. NDR2 presenter Jens Mahrhold commented similarly: “… at first glance I thought it was a secret ESC application.” Apparently, the presenter can at least sing. On the comment “When using this Haverie microphone, I always think that a ‘SingStar’ session is about to start”, Rakers replied with a wink smiley: “I also thought about it for a moment. I really like singing karaoke…”


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