Knew there was a reason I held on to this silly blurry snapshot I grabbed from Election Night, 2004, with the incomparable, witty and razor-sharp Chuck Roberts holding down the anchor chair as the results flew in fast and furious after 7P ET.
More blurry snapshots of a wild night covering the 2004 national election at the CNN Center in Atlanta after the jump.
My Messy Workstation.
Yeah, they still gave ordinary writers with cell phones and live Internet connections access to the real-time exit poll data that year! Put a stop to that after 2004, however. Too many people noticed the drastic descrepancies between the exit poll data and the results passed back by the unaudited (and not-exactly-tamper-proof) new electronic voting machines! Fancy that.
Some 2004 souvenirs.