*The show must go on when it comes to live TV, even as your news camera is being smashed or your head is being pelted with rocks.
CNN reporter Sara Sidner was hit in the head with a rock as she reported live from Ferguson Monday night. The veteran war correspondent was standing across the street from a local business that had recently caught on fire when an anonymous person hit the CNN reporter in the head as she spoke remotely to anchor Jake Tapper.
Tapper immediately asked her if she was OK, to which she replied “I’m OK, I’m OK. I’ve been hit with much worse in my day.”
He then told her to leave the area as protestors continued to loot and set fire to local businesses.
“I see other rocks going into the picture there,” Tapper said. “There are obviously some really bad people near you and we want to get you to safety.”
Elsewhere in Ferguson Monday night…
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask smashed a Fox News camera during one of their live shots.
Fox News’ Steve Harrigan was pointing out a stash of alcoholic beverages on the street when a protester entered the frame and started cursing. The camera then abruptly jerked towards the ground and the live shot was lost.
Later on, Harrigan told Fox’s Shepard Smith that he thought protesters were angry that his crew was filming looting. He said none of the crew was injured.
“The only casualty was the camera,” he joked.
Watch below incidents below: (The Fox News camera incident begins at 1:43.)