Here's How

Season 2 Episode 7

Printing a Newspaper

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Printing a Newspaper
We open with Orange Balloon snoring and Mouse enjoying a late-night snack, a peaceful scene that is soon interrupted by the ringing of an alarm. It turns out that tonight we're visiting a newspaper office, the office of the Toronto Sun, to find about how they manage to turn out 400,000 papers to deliver by dawn. We learn that almost all of the writing of the stories is already done and that at this point the main action is in the printing and composing department, where they have just three hours to get everything ready to go. They sketch the layout of the newspaper and take pictures of everything that has to go in the paper and after making sure that the pictures are clear, they place them on a plate for the printing press. In the old days, the plates were made of very heavy metal and had to be bolted onto the printing presses, but it isn't quite so bad today. Still, everything has to be handled carefully and placed in the proper order in order to make sure that the paper comes out right. A test run is done and then a team carefully examines everything in the paper to make sure that everything is in the right place and that everything looks okay and if there's a problem, then the settings on the press have to be changed. Once everything is done, the major printing starts and although they suffer an occasional breakdown, the major work for this crew is done. Conveyor belts send the papers to delivery trucks and the printing continues until sun-up, but the next night, everyone will be back for the process to start all over again.moreless

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    Tara Strong

    Tara Strong

    Mouse (Credited as Tara Charendoff)

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