ARLINGTON — Two hours before “The Steve Katsos Show” goes live from the ACMi community access studios here, the host has just finished hashing out the cold opening with his producers in “Steve’s Green Room,” a bathroom he co-opts on taping nights. Katsos, tall, thickly built, and quick with a smile, is still in his jeans and a white T-shirt, resting the ankle he twisted earlier in the day. There is already a buzz of activity in the control room and the studio.
Justin Brown, who will operate the handheld Steadicam for the night, pops in. Katsos tells him what he’ll be shooting and how he wants it to look, and tells him to make sure he gets some of the pizza waiting downstairs. Katsos already knows how he wants each shot to look and sound like for that night, and every few minutes, another of his crew of 40-plus volunteers and interns appears. Katsos greets them warmly and gives them detailed instructions.
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