Warming up CNN

When CNN/US unveiled its new newsroom and studio October 5, the surprise was that this pioneering 24-7 network had jettisoned a hallmark of many round-the-clock operations--fluorescent lighting. "Fluorescents offer a heatless, soft, long-lasting, very-low-maintenance light source," says lighting designer Bob Dickinson, who consulted on the project. "But what they wanted to accomplish here was a richer production environment."

Under designer Rene Lagler's direction, the cramped anchor

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