New NDSU sports bar doubles as school television studio

FARGO, N.D. (AP) The newest sports bar on the edge of the North Dakota State campus has an added attraction beyond the obligatory TV sets and beverages served in a Bison horn. There are also lights, camera and action.

The Herd & Horns bar and restaurant comes with a portable TV studio that will serve as a real-world laboratory for the school's broadcast journalism students to learn how to do live sports talk shows and conduct interviews with players and coaches.

The set is cleverly disguised as a long high-top table and chairs in the front corner of the bar. Slide some of the chairs aside in favor of a soundboard, TV monitor and mounted bright lights - and suddenly, it's show time.

The first show is scheduled to air in two weeks.

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