It's like Star Wars, only it's reality.
Tuesday night, in the heat of the historic count for the US Presidential elections, CNN earmarked the use of a new technology in reporting. Groundbreaking and revolutionary, the TV news network introduced offsite reporting through a holographic display.
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer announced something that viewers should be waiting for, something that has never been done before. Blitzer told his viewers, "I want you to watch what we're about to do because you've never seen anything like this on television."
And then there it was. Mysteriously, CNN political correspondent Jessica Yellin appeared before Blitzer. Yellin was covering the Barack Obama campaign in Chicago miles away from the CNN Election Center in New York.
Yellin waved to Blitzer, saying "Hi Wolf!" as she stood a few feet away from him in the New York studios. Later she remarked, "It's like I'm following the traidition of Princess Leia. It's something else."