‘Can I do that?’ A hilarious moment the Chicago weatherman totally misses when he discovers that the board in the studio is a touchscreen during a live broadcast
- Greg Dutra, a weather scientist at ABC 7 Chicago, couldn’t contain his delight at Thursday morning’s show when he discovered he had a touchscreen.
- Dutra, who had worked at the station for three years, was initially shocked and exclaimed, “Can I do that?”
- Fellow news anchor Terrell Brown walked onto the screen and played with her as well while shouting gleefully
- Dotra discover more features during the morning live show, including how to tilt and zoom the map
The Chicago weatherman was pleasantly surprised to discover that the screen he used every day to display the local weather was actually an interactive touchscreen.
Greg Dutra, who has worked as a meteorologist and meteorologist at ABC 7 Chicago for three years, made the startling discovery live during a Thursday morning broadcast.
While showing the locals the forecast rain on his map, Dutra accidentally touched the screen, moving it slightly, causing him to exclaim: ‘Oh, you’ve moved the map! Can I do that?’
“Impossible,” Dutra said as he continued to play with the map by moving it. Val Warner, another news anchor, who did not appear on camera, asked Dutra if he “just found out?”
ABC 7 Chicago weatherman Greg Dutra found to his delight that the screen he worked on every day to show the weather was actually an interactive touchscreen capable of zooming in and out.
Dutra worked at the station for three years, according to his LinkedIn profile. After the useful clip was posted on Twitter, it garnered more than a million views
Then fellow Morning News anchor Terrell Brown jumped out of his seat, declaring he “must give it a try.”
Brown walked over to Dutra, who couldn’t get rid of his enormous smile, and ran his fingers across the touch screen while shouting with glee.
As if it wasn’t more exciting for Dutra, he then asked, “Can I zoom in?” Before using his fingers to zoom in on a specific location on the map, Brown doubled his laughter as Dutra declared, “It’s a great day!”
Then the weatherman tried to get back on track and told the audience that ‘the temperatures are rising nicely this afternoon’ while grinning from ear to ear.
But Dutra’s fellow Morning News crew had other plans, asking him again how he “didn’t know it,” to which the bewildered meteorologist replied, “I’ve never touched it before!”
Dotra then discovered another feature as you scroll the screen and learn that you can tilt the top view provided by the map.
‘My God! Can you tilt it?! What’s going on?’ he asked before bringing himself back to reality and the live show he was giving.
Dutra posted the clip on Twitter and joked, “This wasn’t in the training manual!” While he admitted that he derailed in the health section.
The clip garnered more than 1.3 million views on Twitter.
While many Twitter users take advantage of a viral tweet for their own gain, Dutra simply said “I have nothing to sell or communicate except to be nice to those around you. Everyone is going through something.