WASHINGTON — Pardon The Interruption, but we’re Medill graduate students, and we visited Medill alum Mike Wilbon on the set of his ESPN show Tuesday.

After the broadcast classes we’ve taken at Medill, it was interesting to see how the crew set up for the show–we looked at their rundown, the way they positioned the cameras and how they prepped the teleprompter. Once Wilbon arrived with guest co-host Frank Isola, we watched as they read through the teleprompter and made last-minute adjustments.

After the show, Wilbon and Isola stayed around to talk about sports journalism with us.