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The BBC lands a helicopter at Memorial Stadium

By Andrea Hicklin

The British Broadcasting Corporation touched down at California Memorial Stadium on Thursday to film a segment for the show “Naked Earth.” About eight crew members arrived to get footage of the stadium for a piece focusing on the seismic activity of the Hayward fault. The show, which focuses on the geological happenings beneath our feet in real time, will also feature footage from shoots in San Diego, North Carolina, and Florida.

UC Berkeley faculty member Roland Burgmann, professor of earth and planetary science, was interviewed on the field and at different points around the stadium. He was also picked up in a helicopter, which landed inside of the stadium, and flown to Mt. Diablo to continue the segment. The BBC host and Burgmann continued their interview while inside the helicopter. The film crew also took aerial footage of the stadium and the campus.