The bummer of live television is that, well, it's LIVE. There's not really much flexibility when it comes to the schedules that the networks have to keep, so when you're on, you're ON.
SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett knows all too well about the perils of live television. While reading something about the Preakness Stakes, Everett was attacked by an insane coughing fit. But he forged ahead anyway!