Going live in 3-2-1

CNBC Reporter Leslie Picker (left, standing next to the judge’s bench) waits for the cue from producer Betsy Spring (standing center right) to tell her the “set” is live. Meanwhile, videographer Gary Levins keeps the camera trained on Ms. Picker while sound tech Joe Leo checks the levels for the microphone worn by Ms. Picker. (Photo by Brian DeLoche)