CNN’s first-ever FAA-authorized use of drone for news gathering

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Drones are all over the news lately.

CNN’s bird’s-eye-view of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. — the scene of a seminal moment in the civil rights struggle — also represents a seminal moment in newsgathering.TV news operations had been testing drones for news gathering and, last fall, the FAA approved exemptions to drone regulations that allow TV and film production teams to use the small, unmanned aircraft to get killer shots without endangering any humans.

Check CNN’s footage over the drobe flying over Selma’s Edmund Pettis Bridge below: