yes, that would be interesting. Homeless pushing their shopping cart full of belongings past the studio window, a thief snatching purses or hot-wiring cars parked at the parking meter outside the studio window, or for the 10pm news, early plastered college-aged gals or guys staggering past the studio window to wherever for the rest of the night.
I think in the "reality" show Making News Texas Style, the station had their studios - or at least a satellite studio - in a shopping mall.
re:blgglare post re:kluz hd on DISH - if CW had the world cup (or actually anything in HD other than network programming - hint, hint, ACME) then CW would probably be in HD on DISH Network, too. DISH added a boatload of Univision HD locals just prior to the world cup, presumably so people could watch the univision world cup action in HD. It should be interesting to see if the move continues to be permanent or if DISH will get around to removing them now that the world cup is over.