Disturbing film has been released by ABC TV showing TV staff's reaction to the Obama White House team's reactions in the Situation Room as they watched the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.
One female editor visibly blanched as Secretary of State Hilary Clinton put her hand in front of her mouth as events unfolded.
Another member of staff, this time the production manager, breathed heavily on a number of occasions while President Obama pondered the decision whether to proceed with the mission.
Meanwhile, the senior production assistant is seen going to the toilet 3 times in 10 minutes as the tension in the studio heightened.
ABC executives are considering commissioning a series based on staff behaviour during these final moments.