During Variety’s Virtual TV Summit, “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” executive producers Norman Lear and Brent Miller and director Pam Fryman reflected on shooting the live TV special on the same day as President Trump’s impeachment was announced.

“We never stopped once,” Miller said. “And if they had to have a delay, because there was a specific announcement that was being made, they stopped from the live broadcast, but we kept going as if it was live. And then they just continued on as if we’d never skipped a beat. So it was really great because it allowed the actors to still stay in the moment and allow Pam to do her thing. And it allowed it to feel as organic as possible without the craziness that was surrounding us in that moment.”