The man-on-the-street TV Reporter stood at the corner of Broadway and Chambers Street near 280 Broadway and noted everybody had heard ghost stories around the campfire. He talked about his grandmother, who used to spin yarns about a spectral locomotive that would rocket past the farm where she grew up.
- In early drafts up to the final shooting script, the TV Reporter's name was Roy Brady.
- In the August 5 and September 30, 1983 drafts, Bryant Gumble introduces Roy for a segment on the Today Show.
- In the October 7, 1983 draft, Roger Grimsby introduces Roy.
- The scene at at the corner of Broadway and Chambers Street near 280 Broadway with the TV Reporter was the first thing filmed for the movie.
- The bearded man in the background behind the reporter is not an extra. He simply wondered onto the set during filming.
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- Aykroyd, Dan & Ramis, Harold (1983). Ghostbusters (First Draft August 5, 1983) (Script p. 63). Bryant Gumble says: "Roy Brady reports from New York.""
- Joe Medjuck (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 17:16-17:25). Bueno Productions. Joe Medjuck says: "Someone's doing a stand up newscast on the street, and there's a guy behind him playing with his beard. And I think that was the first thing we shot."
- Joe Medjuck (1999). Ghostbusters- Commentary (1999) (DVD ts. 39:21-39:25). Columbia TriStar Home Video. Joe Medjuck says: "This guy in the background is not an extra. I remember he wandered onto the set."