idiot board


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idiot board

n
(Broadcasting) a slang name for Autocue
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First, I realized that it's a waste of time looking and listening to well-dressed newscasters who pretend they're not reading from the idiot board or teleprompter.
Just a wee bit of advice to the people who run the BNP, if you are going to get actors to play the parts of normal everyday people then get ones who can read the idiot board.
Not even the irritating idiot board, now announcing the song titles, could wreck this moment.
At one point he told Chris not to worry about his lines - they'd all be written out on an idiot board.