During Pre-Production on The Terminal, François Audouy and I started working on creating the look for the GHN TV Network.
We felt it needed a familiar feel to the style of news stations at the time. This would make it believable without upstaging the news content, since it needed to be a vehicle for Tom Hank's character to connect with the turmoil in his country.
By using live broadcast switchers, we were able to overlay the GHN graphics live. This allowed us to give Mr. Spielberg the creative freedom to make changes on set.