A Cure for 'Panda Cam' Withdrawal During the Gov't Shutdown

Eric Scheiner Dan Joseph
By Eric Scheiner and Dan Joseph | October 3, 2013 | 4:34 PM EDT

As reported earlier this week, due to the government shutdown, the National Zoo's 24-hour "Panda Cam" has been turned off.  The camera offers a live feed and every moment of the Zoo's Giant Pandas' lives are broadcast over the Internet for the amusement of the Panda-hungry public.

As a result of the shutdown, millions of people all over the world, are no longer able to spend hours a day watching adorable Pandas eat, sleep and poop - and are, instead, relegated to doing actual work.

While productivity is up, happiness is way down.

So, we at The MRCTV decided to help Americans cope with what is, by far, the worst consequence of our politicians' inability to keep the Federal Government running.

Eric Scheiner
Eric Scheiner
Eric is the Senior Video Producer for