Jon Lieberman reported that Scott DePace had been caught training the HowardTV cameras on Howard's computer screen so he could see which callers were on the line, a charge Howard quickly answered: "That is for my eyes only. Not for Scott DePace. I don't want to share who is on the phone [and] I don't want to make my screeners uncomfortable with what they write on the screen."
Scott insisted he'd meant no harm: "I was doing nothing wrong...I could easily go into Will's office and see the same thing. It's not like I'm spying."
Still, Howard clarified the rule: "No one is to look at the computer screen where I have notes about callers. That is for my eyes only."
Scott later explained that he was just trying to cut post-production costs: "I have to get ready to put up a picture of the person...if I'm not prepared for that, then editing is a [pain]."