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VicNicSor

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Bruce is a TV reporter, and now, during the weeps, his boss gives him a chance -- he sends him to cover a popular event -- Maid of the Mist. Bruce is very excited.
BRUCE: Maid of the Mist? That's always live. But Evan always does live feeds.
BOSS: Now you and Evan get the live feeds.
Bruce Almighty, movie

Is there a purpose of not using THE in Bruces's line, while using it in the boss's?

Thanks.
 
  • cyberpedant

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    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    Is there a purpose of not using THE in Bruces's line, while using it in the boss's?
    BRUCE: Maid of the Mist? That's always live. But Evan always does live feeds.
    This is a general statement. The article is not required.

    BOSS: Now you and Evan get the live feeds.
    Here, Boss is talking about the specific "live feeds" pertaining to the day's programming.
     
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