How to Cover a Hurricane

Friday, September 10, 2004

Hurricane season is only half-over and already dozens of Americans have been killed by two powerful storms. Now a third, nicknamed Ivan, is hurtling towards Florida, causing consternation on the part of everyone in its path. Everyone, that is, except for the media. Every hurricane season, local TV stations respond to competitive pressure with a toolbox full of clichés and hysterics. Journalist and novelist Carl Hiaasen joins Bob to itemize the silliness.

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