Sunday, August 28, 2011

CBS Sunday Morning on August 28, 2011 not broadcast by KYW

Sadly, the Philadelphia CBS affiliate (KYW) did not broadcast "Sunday Morning" on August 28, 2011, instead opting for local coverage of damage from Hurricane Irene.

In terms of IP relevance, KYW had footage presented by Dray Clark of some teenagers attempting to raft down Main Street in Manayunk. The clip showed Philly police arresting and handcuffing the teenagers. When asked what the charge was: "lack of common sense." A new variant of KSR v. Teleflex? Resident Bob Beringer was interviewed and pointed out flooding was likely to be worse than Floyd. At 9:36am, the clip was re-shown, with Dray Clark saying: of course, there's no law for not using common sense. The police will likely release the boys. Clark reiterated: The officer said: lack of common sense, but of course there's no law. Dray noted an officer from the marine unit said: "What? they can't do that."

Fortunately for the Jersey shore, the prevailing wind was coming from the west, so the feared tidal surge did not happen.


In Atlantic City, the casinos shut down.

Of the Sunday Morning not shown in Philly, they were broadcasting the "latest developments on Hurricane Irene" and the history of hurricanes. The show discusses the bombing of Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin campus. Recycled stories include a piece on movie location scouts and on "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Milan.

**The "state of emergency" declaration in Philly will be lifted at noon on August 28, 2011. Mayor Nutter asked residents to use common sense. The regional rail system around Philly will not be operational for some time; about half the regional rail system is powered by Amtrak. Philly International Airport will ramp up around 4pm on August 28.

***The Daily Mail covered the impact of Irene on New York City:

New York was this morning in the eye of the storm as hurricane Irene forced an unprecedented shutdown of the city, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee in terror, ripping trees from the ground and leaving millions without power.
Manhattan was turned into a ghost town as the streets were deserted after the hurricane smashed its way up the East Coast before descending on the Big Apple.
Heavy rains raised fears of severe flooding and 200,000 New Yorkers were left without power, mainly residents on Staten Island, Queens and the outer suburbs as hurricane Irene ripped through the city.
Experts said a storm surge on the fringes of Lower Manhattan could send seawater into the maze of underground vaults that hold the city's cables and pipes, knocking out power to thousands and crippling Wall Street, Ground Zero and the luxury high-rise apartments of Battery Park City. Tornadoes were also a possibility.


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