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WAS IT ALL NEWS OR SOME HYPE?

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 23:21

Hurricane IRENE controlled the airwaves over the weekend as many TV and Radio stations along the East Coast provided wall-to-wall coverage of the storm as it moved through our Tri-state area. Since the hurricane proved to be less catastrophic than many had anticipated, here is what some said about how local stations handled the storm–l

Stations used threat of hurricane to draw viewers. 47.5%

No one knew how bad Irene would be so stations had to prepare viewers for the worst. 27.18%

The coverage was warranted but many went over-the-top with dramatic live shots, graphics, etc. 22.77%

Other: 2.55%