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Old 09-04-2019, 11:42 AM
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Does anyone else think that 4 days of non stop coverage of Dorian is excessive? Especially when all programs are pre emptive by the coverage.
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Without a doubt, yes.

Significant updates would have been all that was needed.
As an imminent land fall approaches the more frequent.
The 24/7 coverage and setting aside all programming was meteor-logical over kill with rampant redundancy!!!
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Trying to make a story out of nothing. Tired of watching newscasters stand around in the rain. I guess to them it is a real shame Dorian just skirted the coast. Today's news teams are a joke!
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No, enjoyed flipping it on when I wanted and catching up, can’t be anything good they prompted anyways
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Does anyone else think that 4 days of non stop coverage of Dorian is excessive? Especially when all programs are pre emptive by the coverage.
To me it is ( was ) all about the " Drama " which in turn, of course, leads to the Ratings = Revenue from the Sponsors.

It was of course down to making the call blanket coverage vs my guess an occasional update.

The local Channels chose Blanket Coverage. IMO bad decision especially since the storm stalled.

I watched on occasion my personal choice was Channel 2 all were fine, with the exception of Amy Sweezy who seemed uneasy being out of her normal Limelight.


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No, enjoyed flipping it on when I wanted and catching up, can’t be anything good they prompted anyways
I agree. I don't think that they expect someone to sit and watch for hours at a time. But when someone is able to take time, they are on the air with updates.

If they didn't provide lots and lots of coverage, there would be complaints about that. I seem to recall lack of information was a complaint last time.
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Does anyone else think that 4 days of non stop coverage of Dorian is excessive? Especially when all programs are pre emptive by the coverage.
Are you saying you are getting tired of someone holding a mike in front of some water and telling the same thing over and over again?
Me too. The updates are hours apart and they just fill in between with drama. Weathermen live for these moments and are excited to report a perfect formed eye of the storm, etc.
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