Live TV through the hurricane
September 24, 2005 12:41 AM   Subscribe

Watching Rita: How does it feel to be broadcasting live in a hurricane? KPLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana is finding out. Broadcasting from the fifth floor of St. Patrick's Hospital, the station is really getting the luck of the Irish in broadcasting on the air and online with primitive technology. (direct link)
posted by calwatch (6 comments total)
While you can watch the cable stations or the Houston ones for the usual dramatic Dan Rather shots, having people zoom in on laptops looking at satellite pictures on the Internet is strangely more compelling.
posted by calwatch at 12:43 AM on September 24, 2005

Streaming and broadcast down as of 9 AM. They're basically weblogging at 15 minute intervals now.
posted by VulcanMike at 8:05 AM on September 24, 2005

Everyone who does this is going to be compared to WWL New Orleans. Website never down, blog 24/7, broadcasting from folding chairs in some crazy place in downtown NO while the city melted and flooded and burned..
posted by blacklite at 8:35 AM on September 24, 2005

Will these events inspire a new slew of movies set in post-apocalyptic and/or feral cities?
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:14 PM on September 24, 2005

The local newspaper has begun a Blogspot blog, as well.

Associated Press Blog.

Being from Lake Charles, this is weird to see. We hadn't seen destruction anywhere near this since the huge ice storm of 1997. It's surreal.
posted by angeline at 11:39 AM on September 26, 2005

Pardon me. Am scatterbrain.

American Press Blog

I hate Mondays.
posted by angeline at 11:40 AM on September 26, 2005

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