Some meteorologists are calling Hurricane Sandy a "the perfect storm." But what, exactly, is a perfect storm? And is Sandy fitting of the moniker? Dr. Jeff Masters, meteorology director and co-founder of the forecasting service Weather Underground, weighs in.
Could Sandy be this year's October surprise for the presidential election? Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, describes the storm's impact on the campaigns of President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
With the presidential race as tight as it is, it could turn out that the winner of the popular vote will still lose the election. And it's all because of an old American tradition: the Electoral College. Should it be abolished? Dr. John Koza, chairman of National Popular Vote and originator of popular vote legislation, makes his case.
To find out just how the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has transformed political races in America, Frontline teamed up with Marketplace to look at the role of campaign finance in the race for one hotly contested Montana Senate seat. Kai Ryssdal, host of Marketplace, explains what he discovered while working on the documentary.
From King Kong’s climb up the Empire State Building to the aliens dedicated to the city’s destruction in Independence Day, action films never hesitate to take on the Big Apple. But how do New Yorkers deal with actual crisis? And how well do disaster movies represent New Yorkers’ reality? Radio host and pop culture buff Seth Rudetsky explains.
Lt. General Russel Honoré knows a thing or two about hurricanes. Honere was commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, where he was responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina-affected areas across the Gulf Coast.
Hurricane Sandy is being called one of the buggest storms ever, and up and down the East Coast cities and states are planning for the worst. Delaware Governor Jack Markell is putting plans in place for what could be a devastating night and aftermath. Already, many roads in his state are underwater and hundreds of people have fled to shelters.
New Jersey is facing the brunt of Hurricane Sandy, and while cities and towns all along the Jersey shore are feeling the affects of the storm, so are the residents of northern New Jersey. Newark Mayor Cory Booker is hard at work preparing his city for the onslaught of Sandy. He shares his concerns and plans for Newark in the wake of the storm.