Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast on Monday, October 29. By Tuesday, October 30, photos and reactions to Hurricane Sandy were filling Twitter feeds with unimaginable images and news of flooding, fire, felled trees, hospital evacuations and explosions. MetroFocus curated that busy stream on Tuesday to share an overview of what people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut had posted less than 24 hours after Sandy hit. One of the most-cited Tweets that day was from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: “I don’t give a damn about Election Day after what has happened here. I am worried about the people of New Jersey. #Sandy”.
Public broadcasting stations are teaming up to broadcast a special multi-platform live Town Hall event. Hosted by Mike Schneider, managing editor of the NJTV’s news program NJ Today with Mike Schneider, expert panelists will field questions before live studio audiences in New York City and New Jersey.