Skip to comments.THE WEATHER CHANNEL Launches The Disaster Channel
Posted on 04/17/2009 10:27:13 PM PDT by This Just In
THE WEATHER CHANNEL Launches
(Atlanta, Georgia) In a bold move long anticipated by industry insiders, The Weather Channel is launching a new channel devoted entirely to the coverage of natural disasters called "The Disaster Channel".
Our TWC sources tell us that the rapid increase in hurricane activity in 2005 caught TWC off guard, and there was not enough air time to cover everything that was happening. "The disasters were hitting fast and furious", explained producer Heather Hotmember. "We didn't have enough on-camera meteorologists to deploy to hurricane landfall locations, and even if we did, we would have had to preempt all commercials to cover all the events".
The new channel will cover all types of natural disasters: hurricanes, tornadoes, forest fires, earthquakes, snowstorms, hailstorms, windstorms, floods, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and any other natural events that are both popular and that cause human suffering.
An hourly roundup called "Tragedy on the 8's" will give a summary of current disasters affecting the viewers local area.
"We anticipate no shortage of material for the new channel", said Ms. Hotmember. "On slow disaster days, we will be showing documentaries of previous major disasters. There are also a wide variety of weather-related mini-disasters that we will be covering, such as car pileups in bad weather and golfers being struck by lightning. Even on really slow disaster days in the United States, we can always count on other countries to provide their fair share of calamities".
The new channel is expected to be launched on April 22 - Earth Day.
biblical.. ain’t it :)
I thought they already had one called Storm Stories.
I didn't know the Weather Channel was going to buy MSNBC?
There’s a difference?
So it’s all Obama, all the time?
How long before “The Man-Made Global Warming Channel” is officially on? :(
> “We anticipate no shortage of material for the new channel”, said Ms. Hotmember. “On slow disaster days, we will be showing documentaries of previous major disasters. There are also a wide variety of weather-related mini-disasters that we will be covering, such as car pileups in bad weather and golfers being struck by lightning. Even on really slow disaster days in the United States, we can always count on other countries to provide their fair share of calamities”.
So basically it’s a channel devoted to showing human beings suffering. No thanks. I have CNN for that. BTW, the producer’s name is Ms. Hotmember?
She must have been the one giving the telecast about Typhoon Longwang.
(does anyone have a clip of the one "weather babe" stuttering over the name, and then saying, "I think you guys just give them names like this to get me in trouble"...)?
All Jim Cantore, All The Time.
Sounds like a good gig for Geraldo if you ask me...
Updated: 9:58 PM MDT on April 17, 2009 Winter Storm Warning in effect until noon MDT Saturday...
Rest of Tonight Snow. Snow may be heavy at times. Additional snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Snow in the morning...then snow and rain likely in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Storm total snow accumulation of 9 to 16 inches...with 5 to 9 inches east of I-25. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning becoming light.
Another Disaster Channel? They already have cpan1 and 2, how many more do they need?
I suppose they could put some webcams up in the White House and call that the Disaster Channel. That may work.
Did this chick escape from a James Bond movie?
THE WEATHER CHANNEL Launches The Disaster Channel,there going to cover the Democrats?
It’s from the Scrappleface/Onion genre.
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