Global village creates strange “local” hurricane coverage: If you’ve ever travelled in the caribbean, you may have discovered that many of the islands’ cable systems pick up the Nashville television station WKRN off the sattelite for their ABC network slot. (Why, I have no idea.) I just know that a couple of years ago, when I flipped on a TV in the Turks & Caicos, it was rather strange to see a TV spot for a car dealership back home.
Tonight, the Nashville station’s meteorologist is talking past the local viewers in Tennessee and directing most of his coverage to Hurricane Ivan-threatened “local” viewers in Grenada and Jamaica. Truly, a mcluhanesque moment.