and the local CBS and NBC affiliates have been broadcasting their regular programming. Only the ABC affiliate pre-empted its schedule and has been covering the emergency.
Update: NBC just began coverage (at least half an hour after ABC), but CBS is still broadcasting "Judge Judy." Second Update: CBS just ran a commercial, during "Judge Judy," heralding the quality of its local news coverage. Chutzpah. Thursday Update: The East Side subways were closed during rush hour, Metro-North was shut, and hundreds of thousands were denied electricity. So how did The New York Times play it? In the B Section. No mention at all on Page One of the Paper of Record.