An Electrical Island: The Texas Freeze & The Press Coverage During A Crisis

April 1, 2021
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“Electrical Island": The Texas Freeze – Plus the priorities of the press during crisis.

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0:00 – 1:00 Why the cold matters in Texas

1:00 – 2:20 Why Texas has its own power grid – What to consider about this "electrical island."

2:20 – 3:00 Context: The largest electrical outage in America: 2003.

3:00. Its not just about the grid – It's about the weather.

3:15 Perspective on prioritizing debate at this point in the story.

4:15 Who wants to infiltrate our power grid…

5:00 Why This Story Matters.

by Jenna Lee,