Take Two for October 31, 2012

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Update from the ground in hurricane-ravaged New York City

As New Yorkers struggle to resume their daily routine, we check in with Take Two producer/reporter Mary Plummer.
East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy
As the East Coast recovers from Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie praised the federal government’s response. For that, he can thank the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, the same organization that just 7 years ago was lambasted for it's underwhelming, slow response to Hurricane Katrina.
George Lucas Poses With A Group Of "Star Wars" Inspired Disney Characters At Disney's Hollywood Studios
Long ago in a galaxy far far away... Actually yesterday here in California, George Lucas sold his Lucasfilm company along with his Star Wars empire to Disney for $4.05 billion.
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The mechanics of voting in the wake of a natural disaster

Hurricane Sandy and a snowstorm have hobbled the East Coast. Millions remain without power, and some roads and bridges remain impassable, possibly into election day.
Dr Philip Nitschke Gives A Workshop On Assisted Suicide
On Nov. 7, Massachusetts voters will take up the Death With Dignity Act. Once referred to as physician-assisted suicide, the measure would follow on the heels of a similar law in Oregon.
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What do New York's rats do during a hurricane?

The superstorm that hit the east coast this week has not only displaced many thousands of humans. The urban centers in its path are home to huge populations of rats. So what has happened to all those rats that were in the flooded New York subways? We speak with Robert Sullivan, author of the book Rats and a frequent contributor to the New Yorker and Vogue.

Senator Dianne Feinstein vies for another term

Senator Dianne Feinstein has been in the Senate 20 years and is hoping for another six. She's facing a political novice, Elizabeth Emken, and is far ahead in the polls. Judy Campbell examines the race and Senator Feinstein's role in California and the Senate
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President Obama will tour the worst hit disaster areas on the New Jersey coast with Governor Chris Christie today. We’ll talk to a local reporter on the scene about the latest, and the unlikely partnership of Republican Governor Christie and President Obama.
Runners make their way up 1st Avenue in

NYC Marathon to go on despite storm damage

On Sunday, Nearly 50 thousand distance runners are scheduled to run in the 43rd New York City marathon.
The Last Walk
Deciding when and how to end the life of an ailing pet raises some tremendously difficult questions.
Up All Night NBC

Are low ratings the new norm for network TV shows?

It used to be that if a sitcom or drama didn't score high ratings with viewers it would be axed. But now, with plummeting viewership, television networks are more likely to hold onto and reinvent shows that are quite cutting the mustard.
Halloween

Patt Morrison on what your Halloween costume says about you

Halloween isn’t the only holiday that involves dressing up. Costumes are a part of many cultures, but why do we like to dress up and what do our costume choices say about us?
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