A small group of editors and reporters gathered next to the window watching.
The photo desk sent a photographer out to take a shot of whatever was going on outside, but no one seemed to know the answer to the important question: What was going on?
It reminded me of what happened during the blackout in 2003.
The power went out, and the generator turned on at The Hour. The generator only powered a few computers, but it also had enough juice for our television.
A group of reporters and editors — much like today — gathered around the television watching how the northeast was without power. We watched as it was reported how no one had power and no one knew what was happening.
Then someone says to us, “Hey, aren’t you guys reporters? Shouldn’t you be out reporting?”
It shook us from our gaze at the television and reminded us that we had a job to do. We all hopped out into the field.
I was one of the lucky ones who found a pretty good story out there. The train into the Westport Train Station had enough juice to glide part way into the station when the power went out. I had plenty of people stranded to interview.