Headline Highlights September 2008
October 2, 2008 Sure, we get it -- September is hurricane season. But did anyone predict the storms we've seen in the past month? Hurricane Hanna got every one's attention, especially federal regulators overseeing Wilmington, North Carolina's transition to (almost) all digital television broadcasting. No one saw the technical problems on the DTV radar, however. In was late August when Sen John McCain picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his Vice President. The selection led to what some called "Hurricane Palin," a storm that forever changed the dynamics of the 2008 election. These stories nearly drowned out some carry-over issues from August like the FCC's first major Network Neutrality decision. The biggest tempest, however, is a financial crisis is interrupting the 2008 campaign.