A new study commissioned by TVB shows 79% of respondents used TV station news for information about the wildfires as compared to the second highest, radio, at 47%.
As wildfires continue to reshape both the landscape and our understanding of this place we call home, working to find the rest of the answers has become more urgent than ever.
Rebecca Bodenheimer: “Scrolling through my Twitter feed in the past two weeks, I’ve been disheartened by the lack of attention to the Camp Fire by most of the people I follow. I’ve also noticed that many national media outlets haven’t provided adequate coverage of this major catastrophe.”
A number of TV and commercial shoots that have experienced disruptions because of the fires that have devastated California in recent weeks. Some prime shooting locations — including Paramount Ranch, which serves as a set for HBO’s Westworld, and the Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura Hills — have experienced extensive damage, rendering them inaccessible to crews. Large swaths of Malibu that are popular filming sites are also closed to production.
Historic wildfires have burned all summer long in California, but meteorologists across the state are focused on the immediate impact and are cautious about pointing the finger squarely at climate change.