One month later

Bill Ritter's daily take on the news.

November 29, 2012 2:03:44 PM PST
The woman who last night on our 11 o'clock newscast couldn't get FEMA to give her aid after she was flooded out from her home in the Rockaways tonight has aid from FEMA.

Coincidental to our story? If it sounds like a duck?? Just sayin'.

Either way, she's getting help, and that's the good news on this one-month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. And what a month it's been. Tonight at 11, we'll have several updates from around the region about how the recovery is going, or not.

And Jim Dolan looks at the cars and trucks that were destroyed in the storm hundreds of thousands of them and how that's affecting your ability to buy a car. So many people want to replace their damaged cars ? and there are incentives to do that by the car companies. But what about the rest of us? It's a fascinating story, tonight at 11.

We're also waiting for a U.N. vote on whether to recognize Palestine as a state.

Oh and an item from Madison, Wisconsin, normally a progressive city but tonight causing worries for the many Gilda's Clubs in the country, places where cancer patients get support and friendship. It's named after Gilda Radner, the great comedienne who died from ovarian cancer. Her husband, the actor Gene Wilder, and our late colleague Joel Siegel, founded Gilda's Club. Now, the folks in Madison say no one these days knows who Gilda was can you imagine? and they want to rename their facility without the "Gilda" name on it.

Folks at New York City's Gilda's Club in Lower Manhattan are getting lots of calls from people worried it's going to change its name. Not going to happen, the head of the organization told me today. Not going to happen.

And what's next, Madison? Rename Lou Gehrig's Disease cause people don't remember who Lou Gehrig was? I'm just sayin'.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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