Emergency Alert System News
Harvard University Evacuated Amid Explosive Search
Police have evacuated four buildings on the Cambridge, Mass., campus.
Zombie Apocalypse Warning Takes Over TV Station
Television viewers in Montana, perhaps looking to stay inside from the scary cold outside, got an even scarier surprise when warnings of a zombie apocalypse took over their TV screens. Warnings that “dead bodies are rising from their graves” in several Montana counties interrupted the...
TV Station Interrupted by Warnings of Zombie Apocalypse
A hacker interrupted the Montana station's regular programming with an emergency broadcast warning.
Alex Stone is a Los Angeles-based national correspondent for ABC News Radio. Since joining ABC News, Stone has covered stories around the globe, including the 2004 Southeast Asia tsunami and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. He traveled to Beijing to cover the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2010
Rick Perry Pokes Fun At Self with Top 10 List on Letterman
Rick Perry attempted to get in front of his debate gaffe Thursday by appearing on eight television shows, including a cameo reading the Top 10 List of Best Rick Perry Excuses on the “Late Show with David Letterman:” 10. Actually there were three reasons I...
Emergency Test Does Not Pass
If you were sitting by television or radio today you may have seen or heard it or you may have not. It was supposed to be the nation's first big broadcast test of an emergency warning system to rally all of us in times of trouble but instead. It was a crazy quilt of what can go wrong ABC's Ron
An Economic Interlude in Michigan, Super Committee Drama, Mt. Rushmore and Christmas Trees… Since the AM Note
Mt. Rushmore Reimagined – Here’s what Mt. Rushmore would look like if every GOP candidate got their wish on who to add. http://abcn.ws/tPbaz6 Michigan Debate – Now back to politics – If we can stop thinking about Christmas trees and sexual harassment scandals for two...
National Emergency Alert Test: Total Failure?
Today, at 2 p.m. ET the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Communications Commission held its first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. While many viewers and listeners experienced the test without a hitch, as soon as 2 p.m. ET hit there were reports...
Poor Grades for Emergency Alert Test
It depended on where you live, and what channel you were watching or station you were listening to. But the first-ever nationwide test today of the emergency alert notification system appeared to be a failure for many TV and radio programmers. The test was supposed...
National Emergency Alert Test to Be Held at 2 p.m. ET
We interrupt this story for an important announcement: Today the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Communications Commission will hold the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The test will occur at 2 p.m. ET and will be carried on all broadcast television, radio ...