Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Doppler School

Hey! Would you kids like to see my doppler?Half the people out there can't understand what Doppler radar is and the other half don't care. For the first half, there's now hope: Steve Caporizzo's Doppler Code Coloring Book. The WTEN publication is aimed at third graders, so you've got to figure it can also help adults learn what this Doppler business is all about.

As far as I'm concerned, the winners in the Doppler war are WNYT, not because they actually have their own radar (WRGB's tiny unit doesn't count), but because they take a light touch in promoting it ---like in their spot showing a boy getting a Doppler radar tower for Christmas. Spare me the gloom and doom; show me somebody walking around with a Doppler tower and you've got me.