On Sunday a storm blanketed the North Georgia with snow and a rain and sleet mixture that but an additional layer of ice on top of the 2-8 inches of snow that accumulated. Schools and business were closed. Governor Sonny Purdue’s last act as governor was to declare a state of emergency for the state of Georgia. Purdue was one of four southern state governors that declared an emergency due to weather conditions. The weather caused Governor-elect Nathan Deal to cancel most of the inaugural activities planned for Monday. Deal took the oath of office inside the State Capital Building before a joint session of the legislature. The entire ceremony was televised on WPTV, Georgia Public Television. The local news stations only aired Deal taking the oath. The rest of their coverage was dedicated to storm coverage.
Local weather coverage pre-emptied daytime network programming. “Good Morning America” on ABC and “The Early Show” on CBS were replaced with extended local news. “The Today Show” on NBC was moved to WXIA-TV’s sister station WATL to make way for 11 Alive news coverage of the storm. Forecasters expect conditions to get worst as freezing rain refreezes on the surface creating hazardous conditions on the roads. Authorities are asking motorist to stay off the roads if possible and to take extreme caution and drive slowly if travel is necessary.
Tonight only two networks have new episodes on TV tonight. Fox’s “Lie To Me” is new with back to back episodes. Also new tonight is a 2 hour episode of “The Bachelor” followed by “Castle” on ABC.
If you have cable a new show that could help you find hidden treasures around your house airs tonight on HGTV. “Cash & Cari” follows an estate sale guru that helps her clients sell their valuables for cash. On tonight’s episode Cari Cucksey tries to sell a collection of electronics from the 1950’s. Would anyone be interested in these items? You can bet that Cari can find a buyer. “Cash & Cari” airs tonight at 10 P.M. on HGTV on Atlanta Comcast channel 59. Check you local listings for specific channel information for where you live.
WSB-TV (ABC) The Bachelor – The women move in to the mansion in Malibu however three will be leaving. Duration: 2 hours
WAGA-TV (Fox) Lie To Me – Cal must find out if a patient in a mental hospital is being held against his will. Also a woman asks Cal to investigate her new boyfriend’s background. Duration: 2 hours
WSB-TV (ABC) Castle – When a magic store owner drowns in a replica of Houdini’s water tank, Castle and Beckett investigate a popular magician. Duration: 2 hours
HGTV, Cash & Cari – Cari Cucksey comes across some old electronic equipment. Duration: ½ hour
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