The weather watchers came up with frigid anecdotes rather than newsworthy developments on their third day of coverage. NBC's Don Teague visited the darkened campus at the University of Oklahoma where students are studying for final examinations: "It is really hard to focus on how to conjugate a Spanish verb," complained one coed. ABC's Steve Osunsami (no link) checked The Full Circle Book Store in Oklahoma City, which has power. "What you see here is a lot of refugees--well-read refugees," a customer commented. ABC's Barbara Pinto traveled to the remote Kansas town of Waterville, where water well pumps do not work and cows cannot be kept on the farm by electrified fences: "The locals are all frozen in time" using gear from pioneer days to survive. And on CBS, Hari Sreenivasan found himself so eager to get a soundbite from a heatless greatgrandmother that he asked a question whose answer he clearly knew just as well as she did: "How cold is it?" "How cold is it outside? That is how cold it is in here," she stated the obvious.
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