High winds carved a path from the British Isles through Holland and Germany to Poland. All three networks assigned reporters in their London bureaus to string together the videotape: ABC's Jim Sciutto (subscription required), CBS' Mark Phillips and NBC's Dawna Friesen. All showed the same English Channel lifeboat rescue, the same jet having trouble while landing in Manchester, the same tree lay waste to an English school, the same coastline battered by waves.
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CBS assigned Kelly Cobiella to its lead on the domestic storm. On Monday, she covered the icestorm that blacked out Oklahoma. The state has still not recovered--"utility workers are still patching power lines"--yet faces six inches of snow this weekend.
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