After the coffee. Before seeing if a palm tree hit my car last night.
The Skinny: Driving during that windstorm Monday night was pretty scary. While the palm trees looked cool swaying in the wind, I didn't need any hitting me. Also, traffic lights were out all over my neighborhood. Tuesday's stories include Fox's threat to take its broadcast signal to cable, and the latest luxury for the rich film buff. Also a look at the effects Annette Funicello and Margaret Thatcher had on redefining women.
Daily Dose: Apparently not everyone is all in on the new MSNBC show "All In with Chris Hayes." In its first full week in the 8 p.m. time slot, it was down 25% in viewers and almost 15% among adults 25-54 from Ed Schultz. Hayes is losing big-time to Bill O'Reilly on Fox News and Nancy Grace on HLN. On the plus side, he is beating Anderson Cooper on CNN.
Tough talk. Could Fox become a cable channel? That's the threat that Chase Carey, chief operating officer of Fox parent News Corp. made Monday. Since most cable and satellite companies already pay Fox and other broadcast networks to carry their signal (and then pass the cost on to us), you may be wondering what's the big deal. Allow me to explain. A new startup service called Aereo that sells broadcast programming via the Internet has the potential to undermine that revenue stream, which is known as "retransmission consent." And if that happens (a big if), then Fox and other broadcast networks could become cable-only, which means there would no longer be an over-the-air signal and your rabbit ears would be useless. Coverage and analysis from the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Washington Post.