A few days after the Paris terror attacks, Diane Rehm interviewed Ted Koppel, the anchor and managing editor of ABC's Nightline from 1980 to 2005. Follow the link to listen to the interview or read the transcript.
You remember Ted, right?
Long story short, Ted thinks it is only a matter of time before terrorists bring down America's power grid, which would no doubt result in a total breakdown of American society (such as it is).
How is Ted preparing?
REHM — What have you personally done?
KOPPEL — Oh, you mean, apart from the barbed wire, the trenches and the machine gun emplacements?
REHM — For your own family?
KOPPEL — For my own family, I have purchased for all of our kids and grandkids, a two-months' supply of freeze-dried food. And that's essentially it. And asked them to make sure...
Only two months, Ted? Cheap bastard.
REHM — And water?
KOPPEL — [and] asked them to make sure that they have adequate water supplies.
REHM — Interesting...
Let's hope we won't be living in the dark during this long holiday weekend.