Does America Need a New Model for Disaster Relief?

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The Red Cross -- America’s primary disaster relief agency -- is on the defensive after reports that it’s more concerned about public relations than public assistance.  Is it hiding the truth or is it the victim of sensational journalism?  Is it prepared for future disasters, which could be bigger and harder to handle than those of the past? Also, with midterms looming, Republicans are poised to take the Senate. On today’s Talking Point, bloodstained victims of auto crashes and shootings.  It’s not a Halloween horror story, it’s local TV news.  We talk to the writer-director of Nightcrawler, a new film debuting today.

Photo: Citizens of Long Beach wait in line to receive support from local volunteers in Long Beach, New York after Superstorm Sandy. (US Army photo by Spc. Jeremy Bennett)