John Ydstie talks with Amanda Congdon, the host of Rocketboom. It's an online newscast of the weird and wonderful. Congdon and Rocketboom have gained a cult following for its offbeat look at the news and the Internet.
On Sep. 1, 2005, just after Hurricane Katrina hit, Rocketboom presented a dramatic segment that featured host Amanda Congdon acting in the roles of survivors of the disaster. After saying that the video upset many people in its audience, Rocketboom removed it from its usual place in the site's archives.