Rock Center Profiles One Family in Post Sandy Aftermath

NBC offers hard-hitting look at the trials and tribulations of Alec Baldwin


“Just one couple, one guy with a story like so many others,” Brian Williams intoned, concluding a profile of Alec Baldwin’s struggles on Thursday’s “Rock Center.”

The program profiled the actor’s trials and travails in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy—photographers, dog walking—and his effort to help his neighbors, quietly.

Meanwhile, as of Thursday night, nearly 100 people had died as a result of the storm, which is estimated to have caused between $30 and $50 billion of damage, including the destruction of more than 100 homes in Breezy Point, N.Y. More than 2.7 million people in New York and New Jersey are currently without power.