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Hurricane Katrina / State of Emergency / New Orleans / Barthelemy Interview #801896

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Sep 01, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The state of emergency in the Gulf coast, especially New Orleans, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina reviewed; scenes shown of looting, the National Guard presence, the Superdome & the Convention Center.

(Houston: Sean Callebs) The conditions at the Astrodome for the people who have come from the New Orleans Superdome reviewed; new scenes shown from inside the building where there are over 5,000 people; details given about the role of FEMA & the Red Cross in caring for the people.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with former mayor Sidney Barthelemy† about the crisis in New Orleans while various scenes are shown. [From Atlanta, BARTHELEMY - says the federal government should have been ready to respond sooner; agrees the city has been changed forever so we have to get ready & start making a better city; states the haves & have-nots situation in America has to change.]

Brown, Aaron;
Callebs, Sean

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