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Hurricane Katrina / State of Emergency / New Orleans / Bassiers Interview #801918

CNN Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The state of emergency in New Orleans reviewed; aerial maps shown of New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina & today when fires broke out; scenes shown of a convoy of trucks coming in, President Bush with the people, looters, the neglected convention center, the Superdome & Astrodome, people being evacuated, Coast Guard rescues. [Voice of Army commander Lt. Gen. Russel HONORE†- says we are bringing in water & food & will evacuate those in the hospital.] [On WWL, voice of Mayor Ray NAGIN†- says resources are needed & 40,000 troops are not here.] [BUSH - says he will not forget what he has seen.] [Inside convention center, voice of Alan GOULD†- calls it modern-day genocide.] [Voice of Tishia WALTERS†- outlines the reaction to trucks coming.] [MAN - comments.]

(New Orleans: Jeff Koinange) The situation at the Convention Center in New Orleans today reviewed; scenes shown of people inside & outside after five days.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The lack of attention to the Convention Center reviewed.

(New Orleans: Chris Lawrence) The police officers under siege in New Orleans featured; scenes shown from the police station, including shooting at night, a chemical fire in the distance & the city at morning. [Several police OFFICERS - comment on their situation, including the cowards who deserted the badge.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Bush shown touring the Mississippi region. Live interview held with survivors sisters Kim & Bronwynne Bassier† of Biloxi, who met with the president today. [BASSIERS - outline what Bush talked to them about; comment on situation in Biloxi, which is in complete darkness.]

Brown, Aaron;
Koinange, Jeff;
Lawrence, Chris

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