Search the Archive

Hurricane Katrina / State of Emergency / New Orleans / Parker Interview #801939

CNN Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 2005
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The state of emergency in the Gulf coast after Hurricane Katrina updated; statistics on damages cited; scenes shown of the people waiting at various venues.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The dire predictions about a disaster that were mapped out years ago reviewed; details given {& quoted} from the New Orleans "Time-Picayune" stories on what could happen with a major hurricane. [Joint task force Katrina commander Lt. Gen. Russel HONORE†- says no was clairvoyant about the extent of the damage from the storm.] [Jefferson County emergency preparedness Dr. Walter MAESTRI†- predicts people will drown in their beds.] ["Time-Picayune" staff writer John McQUADE†- says most of the things in the articles came true; states there was not an adequate plan to deal with this scenario.] The plan to shore up the levee system noted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with former Army Corps of Engineers head Michael Parker† about the levee project. [From Washington, PARKER - says the planned project was huge in nature; recalls the post-1965 plan that has never been completed 40 years later because of the political emphasis on instant gratification; comments on the role of the OMB as gatekeeper which leads to limited information.]

Brown, Aaron

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.