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Hurricane Katrina / Gulf Coast #802123

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 2005
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(Baton Rouge: Brian Williams) Criticism of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina noted; scenes shown of President Bush in the region, where a radio station refused to air his comments. The latest developments in the aftermath of the storm outlined.

(Jefferson Parish, Louisiana: Don Teague) The situation in New Orleans reviewed; scenes shown of a National Guard convoy, aid trucks, buses, refugees on the interstate, Bush with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin†, burning buildings, medical patients. [WOMAN, survivors Tyra JOINER†, Elizabeth ADADIE†, nurse Nancy DAVIS†- comment.] [On the radio, voice of NAGIN – criticizes the response to the crisis.] A deadly accident involving a busload of evacuees noted.

(Baton Rouge: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Carl Quintanilla) The delay in the delivery of relief supplies to New Orleans examined; scenes shown of an abandoned dog, evacuees boarding buses for Dallas. [Bus driver Ruben CAVADAS††, PEOPLE, New Orleans Superintendent of Police Edwin COMPASS†– comment.] [US Army Lt. Gen. Russel HONORE†- says this isn’t something somebody can control.] [Bus DRIVER – comments on the angry people at the convention center.]

(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) The desperation of people at the New Orleans convention center waiting to be evacuated featured; scenes shown. [Several PEOPLE, Larry JOHNS, HONORE – comment.]

(Baton Rouge: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Kelly O’Donnell) Bush’s tour of the disaster zone amid increasing criticism of the government’s response featured; scenes shown of Bush with storm victims; photo from a Democratic National Committee memo showing Bush with a guitar after the disaster shown. [BUSH – says the results are not acceptable; says the devastation requires more than one day’s attention.] [Representative Elijah CUMMINGS†- says God cannot be pleased with our response.]

(Baton Rouge: Brian Williams) Program note on relief agency contact info offered.

Williams, Brian;
Teague, Don;
Quintanilla, Carl;
Savidge, Martin;
O’Donnell, Kelly

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