NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 05, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The latest developments in New Orleans a week after Hurricane Katrina updated.
(New Orleans: John Seigenthaler) The situation in New Orleans reviewed; details given about ongoing rescue efforts, while some residents refuse to leave, and increasing criticism of the federal response; scenes shown of President Bush at a shelter in Baton Rouge, a parade in New Orleans. [FEMA director Michael BROWN – defends his qualifications.] [US Army Lt. Gen. Russel HONORE- criticizes the critics.] [Hope, Arkansas, Sheriff Jerry CRANE- calls out for survivors.] [Resident Barbara PAGE – explains why she won’t leave.] [New Orleans Mayor Ray NAGIN- estimates the death toll.] The handout of paychecks by the Isle of Capri Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, noted. [Isle of Capri worker Clarence CANNON- reacts.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Jefferson Parish, Louisiana: Don Teague) The return of some Jefferson Parish residents to view the damage to their homes featured; scenes shown of damaged, flooded homes. [Several RESIDENTS, Veann BOURGEOIS- react.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The repair of the 17th Street canal levee in New Orleans reported.
(New Orleans: Carl Quintanilla) The damage that is impeding progress on levee repairs in New Orleans featured; scenes shown of tugboats digging out beached cranes. [Boh Brothers Construction Wayne POOLE, Donnie JOHNSON, tugboat captain Dudley DAIGLE- comment.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Former Presidents George Bush & Bill Clinton shown with evacuees at the Houston Astrodome, where they announced the establishment of a fund for victims.