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Hurricane Katrina / State of Emergency / New Orleans #802824

CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The day's developments in the state of emergency on the Gulf coast after Hurricane Katrina reviewed; aerial scenes shown of the destruction.

(Algiers: Anderson Cooper) The question of what happened on the Louisiana bridge from Algiers to Gretna examined. [Katrina survivors Lorrie Beth SLONSKY†, Larry BRADSHAW†; Gretna police Chief Arthur LAWSON†- describe what happened when they tried to cross the bridge.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Drew Griffin) What happened at the St. Rita's nursing home where 34 people died because the management decided not to evacuate examined; details given about what happened. [Nursing home nurse Tammy DAIGLE - says we were told not to evacuate the home.] [Nursing assistant Donya AUGUSTUS‡- explains what happened when the water came.] [Vincent CANZONERI‡- recounts St. Rita's not evacuating in the last storm.] The statement from the lawyer for the nursing home owners noted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Dan Lothian) CNN's lawsuit to overturn FEMA's refusal to allow media pictures of dead bodies featured; scenes shown from St. Bernard Parish where a National Guardsmen blocked the path of CNN reporters.

(Studio: Aaron Brown; Algiers: Anderson Cooper) Another incident in which reporters were prevented from photographing a body discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew;
Lothian, Dan

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