NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The resignation of FEMA head Michael Brown reported.
(White House: Kelly O’Donnell) President Bush’s attempt to minimize the political damage from criticism of FEMA’s mishandling of the response to Hurricane Katrina featured; scenes shown of Bush touring New Orleans; statement from Brown quoted. [In Mississippi, BUSH – comments on the survivors’ need to get their lives back together.] [Earlier, BUSH – praises Brown.] [Political analyst Stuart ROTHENBERG- says getting Brown away won’t help the president.] The naming of David Paulison as Brown’s successor noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New Orleans: Tom Costello) The situation in New Orleans, where neighborhoods are being pumped dry, reviewed; scenes shown of the dust & sludge left behind, high water marks in the 9th Ward & St Bernard Parish, M/Sgt. Diane Adams reacting to the destruction of her neighborhood. [Louisiana National Guard Lt. Col. Doug MOUTON- says the water is receding really well.] [National Guard Col. Glenn CURTIS- comments.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The discovery of over 40 bodies in the flooded Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans noted.
(New Orleans: Kevin Tibbles) Signs that life is returning to New Orleans featured. [St. Claude Used Tires worker Joe PETERS – says he’s glad to be here to help.] [At a Jefferson Parish laundromat, SURVIVOR, owner Bill WHITE; Deckbar Country Store owner Mary GRACIONETTE- comment.]