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New Orleans, Louisiana / Shielding the City #804153

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 27, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Chris Lawrence) The history of efforts to shield the city of New Orleans from flooding reviewed; scenes shown of flooding from Hurricane Betsy 40 years ago with telephone exchange between Senator Russell Long & President Lyndon Johnson played; details given about the barrier proposed after Betsy. [Environmentalist Darrell Malach WILEY‡- explains the environmental opposition to the barrier; comments on the role of the Army Corps of Engineers.] [LSU Hurricane Center Dr. Hassem MASHRIQUI†, LSU department of oceanography Dr. John DAY - comment on the proposed barrier system.]

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) The mayor's timeline for repopulating the city & his evasion of specific questions about what happened before & during the hurricane updated.

Brown, Aaron;
Lawrence, Chris;
Cooper, Anderson

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