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Hurricane Katrina / Congressional Hearings / Brown #804193

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 27, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The questioning of former FEMA director Michael Brown during Congressional hearings on the response to Hurricane Katrina reviewed; details given of his claims that Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco & New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin were responsible for the failures and that FEMA was eviscerated. [BROWN – states his biggest mistake was not realizing Louisiana was dysfunctional; says, “I know what I’m doing."] [Representatives William JEFFERSON†, Christopher SHAYS†, Kay GRANGER†- criticize Brown.] The requirement that Brown’s testimony be cleared by the White House because he is still an administration official noted.

Williams, Brian;
Myers, Lisa

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