CNN Evening News for Sunday, Sep 04, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The state of emergency on the Gulf coast after Hurricane Katrina reviewed.
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper, Christiane Amanpour) The situation in flooded New Orleans, including the mounting death toll, the military presence, & the lack of communication, discussed.
(New Orleans: Christiane Amanpour) Lily Nguyen‡’s search for her missing family members, who rode out the storm in New Orleans, featured. [NGUYEN – recounts their last conversation.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(New Orleans: Nic Robertson) The views of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on relief efforts featured. [NAGIN –predicts that thousands are dead; comments on the need to remove the dead bodies; talks about draining the water; says there are firemen & policemen that are traumatized; states this should never happen again; says the spirit of death has been over the city for 7 days.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) The nastiness of the floodwaters noted.
(Studio: Carol Lin) President Bush’s plan to return to the Gulf coast tomorrow noted; scenes shown of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard Myers touring the medical facility at the New Orleans airport and of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Alabama, where she defended Bush against charges that racism is behind the slow response. Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s offer to send doctors to assist with disaster relief noted.
(Biloxi, Mississippi: Randi Kaye) The damage to churches in Biloxi, Mississippi, featured; scenes shown of makeshift church services. [Redemptorist Mission Father EARL, Father AL – describe riding out the storm.]