FNC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 08, 2005
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(Gulfport: Shepard Smith) The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina introduced.
(New Orleans: David Lee Miller) The situation in New Orleans following the storm featured; details given about the estimated 10,000 residents that have not evacuated & reports of toxic waters. [Louisiana Governor Kathleen BLANCO- comments.]
(Gulfport: Shepard Smith) Vice President Dick Cheney’s visit to the city noted; scenes shown.
(Washington: Brian Wilson) The political response to Katrina updated; details given about the House approval of additional funding for relief and continuing calls for FEMA director Michael Brown to step down. [Representatives Nancy PELOSI, Tom DeLAY - offer differing opinions on how the investigation into the government’s response should be carried out.]
(Gulfport: Shepard Smith) The proposal by Republicans for President Bush to appoint a “disaster czar” for Katrina relief noted; scenes shown of evacuees arriving in Massachusetts.
(Houston: Alicia Acuna) The situation at the Houston Astrodome, where evacuees continue to stay, updated; details given about the beginning of school for displaced children and frustration when the Red Cross began distributing debit cards. [Parent, MAN – says he has no choice of where his daughter goes to school.]
(Gulfport: Shepard Smith) Mexican troops entering the US for hurricane relief shown.