Search the Archive

Hurricanes Katrina, Rita / New Orleans / Brown Testimony / Texas #807769

FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 27, 2005
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The resignation of the New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass† in the wake of Hurricane Katrina reported. [COMPASS – says he is very proud of the men of the department.]

(New Orleans: Steve Brown) An internal affairs investigation in New Orleans into accusations that nearly 250 police officers may have deserted the force during the days following the storm featured.

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The signing by President Bush of a tax relief bill to help Gulf Coast residents displaced by the storm reported.

(Washington: Brian Wilson) The testimony at Congressional hearings from former FEMA director Michael Brown, who was initially in charge of relief after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast, featured; details given of his blaming of state & local leaders for the chaos following the storm. [BROWN – says his biggest failure was not getting New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin & Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco to get past their differences and coordinate relief efforts.] [Representative Rahm EMANUAL†- criticizes the hearings.]

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) Nagin’s response to Brown’s statements noted. [NAGIN – says the federal government did not have the resources in place to deal with the storm.]

(Baghdad: Todd Connor) The impact of Hurricane Rita on Beaumont, Texas, featured; scenes shown of Bush touring the damages across the city; details given about the effort to restore electricity. [Resident Laandre ROBERTS†- comments.]

(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The growing problems in Jasper, Texas, as residents are without water & electricity, reported.

(Lake Charles: Dan Springer) The situation in Lake Charles, Louisiana, following Rita featured; details given about the dire conditions in the city, which is closed to residents and without electricity. [Evacuee Gary DIGLE†- says the aftermath of the storm is killing us.] [Women & Children’s Hospital CEO Bill WILLIS†- says if they do not receive generators, they will have to shut down the hospital.]

Smith, Shepard;
Brown, Steve;
Wilson, Brian;
Connor, Todd;
Springer, Dan

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.