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Hurricane Katrina / Housing Controversy / Thanksgiving #809914

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 23, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The reason why homes that Fannie Mae offered to provide rent-free to victims of Hurricane Katrina were not made available until now by FEMA examined; map shown of the nine Southern states. [Atlanta realtor William MURRAY†- shows a house.] [In Atlanta, evacuee Rosella JOSEPHS‡- expresses anger.] [Mississippi Representative Bennie THOMPSON†- says FEMA has done nothing until shamed into responding.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) The plans to feed the needy this holiday, including Katrina victims, featured; scenes shown of dinner preparations in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. [Bella Luna executive chef Horst PFEIFER†- says this is a real Thanksgiving.] [Director of community services Helen SWAN†- says our students are too dispersed to feed many families.] [Now living in a FEMA trailer, Anna CONFORTO‡- comments on her small Thanksgiving plans.]

Williams, Brian;
Myers, Lisa;
Savidge, Martin

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