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Hurricane Katrina / New Orleans / Rebuilding / Kelley Interview #810039

CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 28, 2005
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The situation in New Orleans three months after Hurricane Katrina introduced; scenes shown from outside wrecked homes.

(New Orleans: Ed Lavandera) The anger & frustration in New Orleans featured; scenes shown of the desolate streets in the Lower Ninth Ward with junk in the streets. [Resident Tracy FLORES†- says our area is still not open to come in & clean up.] [St. Bernard Parish Sheriff Jack STEPHENS†- expresses his view on the federal government.] [New Orleans novelist Jack BIGUENET†- says the government has made promises, but nothing has happened.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The anger about rebuilding the levees the way they were before noted; scenes shown of the London Canal in the background. [On "60 Minutes," PROFESSOR - describes what New Orleans will look like surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico in 90 years.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped interview held with University of Maine geology professor Joseph Kelley about the rebuilding of the city. [KELLEY - shows how the city is sinking; shows the house where he lived; explains how the city can be made safer & what areas could be rebuilt; states an economic assessment is needed for the different neighborhoods.] The uproar over possibly abandoning some black neighborhoods like the Lower Ninth Ward noted. [Mayor Ray NAGIN - says we will rebuild....]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Picture shown of where Vera Smith's body lay on the sidewalk for five days after Katrina.

Cooper, Anderson;
Lavandera, Ed

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