NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 19, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Series on the lessons learned from this year’s hurricane disasters introduced. Statistics on housing lost from Hurricane Katrina cited.
(Washington: Bob Faw) The issues of race & class exposed in the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans examined. [“New Orleans Times-Picayune” columnist Lolis Eric ELIE- comments on the lack of a national will.] [University of North Carolina Hodding CARTER III- states we have to respond to what kind of people we really are.] [Author Shelby STEELE- says Katrina is a message to black America.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New Orleans: Kerry Sanders) Anxiety about the redevelopment of New Orleans’ lower 9th Ward, a largely African American neighborhood that was devastated by flooding after Katrina, examined; scenes shown of the devastation. [2 RESIDENTS – comment.] [New Orleans City Council president Oliver THOMAS- predicts there will be a war over rebuilding.] [Architect Scott BERNHARD- cites the cost of elevating the homes when rebuilding.]
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