NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 20, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Series on the lessons learned in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina about race & class continued.
(Atlanta: Ron Mott) Discrimination against displaced black evacuees trying to find new places to live examined; results of a study on bias by the National Fair Housing Alliance cited; details given of complaints against The Gables apartments in Dallas and of discrimination on Websites advertising housing for Katrina victims. [National Fair Housing Alliance Shanna SMITH- says the racism is appalling.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Biloxi, Mississippi: Martin Savidge) Mississippi residents’ concern that they will not be able to afford to live in their communities after they are redeveloped examined; details given of the impact of the new law allowing floating casinos to be rebuilt on land and the trend toward “new urbanism” development; scenes shown of the new urbanist community of Seaside, Florida. [Biloxi resident Elaine PARKER- worries about being pressured to sell her land.] [“Sun Herald” newspaper publisher Ricky MATHEWS- cites the economic advantage from the casinos.] [Tulane University dean of architecture Reed KROLOFF- opposes new urbanism.]