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The Long Road Back (Hurricane Katrina: One Year Anniversary) #841924

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 28, 2006
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(New Orleans: Brian Williams) The New Orleans East neighborhood shown one year after Hurricane Katrina; statistics on storm-related deaths & homes destroyed in Louisiana & Mississippi and population loss in Orleans Parish cited.

(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) The remaining problems in New Orleans featured; scenes shown; statistics on schools, businesses & hospitals cited. [In Gulfport, Mississippi, President BUSH – thanks local citizens & first responders.] [New Orleans 9th Ward resident George ALBERT††- comments on not being able to get a FEMA trailer.] [New Orleans East resident Willis WESLEY††- says everything looks dead.]

(New Orleans: Brian Williams) A look at what went wrong in New Orleans in the wake of Katrina presented; details given of problems with the evacuation, the levees and failures by government officials, including FEMA director Michael Brown & Governor Kathleen Blanco; footage shown. [September 1, 2005, NBC News cameraman Tony ZUMBADO†- describes conditions at the Superdome.] [September 2, 2005, US Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Carl STROCK†- comments on the levee failure.]

Williams, Brian;
Savidge, Martin

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