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Hurricane Katrina / FEMA Complaints #923083

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Armen Keteyian) A CBS News investigation into charges FEMA bosses are intentionally holding up aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina presented; scenes shown from Slidell and New Orleans, Louisiana; details given about recovery office complaints against the chief of staff Doug Whitmer†. [Slidell Mayor Ben NORRIS - calls it an "undescribable nightmare."] [In shadow, FEMA STAFFERS - talk about the cronyism and harassment in the New Orleans FEMA office.] [Former FEMA staffer Stephen PEYCHAUD†- outlines the violations at the office that are slowing down the recovery.] [Representative Joseph CAO - criticizes the FEMA office.] [In Washington, Louisiana transitional recovery office director Jim STARK - calls the charges offensive; promises to fix the office.]

Couric, Katie;
Keteyian, Armen

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