This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Gen. Russel Honore & historian Douglas Brinkley about the vulnerability of the city; inset video shown. [HONORE - says we have a 100-year levee, but the wetlands have deteriorated.] [BRINKLEY - calls it an environmental disaster zone & we are still in the Katrina era; comments on the lessons of Katrina.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(New Orleans: Sanjay Gupta) A return to Charity Hospital featured; scenes shown from this hospital of last resort in 2005 & now when the buildings are deserted & the new hospital that replaced it. [Former emergency medicine director Dr. Peter DeBLIEUX@- recounts what happened: third world medicine in the US.] The lack of mental health beds after Charity closed & what may be done with the old building discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "The Great Deluge" author Douglas Brinkley about Brown. [BRINKLEY - criticizes Brown's credibility, how the Bush administration ghettoized FEMA; says FEMA is vastly improved.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The failure of the levees in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit introduced [In 2006, LSU Hurricane Center Dr. Ivor VAN HEERDEN@- cries about what happened to the levees.] Live discussion held with Van Heerden & NOLA environment & hurricane reporter Mark Schleifstein about whether New Orleans is ready for another storm like Katrina. [VAN HEERDEN@- criticizes the idea of a 100-year storm; recalls how we became the voice of the people & the Army Corps of Engineers lied.] [SCHLEIFSTEIN - explains what a 100-year event means: that the levee system is not adequate; comments on the coastal erosion in Louisiana.]
(New Orleans : Gary Tuchman) A story of loss & love after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago presented; scenes shown of Gore's house & the French Market. [Katrina survivor Russell GORE@- recalls what happened to his wife, Cynthia, who died of stress; explains how he now feels good.] The Gore story discussed.