This program is 20 minutes long
(Studio: Mika Brzezinski) The devastation in the Gulf coast from Hurricane Katrina reviewed; statistics cited; scenes shown of damages, evacuees & the levee breach under repair.
(Studio: Mika Brzezinski) The death of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist noted.
(Washington: Jim Stewart) Rehnquist's legal career reviewed; scenes shown of him at President Bush's inauguration, the impeachment trial of President Clinton & at the court; details given of his championing of a conservative agenda after being elevated to the court by President Reagan. [Georgetown law professor "A Court Divided" author Mark TUSHNET††- comments on Rehnquist's fundamental views & his disappointment in not being able to overrule Roe v. Wade.]
(New Orleans: John Roberts) The situation in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina updated; details given about the ongoing story of the shooting of five Army Corps of Engineers contractors by New York police; scenes shown of the flooded streets in the background, Army helicopters searching for remaining survivors, bodies & people in the water & inside a waterlogged home. [Texas Task Force 1 Jeff SAUNDERS- says some folks feel safer in their houses.] [Back home, survivor Foley SIMS; in the water, survivor Deidre HUMPHREY- comment on their situations.]
(New Orleans: John Roberts) A clarification of the earlier reports on the shooting of Army Corps of Engineers members given.
(Biloxi: Cynthia Bowers) The devastation in the Gulf coast from Hurricane Katrina featured; scenes shown from Biloxi, Mississippi, of an outdoor church service & a relief shelter; details given about problems with secondary illnesses. [RESIDENT, Governor Haley BARBOUR, police Cpl. Kayetta ROBERTS- comment.]
(New Orleans: John Roberts) Report introduced.
(New Orleans: Lee Cowan) The devastation in the Gulf coast from Hurricane Katrina featured; scenes shown from inside a damaged church in New Orleans, of pastors at the airport & of people in church for a Sunday service. [New Orleans resident Diana STRAYDOG- says "Jesus does not work here anymore."] [At the airport, evacuee Stacey ROYAL, Healing Place Church Jason LAIRD- comment.]