This program is about 1 hour long
(Gulfport, Mississippi: Bret Baier) President Bush’s 13th visit to the Gulf Coast after Katrina devastated the region featured; scenes shown of Bush with two sisters in September 2005 and today, and of Bush touring a boat-building company. [BUSH – says he sees a change in Mississippi; hopes the existing federal funding will be enough for reconstruction.]
(Fox Weather Center: Janice Dean) The course of Ernesto tracked; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(New Orleans: Trace Gallagher) Report introduced.
(Miami: Steve Harrigan) Florida’s preparations for the storm featured; details given on school closings and security measures; scenes shown of long lines at gas stations and grocery stores. [2 RESIDENTS – comment.]
(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) NASA’s postponement of the space shuttle Atlantis launch cited.
(Boulder: Carol McKinley) District attorney Mary Lacy’s reasons for arresting Karr and the California child pornography charges against him reviewed; scenes shown of Karr in custody. [Karr’s lawyer Seth TEMIN- says the warrant has been dropped; comments on the ordeal.]
(Jerusalem: Adam Housley) U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s tour of the Middle East featured; details given on the calls for Israel to lift its blockade of Lebanon and for Hizballah to release the kidnapped Israeli soldiers, the deadly Israeli missile strike against Palestinian extremists near Gaza City, and the freed journalists Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig; scenes shown of Annan in Lebanon and a Palestinian funeral in Gaza.
(Lexington: Molly Line) The NTSB investigation of Comair Flight 5191’s crash during its takeoff on the wrong runway in Lexington, Kentucky, reviewed; details given on the pilot’s recorded conversations; scenes shown from the crash site. [NTSB’s Debbie HERSMAN- comments on simulating conditions.]
(Hancock County, Mississippi: Erik Liljegren) The obstacles faced by school kids in Mississippi in the year after Hurricane Katrina featured; details given on life in small FEMA trailers; scenes shown of a basketball game; test scores and enrollment statistics cited. [Student Kevin LaFONTAINE, Hancock County Schools Donnie GHOLSTON, Hancock Middle School principal Denise WILKINSON, STUDENT - comment.]
(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The slow start of Louisiana’s hurricane housing grant program and some evacuees’ decisions to remain in their adopted homes reported; FEMA/Appleseed Foundation map of evacuees’ locations shown; population statistics cited.
(New Orleans: Kim McIntyre) The debate over whether and how to rebuild New Orleans examined; details given on the public housing issue, demolition plans, and frustrations over the lack of a master reconstruction plan; scenes shown of damaged buildings. [FRANCIS- says the tragedy provided an opportunity.] [At a city council meeting, CITIZEN – complains.] [HUD deputy chief of staff Scott KELLER- says they want to work with residents.] [Architect Arthur DAVIS- offers support for a planning czar.] [At a rally, Mayor Ray NAGIN- shows support for a bigger city.]
(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The thousands of volunteers’ help in the region noted.
(Miami: Orlando Salinas) The National Hurricane Center forecasters’ expectations for the storm to regain strength, the weather information shared with Cuba, and the preparations in Florida noted; weather map shown. [Governor Jeb BUSH- comments about hurricanes.]
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) The Iraqi military’s raids on Shiite militias and a suicide car bombing near the interior ministry in Baghdad reviewed; casualties statistics cited; scenes shown of the damage. [Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham SALIH- comments on US troop commitments.] Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s comments about terrorist groups noted.
(Venice, Louisiana: Jeff Goldblatt) The struggle to rebuild in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina featured; details given on the questions about the levees’ strength and the parish’s contributions to the US economy; scenes shown of damaged buildings and boats, and last years flood waters. [Residents Marla and Acy COOPER, Morris HARTT, Benny ROUSSELLE- comment.]