This program is about 1 hour long
(New Orleans: Jeff Goldblatt) The various ceremonies commemorating victims of the storm reviewed; details given on the 2 jazz funerals and bell-ringing ceremony held in New Orleans, and the monument dedication in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana; scenes shown of the marches, monument, and Mayor Ray Nagin†† at the bell-ringing. [Former resident Jill MILLET†- comments.]
(Ocean Springs, Mississippi: Rick Leventhal) Mississippi’s clean-up and recovery efforts in the year after Hurricane Katrina featured; details given on the benefits of concrete housing and the re-opening of the Beau Rivage casino in Biloxi; scenes shown of storm debris, a concrete house, and casino employees at the re-opening ceremony. [Survivor Scott SUNDBERG- comments.]
(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) President Bush’s visit to New Orleans reviewed; scenes shown of Bush lighting candles. [BUSH – addresses his administration’s response to Katrina.] Upcoming items noted.
(Miami Beach: Steve Harrigan) The local response to the storm, NASA’s decision to leave the space shuttle Atlantis outside, and the strength of the storm reported. [TOURIST – complains about the storm.]
(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) The small likelihood of the storm gaining hurricane strength noted; weather map shown.
(Fox Weather Center: Janice Dean) The course of Ernesto tracked; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Las Vegas: Anita Vogel) The arrest of polygamist sect leader Warran Jeffs in Nevada reviewed; Jeffs’ FBI wanted poster and scenes of the confiscated items from Jeffs’ vehicle shown. [Phoenix FBI special agent John LEWIS- describes Jeffs’ demeanor during the investigators’ interview.]
(Houston: Marianne Silber) The refuge provided in Houston, Texas, to Hurricane Katrina evacuees from New Orleans profiled; details given on the city’s improved disaster emergency plans; evacuee population and crime statistics cited. [Harris County judge Robert ECKELS- comments on the problems caused by evacuees.]
(New Orleans: Bret Baier) President Bush’s visit to the 9th Ward of New Orleans, marking the one-year anniversary of Katrina, reviewed; details given on his comments on the recovery efforts; scenes shown of Bush meeting Fats Domino and lighting candles. [BUSH – says we will help “until the job is done”; says people should return to New Orleans.]
(New Orleans: Shepard Smith) Former FEMA director Michael Brown’s televised interview about the storm reviewed; details given on Brown’s regrets for withholding information from the public and the blame placed on the Bush administration for Katrina failures.
(Gulfport, Mississippi: Erik Liljegren) The sunrise memorial in Gulfport, Mississippi, for victims of the storm featured; scenes shown from the ceremony. [Senator Thad COCHRAN- shows gratitude for the survivors.] [Residents Roddy RUSSELL, Terry ROBINSON, Mayor Brent WARR, Libby ROLAND, Brian CARRIERE- comment.]
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s speech to the American Legion about the Iraq War and the war on terror reviewed; details given on Senator Harry Reid’s response. [RUMSFELD–comments on the importance of avoiding confusion about who the real enemy is.]
(Arabi, Louisiana: Jeff Goldblatt) The rebuilding efforts in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina featured; details given on the reasons why the parish is recovering faster than the 9th Ward in New Orleans; scenes shown from damaged homes. [Parish residents Laurian BARTHE, Mark MADARY- explain their reasons for rebuilding.]