Friday, September 2, 2005

  • Nightmarish Scenes at New Orleans Convention Center


    We begin our special coverage of Hurricane Katrina by going to New Orleans to hear the voices of refugees stranded outside the city’s Convention Center. As camera crews passed by on Thursday hundreds of stranded people started chanting for help. [includes rush transcript]

  • Daily News Reporter in New Orleans: Scope of Destruction Much Worse Than 9/11


    We go to New Orleans to speak with New York Daily News reporter Tamer El-Ghobashy. He reports from outside one of the main refugee centers in New Orleans–the Super Dome, where as many as 30,000 people sought shelter. [includes rush transcript]

  • White House Response to Gulf Coast Disaster Sparks Criticism


    President Bush is coming under increasing criticism for his slow response to what is now being described as one of the worst natural disasters in the country’s history. We play some of the president’s remarks as well as excerpts from a White House news conference. [Includes rush transcript]

  • Race in New Orleans: Shaping the Response to Katrina?


    Race and class loom large in the critical discussion of the federal response to the impact of hurricane Katrina. We speak with two African-American activists about the poor communities that have been hit hardest by the hurricane. [includes rush transcript]

  • Desperately Seeking Loved Ones Missing in New Orleans


    With communication lines down in the areas hit by the hurricane, there are thousands of people with no word about their loved ones in the area. We hear the voices of worried family and friends broadcasting their messages to those missing. [includes rush transcript]

  • Historian: Government Relief Efforts to 1927 Mississippi Flood Faster Than Katrina


    We go back to the spring of 1927 when the Mississippi River flooded after weeks of incessant rains. While the federal government response was well-coordinated, African Americans were rounded into work camps by land owners and prevented from leaving as the waters rose. [includes rush transcript]