August 29th, 2006 marked the one year anniversary of the devastation in New Orleans caused by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This Special Report brings you exclusive footage and the stories you won't hear on the other networks--the hidden political agendas and the suppressed eyewitness reports. Includes on-the-spot reporting from independent journalist Greg Palast.
In this half-hour film, Greg Palast and his team travel to New Orleans to investigate what has happened since Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast last year. On his visit, he discovers that the population of New Orleans is miniscule, the reconstruction sparse, suicide rates are climbing, and many have not, nor know how to, return to the city that care forgot. He examines why residents had to leave, what really caused the flood and why they aren't returning.
Bonus Features Include: Tomorrow's New Orleans - Whose City Will it Be? A half-hour conversation with Amy Goodman and Greg Palast where they sit down to discuss who is accountable for the ongoing disastrous situation in New Orleans.
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Refuge of Last Resort
Spooky Halloween Post: Louisiana's Real-Life Ghost Towns
Katrina trip: short timeline
Fleet of rescue boats was ready to rescue New Orleans residents, but no-one at FEMA could "authorize it"
Incompetence? Crime? You decide
Fifty Dollars and a Dream
Doctor says FEMA ordered him to stop treating hurricane victims
The Forever Elsewhere Management Agency
The federal response to Katrina is a disaster in its own right
My Katrina-related Link Blog entries