Investigating in New Orleans: Five Years after Katrina

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We’ll take a look at New Orleans five years after Hurricane Katrina. Frontline correspondent and Pro-Publica reporter A.C. Thompson discusses the documentary “Law & Disorder:” a special report on a number of incidents in which police shot civilians in the hurricane’s aftermath. Also, Pro-Publica contributor Dr. Sheri Fink, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for her story, “The Deadly Choices at Memorial,” a joint effort between the New York Times Magazine and Pro-Publica, discusses hospital abuses in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. “Law and Disorder” airs Wednesday, August 25, at 9 pm ET on PBS.


Sheri Fink and A.C. Thompson
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Comments [6]

Andrew from Brooklyn, NY

Perhaps hospitals made different decisions influenced by different challenges they were facing, ie, electricity, water, staff, damage...

Aug. 25 2010 12:36 PM

60 Minutes coverage of BP included an interview by Dr. Bob Bea whose voice is very labored and disrupted. The show stated that Dr. Bob Bea, an engineer, served as federal investigator in New Orleans after Katrina and his voice has not recovered from that time.

Do your guest know if there are more instances of these health problems from residents?

Aug. 25 2010 12:22 PM
The Truth from Becky

What I saw on the news was more than enough for me.

Aug. 25 2010 12:19 PM
UPTONJOHN from nyc

Does it matter if the police were under stress? They shot people in the back and stomped a man to death. All black.

Aug. 25 2010 12:16 PM
dbmetzger from manhattan

New Orleans Still Recovering Five Years after Katrina
Five years ago Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf coast area and caused massive flooding in New Orleans after levees there failed to protect the low-lying city. Now, New Orleans still struggles to return to normal life.

Aug. 25 2010 12:10 PM
dbmetzger from manhattan

First Person: Musician's Oil Spill Anguish
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Aug. 25 2010 01:52 AM

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