It has been five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. This week, a special edition of Meet the Press live from the Big Easy. What progress has been made to rebuild since Katrina?
Our guest moderator, Brian Williams, will sit down with prominent New Orleans siblings, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Mayor Mitch Landrieu. How is the government helping revitalize the city? We will also talk with the founder of the Make It Right Foundation, actor Brad Pitt, on his efforts to rebuild the area closest to the levee breach, the Lower 9th Ward. And finally, an in-depth discussion with a few dedicated men credited for their efforts to help the city they love: Wendell Pierce, a New Orleans native, star of HBO's "Treme", and President of the Pontchartrain Park Community Development Corporation; Garland Robinette, long-time New Orleans journalist and Host of WWL-Radio's "Think Tank"; and Douglas Brinkley, Author of "The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast." Be sure to watch this special hour dedicated to remembering Katrina this Sunday on MTP.
A few pieces remembering Katrina from around the web:
- Wall Street Journal: Rethinking New Orleans
- Times-Picayune: Katrina rewrites the book on education in New Orleans
- Washington Post: Uneven Katrina recovery efforts often offered the most help to the most affluent
- Time: New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward: Still Recovering from Katrina
- John Barry, Huffington Post: Is New Orleans safe? BP and the 5th anniversary of Katrina
- Rebecca Solnit, The Nation: Reconstructing the story of the storm: Hurricane Katrina at five