A Look Back At Radio's Role Covering Hurricane Katrina
August 30, 2010 at 7:18 AM (PT)
It was five years ago that NEW ORLEANS and THE GULF COAST were virtually destroyed by HURRICANE KATRINA. In the aftermath, radio was often the lone source of information
Looking back, a video excerpt from the SEPTEMBER 7th, 2005 broadcast of "NBC Nightly News with BRIAN WILLIAMS," explains in detail the important lifeline service provided by local radio stations before, during and after the worst natural disaster to ever strike the UNITED STATES.
Reported WILLIAMS, "Radio stations have been offering hope ... and help after this storm. They're getting assistance from radio collegues around town, and around the country for that matter. They have become a vital part of this community -- part bulletin board, part voice of the people, relaying all sorts of news from the disaster zone."
Radio stations have been offering hope -- and help after this storm.
President BARACK OBAMA visited NEW ORLEANS this past SUNDAY (8/29), marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane KATRINA by pledging the government's commitment to help the GULF REGION as it also seeks to recover from the disaster of the oil spill.
"We are going to stand with you until the oil is cleaned up, until the environment is restored, until polluters are held accountable, until communities are made whole and until this region is all the way back on its feet," OBAMA said.