News Orgs Commemorate Fifth Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina


The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has dominated news reports from the region, but this week news organizations will turn their collective focus on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

CNN's Anderson Cooper will anchor Anderson Cooper 360 from New Orleans Wednesday (Aug. 25) through Friday with a special In Katrina's Wake scheduled for the Thursday edition of AC360. Sanjay Gupta returns to New Orleans' Charity Hospital for a two-part report to air during his weekend morning program, Sanjay Gupta MD, Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 28 and 29).

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow will anchor her show from the Crescent City on Thursday and Friday, while dayside anchor Tamron Hall will be in New Orleans Friday through Sunday. Additionally, Ed Shultz will anchor his program from the New Orleans convention center on Monday (Aug. 30).

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