NBC’s Brian Williams will host a special on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, while many network news shows will originate from New Orleans the week of Aug 28.
The cameras are coming back to New Orleans.
Starting next week, the broadcast networks will return en masse to the scene of Hurricane Katrina, which slammed into the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005.
NBC will mark the anniversary of one of the nation’s costliest and deadliest storms with one-hour primetime special “Katrina: The Long Road Back,” anchored by Brian Williams.
Doc, which will air commercial-free, includes Williams’ Sundance Channel special “In His Own Words: Brian Williams on Hurricane Katrina,” about the anchor’s experience living in the New Orleans Superdome with thousands of evacuees when the storm hit.
Williams has made 11 trips to New Orleans over the past year, and the network opened a full-time bureau to cover the aftermath and rebuilding.