Have We Abandoned the Folks Devastated by Katrina?

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This Thanksgiving week we're just one week shy of the three-month mark since Hurricane Katrina tore along the Gulf Coast. The population of New Orleans has diminished from just under half a million on August 28, the day before the storm hit, to 75,000 residents. With night-time temperatures in the 30's, half are still without heat or sewage in a city with few resources to rebuild. Those temporarily living in hotels across the country at FEMA's expense, face a December 1 change in housing subsidies. Given vulnerable geography and suspect levees, should the city be rebuilt? With cameras no longer chronicling the daily crisis, have we forgotten those trying to start over along the gulf coast? Guest host Diana Nyad revisits the desperate situation of New Orleans and other Gulf Coast residents.
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Guest host Diana Nyad, 2002 inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, is a business sports columnist for Marketplace, senior sports correspondent for Fox News, and has hosted her own show on CNBC. She's also the author of three books.

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