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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

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Top Hurricane Katrina (2005) Articles

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  • 'American Sniper' Is Deeply Troubling Character

    'American Sniper' Is Deeply Troubling Character
    Several weeks ago, before I even thought about seeing "American Sniper," I was on a plane on a runway in Philly awaiting takeoff to New Haven. It was the last leg of several delayed and canceled flights that had seen me sleeping one night in Chicago's O'...
  • Within NBC, staff manages hurt feelings as debate over firing rages

    Within NBC, staff manages hurt feelings as debate over firing rages
    Senior NBC officials seriously considered firing anchor Brian Williams because he lied to his viewers about riding in a military helicopter hit by a rocket-propelled grenade during the Iraq war, according to a top network official. The ultimate decision...
  • Martin Schram: Anchor adrift, questions unasked

    Martin Schram: Anchor adrift, questions unasked
    NBC News is now focusing its investigative lens on its own temporarily dropped anchor, Brian Williams. For the next six months, at least, the $10 million a year superstar of 30 Rock will be on an unpaid suspension assignment somewhere in NBC's Elba. The...
  • True lies

    "NBC Nightly News" anchorman Brian Williams frequently fabricated a dramatic story that he was under enemy attack while reporting from Iraq. NBC is now investigating whether Williams also embellished events in New Orleans during his reporting on Hurricane...
  • Jon Stewart's greatest 'Daily Show' interviews

    Jon Stewart's greatest 'Daily Show' interviews
    On "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart can make any celebrity promotional appearance fun with his laid-back shoot-the-bull style. But occasionally, his full intellect is engaged, most generally by interviewing someone from the political sphere. Or an author....
  • Northwest Catholic Collects Musical Instruments For New Orleans Students

    Northwest Catholic Collects Musical Instruments For New Orleans Students
    WEST HARTFORD — Students in Northwest Catholic High School's music program are collecting instruments for students in New Orleans, hoping to help musicians there and also learn about the city's music at the same time. "We want to really get as many...
  • Brazil's claim adds yet another facet to the case of the Bahia Emerald

    Brazil's claim adds yet another facet to the case of the Bahia Emerald
    The bizarre, tortuous journey of the Bahia Emerald began in the depths of a Brazilian mine and eventually landed it in a Los Angeles County sheriff's evidence locker, where it remains today. Since 2009, the 180,000-carat, 840-pound behemoth of a gem has...
  • Brian Williams gaffe leads him to brink of public impeachment

    Brian Williams gaffe leads him to brink of public impeachment
    Producer Jane Craig: "You could get fired for things like that." Newscaster Tom Grunick: "I got promoted for things like that." "Broadcast News" (1987) We cast our TV newscasters much the way we cast our political leaders. It's as easy to imagine...
  • Out of the Blue: What makes sniper story compelling?

    Last week I pandered by writing about something I knew we would all agree on: the great weather we've been having. This week I wade into deeper water by confronting an issue that is more controversial: why "American Sniper" has grossed a quarter of a...
  • Brian Williams cancels his Letterman appearance

    Brian Williams cancels his Letterman appearance
    Embattled NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has pulled out of his scheduled Thursday appearance on "Late Show With David Letterman." Williams did not feel he should keep his commitment to be a guest on the program when no determination has been...
  • Feds Rate Condition Of Hartford's Levees And Flood Control System As 'Unacceptable'

    Feds Rate Condition Of Hartford's Levees And Flood Control System As 'Unacceptable'
    Federal inspectors have flunked the city of Hartford on its maintenance – or lack of it – on a massive system of levees, conduits and other installations that guard an estimated $1 billion worth of buildings and urban infrastructure from...