The Detroit News’ Mekeisha Madden Toby puts Hurricane Katrina coverage on her list of moving TV moments of 2005…
Meanwhile, TV journalist Rivera conducted interviews at the New Orleans Convention Center for Fox News and urged officials to send help or let evacuees leave.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper reported live from Louisiana and Mississippi and was among the 125 anchors, correspondents, producers and crew the cable news network assigned to Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Cooper became the face of Katrina coverage for CNN, clocking 100-plus hours in the field. Because of Cooper’s dogged dedication, his bosses rewarded him by replacing Aaron Brown in the 10 p.m. anchor slot with his own show “360.” Brown got the “mutual” boot.
Buzz also surrounded non-newscasts. In September, NBC aired its “Concert for Hurricane Relief.” During the fundraiser, rapper and music producer Kanye West ignored the script, instead saying, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”