The AP’s Lynn Elber writes about the swarming coverage about to hit the gulf coast to note the one years anniversary of hurricane Katrina…
NBC, which won a Peabody Award for its reporting, will air the hourlong special “Katrina: The Long Back” on Monday. It includes “In His Own Words, Brian Williams on Hurricane Katrina,” an expanded version of the NBC anchorman’s film that originally aired on Sundance Channel.
Williams will anchor “NBC Nightly News” from the region Monday and Tuesday. NBC, which opened a Gulf Coast bureau in New Orleans shortly after the hurricane, will offer coverage on “Today,” “Weekend Today” and “Meet the Press,” with an interview with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.
Other NBC News platforms, including CNBC, MSNBC and Telemundo, will report as well.
“America’s Challenge: Rebuilding the Gulf” is Fox News Channel’s blanket title for coverage set to begin Saturday with live reports from New Orleans by Smith, who gained notice for his passionate reporting from the scene last year.
Smith will be in Mississippi beginning Wednesday. Several Fox News correspondents and Greta Van Susteren’s “On the Record” will be in the region.
CNN, also a Peabody winner for its Katrina coverage, is drawing on its Gulf Coast bureau in New Orleans on shows including “The Situation Room” and is sending anchors and correspondents to the region for “Anderson Cooper 360″ and “American Morning” with Soledad O’Brien and Miles O’Brien.
On Tuesday, “Larry King Live” will feature Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and musician Aaron Neville.