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Former FEMA Director Michael Brown Questions Brian Williams' Hurricane Katrina Claims Of French Quarter Flooding ...

Thursday, 05 February 2015 06:21
Michael Brown, the disgraced former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, expressed great skepticism Friday with NBC News anchor Brian Williams’ 2006 claim that he saw a body float through New Orleans’ French Quarter during his coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Williams’ credibility came into major question this week after he issued a public apology for erroneously claiming that he survived a rocket-propelled grenade attack on his helicopter while covering the Iraq War…
Brian Williams' Hurricane Katrina Claims Questioned After Iraq Helicopter Attack Apology [VIDEO]
Thursday, 05 February 2015 03:31
NBC News anchor Brian Williams’ 2006 claim that he saw a body float through the New Orleans’ French Quarter after Hurricane Katrina drew scrutiny this week amid concerns about his credibility. Williams issued an apology Wednesday night and recanted his claims that he survived a rocket-propelled grenade attack on his helicopter while covering the Iraq War in 2003. Williams spearheaded NBC Nightly News’ Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina, reporting live from the devastated city…
Brian Williams’ Hurricane Katrina coverage scrutinized after apology for Iraq War story
Thursday, 05 February 2015 03:02
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams did not take a hit in Iraq but his credibility sure is under fire. The embattled journalist’s other reports are being called into question after he admitted Wednesday to not being aboard a U.S. Air Force helicopter that was struck by rockets in 2003, as he had claimed for over a decade. Skeptical bloggers are now scrutinizing his award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and subsequent interviews.
New Orleans Paper Questions Whether Brian Williams Actually Saw A Dead Body During Katrina
Thursday, 05 February 2015 01:49
As the media draws extra scrutiny to Brian Williams‘ work following his admission of falsely retelling a dramatic Iraq War story, a New Orleans newspaper is questioning his other great feat of reporting: did he actually experience many of his riveting accounts during his coverage of Hurricane Katrina? The New Orleans Advocate, a century-old paper based in Louisiana, dismantled two incidents that Williams recounted during his “harrowing” reporting in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
After Iraq War war 'mistake,' Brian Williams' Hurricane Katrina stories now called into question
Thursday, 05 February 2015 01:49
Brian Williams’ Wednesday night apology for his repeated Iraq War story that many called false has only inspired others to dig into the NBC Nightly News anchor’s past. Now, his stories about his experiences in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina are being targeted. One of Williams’ stories about his time in New Orleans during the devastating hurricane included an incident in which he saw a body floating in the French Quarter from his five-star hotel.
Brian Williams’ Hurricane Katrina reporting in question
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 17:55
More heroic tales of Brian Williams‘ adventures in journalism are being questioned. The NBC news anchor, who apologized Wednesday for telling a false story about taking fire in a helicopter while covering Iraq, is being called out for possibly lying about his experience covering Hurricane Katrina, according to a report. Williams claimed to have gotten dysentery from drinking flood water and seeing dead bodies float past his hotel in the New Orleans French Quarter while…
Brian Williams’ Hurricane Katrina experience in question: report
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 17:55
More heroic tales of Brian Williams‘ adventures in journalism are being questioned. The NBC news anchor, who apologized Wednesday for telling a false story about taking fire in a helicopter while covering Iraq, is being called out for possibly lying about his experience covering Hurricane Katrina, according to a report. Williams claimed to have gotten dysentery from drinking flood water and seeing dead bodies float past his hotel in the New Orleans French Quarter while…
How Hurricane Katrina saved some of New Orleans' most historic art from obscurity
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 14:26
For much of the five years it took to restore the historic New Orleans Lakefront Airport, the only occupants with air conditioning in the dank, mold-filled wreck left by Hurricane Katrina were a half dozen murals that had, until recently, been largely forgotten by all but a few art aficionados and historians. Architects, who discovered the historical significance of the paintings while researching their restoration project, had them enclosed in small, climate-controlled rooms to protect…
Strong 2014 helps New Orleans emerge from 'shadow of Katrina'
Monday, 02 February 2015 06:55
Several big U.S. airports broke their all-time passenger records in 2014. New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport wasn't among those, but the airport did achieve a milestone worth celebrating. About 9.79 million passengers flew through New Orleans last year, giving the airport a number not seen since before Hurricane Katrina. The figure was New Orleans' highest annual total since 2004. Hurricane Katrina slammed into the city in August 2005, causing extensive damage throughout the city…
'Selma' director and star to pair for Katrina movie
Sunday, 25 January 2015 19:23
Los Angeles (AFP) - Ava DuVernay, the director of the Martin Luther King historical movie "Selma", is set to again team up with the film's star David Oyelowo for a new project about Hurricane Katrina. DuVernay and Oyelowo, who were both finalists at this year's Golden Globes, will "develop a new narrative feature film chronicling a sweeping love story and complex murder mystery during the time of Hurricane Katrina," Participant Media said Monday.

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