"IN THE PATH OF KATRINA" -- ABC NEWS SPECIAL EXPLORES THE HURRICANE'S DEVASTATING TOLL, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 ON ABC
ABC News will explore the devastating human and economic toll of Hurricane Katrina in an hour-long special airing Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m., ET. Anchored by Elizabeth Vargas, "In the Path of Katrina" will feature reports from ABC News correspondents positioned throughout the battered Gulf Coast region. Other reports will focus on issues such as health concerns in the hurricane's aftermath; the financial impact of the storm on the national economy, including U.S. exports and the oil industry; the daring rescues that saved hundreds, if not thousands, of stranded people - and even their pets and animals; why disasters of this nature seem to bring out both the very best and worst in people; and the long-term damage inflicted by Katrina, both physical and psychological. "In the Path of Katrina" airs WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.