"DATELINE'S" STONE PHILLIPS TO REPORT ON WHAT WENT WRONG WITH THE NATION'S PREVENTION AND RECOVERY EFFORTS OF HURRICANE KATRINA IN AN HOUR-LONG INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT 10PM/ET
NEW YORK -� Sept. 8, 2005 �- Just as in the aftermath of Sept. 11, there are going to be tough questions about whether or not the damage done by Hurricane Katrina could have to any extent been prevented. What did the Federal, State and Local authorities know before this catastrophic storm struck, and who's accountable? In a "Dateline" investigative documentary, Stone Phillips reports on what went wrong with the nation's prevention and recovery efforts, and talks to some of those who say Katrina did not have to turn out the way it did. The hour-long report will air this Friday, Sept. 9 at 10 PM/ET.
The report will include an in-depth timeline of the events that took place back in 2002 which suggest the government was aware of the danger facing the Gulf Coast region in the event a major hurricane hit; and interviews with whistle-blowing scientists, government officials and reporters.
David Corvo is the executive producer of "Dateline."