This week on NOW:
Along the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast, relief efforts have been slow to get underway. Many people are angry and residents in some neighborhoods have raised questions about race and class in the wake of the disaster. NOW continues its month-long coverage of the aftermath of Katrina as Maria Hinojosa reports from the devastated Mississippi coast, where tens of thousands remain without essential services like power and water.
Shortly after Katrina hit, NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE editor Jim Amoss and more than two-hundred of the venerable paperís employees were holed up in the TIMES-PICAYUNE's offices. They were a mile away from the Superdome, and the water was rising. David Brancaccio talks to Amoss about the heroic effort to continue to publish their paper and about the most pressing issues facing his city right now. Under Amoss' leadership, the TIMES-PICAYUNE has won two Pulitzer Prizes, the paper's first Pulitzers since its inception in 1837.
** Please note that due to PBS' Friday broadcast of "Shelter from the
Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast," NOW may be moved from its
regularly scheduled time. (Check local listings.)