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Rebuilding New Orleans (2005)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2005-09-23

Duration: 00:07:12

Subjects: Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricanes | Natural Disasters | Disaster response and recovery | Hurricane recovery | Environment | Housing | Tourism | Business


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Fontenot, Jodie Photographer
  • Langkopp, Bill Interviewee
  • Young, Malcolm Interviewee
  • Luke, Marti Interviewee
  • Brown, James Interviewee
  • Anderson, Mike Interviewee
  • Borne, Dan Interviewee


This segment from the September 23, 2005, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s report on the issues involved with the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. This report touches on: the need to rebuild the city’s infrastructure from the ground up; the long-term environmental issues associated with flooded homes; who decides whether homes need to be demolished and rebuilt; government-subsidized housing; how many residents will return; keeping the historic look of the city with new building construction; who is paying for the rebuilding effort; how many businesses will return to the city; whether the city will be able to attract large conventions; and the future of the petrochemical and oil and gas industries. This report includes interviews with: Bill Langkopp, the president of the Louisiana Hotel-Motel Association; Malcolm Young, the president of the Louisiana Realtors Association; New Orleans native Marti Luke; James Brown