Anderson Cooper anchored AC360 from the NYC studio.
Marking the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina:
From NOLA and TVNEWSER:
Anderson Cooper will anchor AC360 from New Orleans on Friday, August 28, marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s Gulf Coast landfall. Category 3 Katrina stormed ashore on the morning of August 29 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
Cooper also traveled to the region for a special airing Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. Katrina: The Storm That Never Stopped revisits survivors of the storm whose daily struggles continue. Cooper also speaks with former officials who reveal that there are still victims of the storm whose remains have yet to be claimed or even identified.
A CNN news release said reporting the special was a "deeply personal journey" for Cooper, who "observes the tenacity of the survivors who continue to struggle every day, grieving for loved ones while trying to rebuild their lives."
FULL PRESS RELEASE from Broadway World:
In advance of the decade anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (August 29, 2005), one of the deadliest and costliest storms to rip through America's Gulf Coast, CNN's Anderson Cooper travels back to the region and learns new information about the people he reported on in the storm's aftermath.
A husband clutching his wife's hand moments before she was swept away; the body of a man lying on top of a car a week after the storm; an elderly woman slumped in her wheelchair, dying as she waits to evacuate; parents and their two sons, drowning in their own home; Cooper tells the victims' stories and explores the lives they lived prior to their tragic deaths. For these survivors, the storm never stopped as they still live their lives in the shadow of Katrina.
Cooper had been in the Gulf Coast when the storm hit, and after the levees breached, remained in the region for several weeks, reporting each night and keeping politicians and law MAKERS honest, while bringing viewers the heartbreaking stories of the storm's survivors. In this deeply personal journey, Cooper observes the tenacity of the survivors who continue to struggle every day, grieving for loved ones while trying to rebuild their lives. Cooper also speaks with former officials who reveal that there are still victims of the storm whose remains have yet to be claimed or even identified.
CNN Special Report KATRINA: THE STORM THAT NEVER STOPPED to air Tuesday, August 25th at 9pmET. Additionally, tune in on Friday, August 28th for live show from New Orleans.