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Sunday: 90-minutes of Katrina tributes

7 years 7 months 4 days ago Friday, August 21 2015 Aug 21, 2015 August 21, 2015 10:28 PM August 21, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - LSU's Leonard Fournette, Melissa York of St. Gabriel and Good Morning America's Robin Roberts will discuss life in the last ten years following Hurricane Katrina in two television broadcasts Sunday night.

Fournette, a child at the time, recalls losing his home and being stuck on the Interstate, under a bridge before being evacuated after the storm moved through New Orleans.

York moved to the Baton Rouge area after the storm and still works in New Orleans, where she lived until August 2005. She rides the bus everyday from Gonzales to New Orleans. York will discuss her 14-hour day.

ABC's Roberts, from the Mississippi Gulf Coast starts the 90-minute tribute with her broadcast, Katrina: Ten Years After the Storm. At a premiere of the program in New Orleans this week, Roberts shared her thoughts on the years-long recovery and reflected on covering the storm as a reporter in her home town.

"I miss the innocence, the innocence of [before Katrina]," she said in an interview on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Friday.

Katrina: Ten Years After the Storm airs Sunday night at nine followed by a special edition of WBRZ News 2 at 10:00, featuring stories of the storm's impact on the Capital Region.

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