The Post-Katrina Marshall Plan

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"We will build it higher, and better." With those words, George Bush last night pointed to a rebuilt Gulf Coast. "One of the largest reconstruction efforts the world has ever seen," pledged the president, standing alone in New Orleans' French Quarter, against the floodlit facade of a great cathedral in Jackson Square.

And there were more promises, as the president worked to gain back the stature lost in Hurricane Katrina's ugly aftermath. He made promises to address race and poverty, housing and education.

But there was much unaddressed, too — the price tag, where the money will come from, and what a rebuilt coast might look like.

Hear about rebuilding the Gulf Coast.


Karen Tumulty, National Political Correspondent, Time Magazine;
Jackie Calmes, National Correspondent, Wall Street JournalAri Kelman, author of "A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans";
Bob Becker, Chief Executive Officer, New Orleans City Park. Former Director of City Planning for New OrleansPierce Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Geography, Penn State University, author of "New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape"

This program aired on September 16, 2005.


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