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Democracy Now! (6 am) – August 31, 2005

Report from Inside New Orleans Hospital: "Who is Left Behind?…The
Sickest,
The Oldest, The Poorest, The Youngest"
As the devastation left in
the wake of hurricane Katrina continues to unfold, we go to New Orleans to speak
with law professor Bill Quigley of Loyola University.
Quigley, who is volunteering at Memorial Hospital, said, "The people who
are in New Orleans are – in all honesty – dying and there could be a lot
more casualties unless there’s a lot of help, real fast."

Journalists Under Fire in Iraq: Reuters Chief Debates Pentagon Over Slain
and Detained Media Workers
In the latest assault on media workers in Iraq, U.S. forces shoot dead a Reuters
new agency soundman and order a Reuters cameraman to be held without charge
for six months in Abu Ghraib. We host a debate with David Schlesinger, Global
Managing Editor of the Reuters News Agency and Lt. Col. Steven Boylan, spokesperson
for the U.S. military in Iraq and Director of Combined Press Information
Center.

The Day Casey Died: Cindy Sheehan, Journalist and Wounded Soldier Remember
the Battle of Sadr City

On the last day of Cindy Sheehan’s vigil outside President
Bush’s estate in Crawford, we look back at the day her son, Casey, died. We
speak with a U.S.
army soldier who was wounded on the same day Casey was killed, an independent
journalist who visited the area shortly afterwards and Cindy Sheehan.

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