Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – September 6, 2005

New Orleans Residents Rescue Their Neighbors in Absence of Government Response
Democracy
Now! producer John Hamilton spent the past several days in Louisiana. He filed
a report from the flooded streets of New Orleans as he rode in a
boat with locals searching for survivors in their community.

Bush Nominates Roberts to Replace Rehnquist as Chief Justice
With the eyes of
the nation firmly focused on the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, there have
been major developments in the battle over the future
of the Supreme Court with the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist and
President Bush’s decision to nominate John Roberts to replace him. We speak with
Bruce
Shapiro of The Nation and Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional
Rights.

African American Residents Tell Story of Survival, Blast Racially-Skewed
Government Response

Democracy Now! producers get reports from African-American
survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. We hear from a woman at the convention
center and a
record store owner from the city’s Algiers neighborhood. [includes rush transcript]

Missing in New Orleans: Voices of Those Seeking Loved Ones
We get an update from
a few people we previously heard from who are searching for missing loved ones
hit by hurricane Katrina. We are also joined in the studio
by a war resister seeking discharge from the Texas National Guard who has
family missing in New Orleans. [includes rush transcript]

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