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WSRE will Air Special Programs in Observance of Katrina Anniversary

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PENSACOLA, Fla., August 14, 2015 – WSRE will observe the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with special programming on Wednesday, August 26.
 
“Katrina 10 Years After: A Second Life, A Second Chance” airs at 7 p.m. with a look back at those ill-fated days and how, 10 years later, the city of New Orleans has achieved what seemed almost unimaginable a decade ago—the resurrection of one of America’s most beloved cities. The program spotlights both long-time residents and new arrivals who have come together, determined to rebuild their city because it’s home.
 
“In the Path of the Storms” airs at 8 p.m. and portrays life along Alabama’s seafood coast before and after Hurricane Katrina. When Hurricane Katrina displaced 2,000 of Bayou La Batre’s 2,300 residents in 2005, to be followed by the gulf oil spill and the recession, it was only the latest in a century of threats to the community’s survival.
 
“Rising Above the Surge: The Post Katrina Coast” follows at 9 p.m. This special from Mississippi Public Broadcasting focuses on the changes to today’s Mississippi Gulf Coast and how the community is dealing with ongoing issues in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and its devastation.

Media Relations Contact:
Mary Riker
mriker@wsre.org