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NBC will be airing In His Own Words: Brian Williams on Hurricane Katrina on August 28th.  The one hour film will air commercial free.

HBO will be airing Spike Lee’s four hour documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.  The film will air over two nights, August 21 and 22, with the full film being shown on the 29th.

I have seen neither of these films, but have been aware of the Spike Lee documentary for several months.  The focus on New Orleans has always bothered me on some level.  The hurricane hit so many communities beyond New Orleans, that the focus on just this one area seemed too limiting.  This site was run for several years when the publisher (myself) lived in Long Beach, Mississippi.  Most of the Mississippi coastal community (several blocks in, all along the coast) was completely destroyed including where I lived.  But that initial feeling of being bothered, when looked at closer is absurd.  Documentaries are all about focusing on one part of life and telling about it.  Putting the focus on New Orleans is a perfectly legitimate choice.

Sandra Harris on August 23rd, 2006 at 4:38 pm 

I heard from one person regarding this documentary and I am so upset that I missed August 21st & 22nd. I LOOK FORWARD to WATCHING and responding to this amazing documentary that I heard so much of on August 29th.

Also, I look forward to watching – In His Own Words: Brian Williams on Hurricane Katrina.

tawanica watson on August 31st, 2006 at 6:20 am 

will this ever be out on tape or dvd? i missed all of the episodes of when the levee broke. i really want to see it. or will it be coming back on tv?

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