WWL, the Tegna-owned CBS affiliate in New Orleans, devotes a significant amount of news time to covering Hurricane Katrina all this week online and on-air. As mentioned in yesterday’s column, WWL posted the hour-long documentary, Katrina: 10 Days, 10 Years, to its website for the world to see. This Thursday night at 7, that special, […]
As mentioned in yesterday’s column, WWL posted the hour-long documentary, Katrina: 10 Days, 10 Years, to its website for the world to see.
This Thursday night at 7, that special, Katrina: 10 Days, 10 Years, will air on WWL.
Using WWL archival footage, Katrina: 10 Days, 10 Years, will chronicle how WWL-TV’s Eyewitness News staffers covered Katrina during the first 10 days of the storm and its aftermath.
In addition, during the 8 a.m. hour WWL’s morning news will broadcast from a remote location during which morning news anchors will interview live guests and show special reports highlighting that area’s recovery.
Also, every evening this week, WWL’s 6 p.m. news will air from a remote location, and following that newscast a special program will focus on developments since Katrina, like levee protection, education, political changes, infrastructure improvements and life style, to name a few.
Online, WWL.com has a special Katrina 10th anniversary section with archival clips, slide shows, and still photos from Katrina sites, both then & now and viewer submissions of videos & memories.
“The promotion for all of these shows will focus on the recovery and resilience of the community,” says Josh Meza, WWL’s marketing director.
“Our message will be sincere, honest, and definitely not a hard sell. This is an important time in our community’s history, and although roadblocks and opportunities still exist, what we’ve all accomplished in the past decade has been truly amazing.”