All three network newscasts spent significant time covering Hurricane Gustav, and had correspondents in the area. ABC’s World News was anchored by Charlie Gibson from the region, CBS’ Evening News was anchored by Russ Mitchell in New York and NBC’s Nightly News was anchored by Lester Holt in New Orleans. But Katie Couric was in
New Orleans Baton Rouge, and appeared several times, including to close the broadcast.
> Update: A tipster writes: “Brian Williams appeared in the next-to-last segment from Baton Rouge with a McCain interview.”: