Anniversary Puts New Focus on New Orleans

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Times

On the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, an impressive slate of documentaries and reports are filling TV screens, all but forcing the public to remember the disaster, one that was both natural and human-induced.

On Wednesday, PBS showed the premiere of a critically acclaimed episode of “Frontline,” “Law & Disorder,” about the shootings and supposed cover-up by New Orleans police officers after the storm. On Thursday, the five-year anniversary of the date that the storm swept into the Gulf, all of the cable news channels featured updates from New Orleans, with a walking tour of the Lower Ninth Ward on Fox News and a trek down Bourbon Street on CNN. More…