New Orleans TV Keeps Bouncing Back

By Andrew Gauthier 


If New Orleans were a boxer, it would be a scrapper with a good chin. First, it took a walloping blow from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 that had many at ringside ready to call the match then and there.

Almost five years later and still a long way from recovery, the BP oil spill again knocked the city against the ropes.

And those were just the big hits. In between, the city sustained a staggering array of jabs: population decimation, surging crime, racial strife and political entropy among them.

From the standpoint of a TV broadcaster, it has been a hell of a fight to report on. Only not so much, perhaps, from the middle of the ring. More…