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Bill Moyers | Katrina Recovery Gone Wrong? | PBS

Duration: 53:12 (Full Program)
Program: Bill Moyers Journal #1132
Broadcast Date: Nov. 16, 2007

Two years after Katrina, casinos, hotels and condos are coming back strong in the hardest hit areas of Mississippi, but tens of thousands of people are still displaced — in limbo with no solution in sight. BILL MOYERS JOURNAL profiles a group known as The Steps Coalition, which is fighting on behalf of families who are still in need of housing, and examines what’s happened to the money Congress sent to rebuild. The Steps Coalition argues that Governor Haley Barbour's recovery plan has made it difficult for the states’ poorest families to rebuild.

Also on the program, a different take on immigration from author Manuel A. Vasquez. "This whole concept of illegality ... is really problematic. Because it really doesn't go to the complexities of the situation,” he says.

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Post Date: November 12, 2009