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Simpson's -- Spinal Tap a minor -- -- -- already -- programmed to have.
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Parish jurors feature documentary.
Margin of fifth anniversary of Katrina.
Well the one day theatrical event a film called.
All the big reason please welcome the programs.
Are sure to -- and she sure.
Morning -- man it's I can -- that I just interpose that it's called the big uneasy.
You'd think I would have learned to read them and their staff and I want to stored.
That's in the political mutual broadcasting his syllabus says Mercury.
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Yeah that's sort of the point.
Tell me about.
Well I was watching him.
President Obama when he made his.
Three hour 45 minute visit to New Orleans last fall.
Shorter than it took to play the Super Bowl game.
And he had a town hall meeting where he basically said sort of -- in that offhand way that.
What happened to New Orleans was a natural disaster and I -- hit the ceiling because.
People down there know that two independent investigations.
Incredibly -- reputable engineers and scientists one team at Ellis you went human out of UC Berkeley.
Have both come to the conclusion that this was a the in the words of one -- the greatest man made engineering catastrophe since Chernobyl.
And so I thought -- -- message that we got out what could do it lol probably.
Legal feature length of the documentary with all of the fire experts.
You know sort of telling the story of how they figure this out.
And I looked around the room I was alone so I figured I'm nominated for the job and that's really -- -- -- -- to do this because as you know I've.
-- my actually mocked the documentaries until that time has been -- Do you know yes the big -- -- -- August 30.
All the warm why do you think the president all of the natural disaster that it just didn't mean it wouldn't be malicious I wouldn't suspect.
No he's not ignorant I think we can given that cell -- you have to then say well.
If you acknowledge.
That this was -- eight -- -- failure over four and a half decades by an agency of the federal government which was passed by congress to build a system to protect New Orleans.
From the maximum probable hurricane.
If you admit that then the next question is okay what are you gonna do about it sympathetic think.
You want to answer that question.
What did you think of what did you think happened.
What it happen.
You need you know mama -- a guy in the comedy business I thought oh crap this is the thing that everybody's always been warning about.
But then it in.
And within days these individuals.
Starting with -- government here that LSU and doctor Bob beat UC Berkeley.
Started saying to newspapers they'd already been down and and looking in the -- very quickly because as the corps of engineers came to start.
The repairs the evidence was gonna disappear.
-- they flew down to New Orleans very quickly and they started reporting that.
What the official explanation was that the levees were over topped.
Is not borne out by the evidence and that's one I started paying attention to what they were reporting because.
That seemed peculiar.
And their reports.
Came back out.
Week by week month by month they were reporting what they were finding and that was in the New Orleans newspaper than that you won't news media and it was not.
Being picked up by abused you around the country I mean every once a while the New York Times the Washington Post -- -- a little story about it.
But it really never penetrated the national consciousness.
And got a good.
What did you think of -- overwhelmed us.
Did you -- want to happen soon but it was a natural disaster.
Yeah of course everybody walked out I mean you saw a big thing in the gulf you saw the warning just.
But the the fact of the matter is it well it has this history that hurricanes come toward it barreling toward it and then veer off in the last minute and that's what this one did this.
You apparently did more investigation a -- from side.
-- and -- the administration did.
I thought I would.
You know I had I had -- let's say more more at stake in the game.
Don't know you know it's it's confusing because what happened to Mississippi Gulf Coast was a natural disaster.
That happened on the on the on the Monday.
-- a Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast get what hurricanes do.
Big win big water flattened houses over the day they start cleaning up the next day what happened in New Orleans was entirely different.
This hurricane protection system so called that'd been ordered by congress after Hurricane Betsy in the sixties.
Failed in more than fifty locations the city was under 80% of the city was under water for like six weeks.
-- -- very end and not very much wind damage you know that the Hyatt hotel and in downtown New Orleans suffered some wind damage.
But aside from that what happened in the wallet was all -- will -- water came through these breaches.
And that these breaches occurred as these.
-- this the next engineers found because the system was built designed to build long in the first place that wasn't all all big storm it was.
This was a storm this was a storm surge that this system was advertised.
To withstand and it didn't want -- What are they doing now and rebuilding.
We going to that of the film as well we have a whistle blower inside the corps of engineers who says.
The new pumps which they installed after Katrina.
To drain the city and make sure that floodwaters don't get in.
She has made these allegations up through the chain of command and up through the system.
She's you've been given whistle blower status it's an agency of the federal government which exists I didn't know -- agency existed.
Exists to -- -- whistle blower complaints as it's affected her complaints hasn't had an independent.
Investigation into her complaints has sent a letter to the White House last June that the congress saying yes.
These allegations are correct and probably even a little bit understated.
And done nothing been done which doesn't give me a great deal of confidence personal.
And governors share this documentary the big home on an easy.
Their dues and wonder if that's the event on August 30 about to lose my forceful winners and -- -- he would go to David.
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