May 4th, 2011
CBS 60 Minutes Anchor Byron Pitts interviews New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
We are very pleased that the Mayor of New Orleans uses his eyes to see and his ears to hear.
We are glad that he not only understands why the city that he governs flooded almost six years ago, he clearly articulates the reason on national television.
On Sunday night, Mayor Mitch Landrieu pointed out emphatically the who, what and why on CBS News’ 60 Minutes.
The damage that was caused down here was not caused by a natural disaster. It was caused because the levees broke. And the levees were owned, engineered and operated by the federal government.
Our Mayor communicated that he “got it” early in his tenure when he selected three board members of Levees.org to serve on his Flood Protection and Coastal Restoration Task Force. (There only only 20 people in total on the Task Force.)
Even if 60 Minutes were just a bully pulpit, Mayor Landrieu used it well and he deserves the Levees.org Seal of Approval.
Click here for CBS News 60 Minutes story. The quote above appears exactly 5 minutes into the segment.
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