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    Anybody saw Oprah's Hurricane Katrina Special

    Did you see the CLOSE UP of the Bloated Black Female Corpse at the side of the road?

    Did you see the Covered Body in a chair at the side of the road with a Black Foot sticking out from under the sheet?

    Did you see Jamie Foxx serving food and moving supplies in the Shelter?

    SOMEBODY!!! Nominate Oprah for an Emmy Award.

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    In Hurricane's Aftermath, Winfrey Calls for Apology


    By EDWARD WYATT
    Published: September 7, 2005
    In the first of two shows devoted to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Oprah Winfrey said yesterday that the nation owed an apology to the people who died in the streets of New Orleans and elsewhere, and to the survivors whose misery was compounded by a relief effort whose inadequacy "makes me so mad."


    Ms. Winfrey, of course, was far from the only celebrity who gained access to restricted sites in New Orleans, or whose ministrations to survivors at the Astrodome in Houston were captured by a phalanx of reporters and cameras.

    But unlike the politicians, musicians and movie stars who toured relief facilities and the news networks whose reporters were bound to let officials defend their relief efforts, Ms. Winfrey was able to turn her own cameras on the suffering, to have a celebrity physician tour medical facilities and diagnose injuries, to orchestrate family reunions and to feature aid efforts headed by celebrities like Jamie Foxx and Faith Hill.

    "I was sitting at home feeling frustrated and useless, like so many other people, so I came down to personally assess how I could best be of service," Ms. Winfrey said yesterday in a statement relayed by a spokeswoman.

    What she found, she said, surprised her: "Nothing I saw on television prepared me for what I experienced on the ground," she said on the show. While she stopped short of overt criticism of the relief efforts, she said later: "This makes me so mad. This should not have happened." And after hearing descriptions of people dying unattended in the streets, she said, "I think we all - this country owes these people an apology."

    Yesterday's installment of Ms. Winfrey's one-hour syndicated television show featured her at the Astrodome, where she also took her characteristic optimism to survivors, vowing that "I'll get the country to pray" for them and telling one mother of seven, "I believe you can come up out of that storm and you can have a better life."

    "Yes, ma'am," the woman responded.

    With the recent departure of the network news anchors Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings, Ms. Winfrey's has been perhaps the most familiar television face to greet survivors and to try to explain to viewers what happened.

    Tuesday's show featured tape of Ms. Winfrey's visit to New Orleans on Sunday, when she was escorted inside the Superdome to see the conditions after the evacuation of the stadium earlier in the weekend. She interviewed New Orleans's mayor, C. Ray Nagin, who described "hundreds of armed gang members running the show" inside the stadium, and the city's police superintendent, P. Edwin Compass III, who told of rapes inside the Superdome and an attempt by gang members to take him hostage as he toured the building.

    Dr. Mehmet Oz, a heart surgeon and a regular contributor to Ms. Winfrey's show, toured medical facilities at New Orleans International Airport and described the removal of critically ill patients to a makeshift morgue "just so they can pass away in peace."

    Mr. Foxx and the actor Mathew McConaughey participated in relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana, and Ms. Hill fulfilled one survivor's request at a shelter in Gulfport, Miss., that she sing "Amazing Grace."

    Ms. Winfrey did not make a specific appeal for contributions. But her Angel Network organization donated $1 million to America's Second Harvest, a food bank, and on her Web site, www.oprah.com, she lists organizations where donations can be made. Wednesday's show is to include Ms. Winfrey in Mississippi and other celebrities involved with relief efforts, among them Chris Rock, Julia Roberts and Lisa Marie Presley

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    Quote Originally Posted by marabunta
    Did you see the CLOSE UP of the Bloated Black Female Corpse at the side of the road?

    Did you see the Covered Body in a chair at the side of the road with a Black Foot sticking out from under the sheet?

    Did you see Jamie Foxx serving food and moving supplies in the Shelter?

    SOMEBODY!!! Nominate Oprah for an Emmy Award.
    Yes I saw it at 1am this morning...and let me tell you Oprah's version of things spoke a thousand words more than any of the reports I had seen on the news. It truly is a sad and disturbing reality that the ppl of Louisianna were left like this for days before America did anything to help. PPL just dying like flies, corpses littered in the streets or floating around...man I was just speechless. Truly sad and mind-bogling knowing what these ppl had to go through....the raping, the shootings/killing, stepping over bodies, being sent to the morgues alive to wait for death......
    And what Jamie Foxx said is for real...its like there was a "blatant disregard" for human life. And what is even more sad is that all this is happening on American soil. And Oprah is right....do not call them refugees...they are Americans still living in America....THEY ARE SURVIVORS.
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    Very disturbing show, especially when the Chief of Police said that he saw babies being raped. Absolutely disgusting. What disturbs me about the entire thing is that in times like that, there always has to be someone that will take advantage. And of course when people hear that, they automatically stereotype people. I am so disgusted with what the human race has turned into. We all know that the government needs to be held responsible for their actions however, some of the supposed "victims" needs to be held responsible for their reprehensible actions as well. Of course they can never find out who did those things but the Lord will take care of the ones that acted in such a disgusting manner.

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    Yeah I did very sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by marabunta
    Did you see the CLOSE UP of the Bloated Black Female Corpse at the side of the road?

    Did you see the Covered Body in a chair at the side of the road with a Black Foot sticking out from under the sheet?

    Did you see Jamie Foxx serving food and moving supplies in the Shelter?

    SOMEBODY!!! Nominate Oprah for an Emmy Award.

    I saw it last night...and started one set ah friggin' bawlin'..chups! You know what make it worse is that Oprah, Matthew McConaughey, Sean Penn, and others went to New Orleans to help and tour the disaster area before de fackin' President...unbelieveable. So sad seeing the Mayor cryin' and cryin' because of this....cops commiting suicide etc. This is unreal and is like everyday it gets worse. I just heard that a United Airlines flight from Houston to DC had to be diverted to Nashville b/c an evacuee attempted to commit suicide on the plane.


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    I can imagine ppl wanting to commit suicide because experiencing or living in these conditions is disturbing and can take a toll on your mind....babies being raped and killed, corpses everywhere, dying and hungry ppl, faeces everywhere.....its only right that the ppl who went through this get a least some form of counselling or therapy, cause those images will forever be with them....

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    Yes
    Very disturbing
    The show bruoght tears to my eyes.
    I just think that all the things I've done for myself and my family and in the lives of others don't mean sh*t to this country or the leader of this country because of the color of my skin!
    It's so goddamn painful to think about. We are all HUMAN BEINGS!!! With the same color blood running through our veins!!
    JESUS CHRIST AMERICA!!
    United States my @ss ... this place is not united!

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    dayum, I missed it. I'm glad that Oprah was there, I was wondering where she was while this was going on.

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    I'm sorry I missed it.

    God bless that woman and those people reaching out with her.
    "Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe." - Oprah Winfrey

    "If you keep believing in yourself and seek enthusiasm inside your soul, things will get simpler, more spontaneous." ~Paulo Coelho

    "I find your lack of faith disturbing" - Darth Vader

    Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit
    the floor each morning the devil says:
    "Oh Crap, She's up!"

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    Is a good ting for DVR, yes...I will be watching that this evening

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    Quote Originally Posted by marabunta
    Did you see the CLOSE UP of the Bloated Black Female Corpse at the side of the road?

    Did you see the Covered Body in a chair at the side of the road with a Black Foot sticking out from under the sheet?

    Did you see Jamie Foxx serving food and moving supplies in the Shelter?

    SOMEBODY!!! Nominate Oprah for an Emmy Award.
    Part two will be on today. Angel Network on location goes live.
    Superwoman Oprah to the rescue again.

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    I saw it and I'm not ashamed to say that I cried. That was so sad to see how ppl were being treated. One of the things that I'll never forget is the surgeon saying that they're putting ppl in the morgue to die in peace..terrible It was graphic.

    Her show today will be with other celebrities helping out. Oprah, do your thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1trini-gyal
    Is a good ting for DVR, yes...I will be watching that this evening
    Yeah check it out...and lemmih know if yuh still think some of the criminal activity that all ah we was arguing over last week was justified or 'understandable'.

    That said, having the benefit of hindsight and better perspective, I'd also have to retract the benefit of the doubt that I extended FEMA and the Bush administration last week. Clearly the response was delayed and inadequate, and led to an unnecessarily higher casualty rate than could have been. This is a tragedy of immense proportions and if Oklahoma City and 9/11 showed America that she was still very much vulnerable to man-made disasters...Katrina certainly showed us that we're also not immune to the wrath of God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marabunta
    Did you see the CLOSE UP of the Bloated Black Female Corpse at the side of the road?

    Did you see the Covered Body in a chair at the side of the road with a Black Foot sticking out from under the sheet?

    Did you see Jamie Foxx serving food and moving supplies in the Shelter?

    SOMEBODY!!! Nominate Oprah for an Emmy Award.
    yes it was really sad. i am glad i was home early enough to see it. it shows first hand what was really going on and or what is really going on down there.

    the clean up is going to be a crazy job
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