Dear men and women of the national and Louisiana news media,
I love New Orleans--it is a beautiful and fun place that is rich in cultural heritage. As I watched the news of Gustav's anticipated arrival, I hoped and prayed that the city wouldn't get smacked and that the people would not be forgotten the way they had been during Katrina.
Having said that, New Orleans is not the only city or town in Louisiana. And, this time, it was not ground zero. Terrebonne, Lafourche, and many of the Southeast river parishes were slammed, but you wouldn't really know it by watching the broadcasts on CNN, TWC, and the local Louisiana networks. WHY is that?
In the future, please consider covering all of the towns in your viewing area. No matter how small and insignificant those towns may seem to you, they are filled with people whose lives are no less important than those of the residents of New Orleans. They have just as much culture, character, and zest for life as anyone else. And they all have families and friends who care about them, are concerned for their safety, and for the conditions of their homes.
Now that I'm done ranting, kudos to HTV in Houma for streaming their online updates. At least someone got some reliable info out there.