Coming Up on FOX News Sunday

Chris Wallace
Sunday, August 27, 2006

On FOX News Sunday this week: One year after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, causing more than $80 billion in damage, killing over 1,800 Americans and displacing hundreds of thousands of residents, how far has the rebuilding effort come along and has President Bush kept his pledge to do “what it takes” for the region? We will get an update on the situation and speak to national and local leaders overseeing the effort.


Our guests this week include:

Chairman Don Powell, Federal Coordinator of Gulf Coast Rebuilding
Oliver Thomas, president of the New Orleans City Council
Sen. Joe Biden
(D-Del.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

With more than $110 billion in federal aid sent the region, how close have New Orleans and the Mississippi and Alabama coasts come to pre-Hurricane levels and has the assistance been effective? As political finger-pointing continues between Democrats who accuse the President of breaking his promises and Republicans who point to major progress across the region, we will seek to gain perspective with the President’s point man on Katrina recovery, Don Powell and Oliver Thomas, president of the New Orleans City Council.

We will then assess the continuing challenges in the Gulf Coast with Sen. Joe Biden, (D-Del.) and analyze whether the government has done everything it can to build a stronger, better New Orleans.

Additionally, we will focus on the latest U.S. foreign policy challenges: What can be done to curb sectarian violence in Iraq? Is Sen. Biden’s plan, calling for the creation of a federalized Iraq made up of three semi-autonomous Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish regions, the solution? And with a shaky cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah as well as this week’s Iranian response to the U.N. nuclear package, what should the U.S. do next?

Our FOX News Sunday panel will then provide its analysis of the latest developments in domestic politics and international news including the decision to make the Plan B "day after" pill available over the counter. Our Sunday panel will include FOX News Managing Editor Brit Hume, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams and Fortune Magazine Washington Bureau Chief Nina Easton.

Finally, our "Power Player of the Week," Steve Case, is looking to ‘revolutionize’ the health care system with his latest venture, just like he did to technology and communications when he co-founded America Online two decades ago.

So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,

Chris Wallace