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Following Katrina Story Grows More Difficult, Sometimes Scary

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Reporters and photographers covering the evacuation and recovery efforts in New Orleans have run into a very different, if sometimes equally scary storm. Some police, National Guard and other officials have tried to discourage and even block coverage. NBC’s Brian Williams and his crew were turned back by National Guardsman. First FEMA and then Louisiana officials asked news organizations not to photograph dead bodies. A Toronto Star photographer had his camera equipment taken and he and a reporter were ordered to leave – at shotgun point.