It is a beautiful day in New Orleans. We managed to escape the driving rain and miserable weather of New York this morning and make it to a very sunny and warm Crescent City.
I'm not sure how many times I've been back here; I guess more than a dozen since Katrina.
Each time I return, I check-in with old friends, people I've interviewed in the past, our reporters who live here. The questions I ask are always the same: How's your family doing? How's your home? Your business? Is your neighborhood developing? Is your garbage getting picked up?
There is progress, but it's slow. There is determination, but it's sometimes hard to hold onto.
The crime rate continues to rise, especially homicides. Tonight, we're going to talk to the husband of a filmmaker who was gunned down in her home. Her death was one of several at the start of the year that led to massive protests. But the violence has not stopped.
We're also looking at New Orleans' housing crisis. It's hard to believe, but it's now more expensive to rent or own a home here than it was before the hurricane. People who had roofs over their heads are now homeless and struggling to make ends meet.
That's just the beginning. We'll have a lot more from New Orleans on "360."
We'll also explore more angles on the Don Imus story. We continue to get hundreds of e-mails on the controversy and just who should be held accountable. Many viewers say this has all gone too far, that it's time to move on. Others, of course, are still waiting to see what CBS decides to do.
And, in a provocative column in the Kansas City Star, Jason Whitlock said the problem isn't one radio host, it's the gangster culture which has become a dominating social force in some African-American communities. We'll talk to him about the portrayal of women and the glorification of destructive lifestyles in hip hop music.
It's all ahead. And in case you missed last night's show, check out our podcast (click here to get the podcast
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