Thursday, August 20, 2020 | Virtual Event

The Big Story: Revisiting Hurricane Katrina, 15 Years Later

Hurricane Katrina wasn’t a natural disaster, but an unnatural one: the failure of government, media, and society, leading to one of the most misunderstood events in American history.

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the devastating event, The Atlantic hosted a live conversation about Floodlines, an eight-part podcast hosted and reported by staff writer Vann R. Newkirk II that reflects on the hurricane, the response, and what they say about America.

Newkirk, Atlantic staff writer Clint Smith, and executive editor Adrienne LaFrance gathered for a conversation about the aftermath of the day the levees broke in New Orleans.

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    Thursday, August 20, 2020

    02:00 PM EST

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