Oprah Winfrey: ‘America Needs to Apologize to Katrina Victims’

Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey is furious over the way the victims of Hurricane
Katrina have been treated, and believes America owes the survivors an apology.

Winfrey cut short her summer break to host special episodes of her The Oprah
Winfrey Show
from the nation’s devastated Gulf Coast and was horrified by the
scenes which awaited her.

Referring to the amount of time survivors had to wait for help, and those who
died as they waited for help, she fumes, “I think… this country owes these
people an apology.

“This makes me so mad. This should not have happened.”

Winfrey wore a gas mask as she toured New Orleans’ now-empty Superdome, which
housed thousands of people in disgusting conditions for several days.

She says, “Nothing I saw on television prepared me for what I experienced on
the ground.

“I was sitting at home feeling frustrated and useless, like so many other
people, so I came down to personally assess how I could best be of service.”

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