03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NBC And CNN Opening Bureaus In New Orleans To Cover Reconstruction…

Anticipating that the Hurricane Katrina recovery will be a big story for months to come, both NBC and CNN said Thursday they are opening full-time news bureaus in New Orleans.

NBC News said its bureau will operate out of space at WDSU-TV, its local affiliate, and will help the network and MSNBC originate shows in the city. Brian Williams anchored the NBC Nightly News from there on Thursday in advance of President Bush's speech.

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