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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Edge of Disaster

Anderson Cooper takes a look at our nation's vulnerabilities, including natural disasters as well targets for terrorism. We Were Warned: Edge of Disaster will air this Saturday and Sunday at 8pm est and replayed again at 11pm est.

From the press release:

Flynn, author of Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation, asserts that resiliency is America’s most valuable asset and offers his top security recommendations. CNN’s top investigative journalists uncover weaknesses in protecting the nation’s food supply, ports, and power grids. Security experts reveal the government’s preparedness to protect citizens against the threats of biological warfare and dirty bombs. CNN’s Justice Department correspondent Kelli Arena, national correspondent David Mattingly, homeland security correspondent Jeanne Meserve and special correspondent Frank Sesno also examine possible threats to the nation’s urban centers and suburban neighborhoods.

“A smallpox attack would kill one-third of all exposed. A major earthquake could leave thousands homeless and without access to even basic medicines or water. Unfortunately these issues are top of mind for Americans in this day and age,” said Mark Nelson, vice president and senior executive producer of CNN Productions. “Our goal is to offer thoughtful, realistic solutions to help viewers understand what they can do to protect themselves.”

1 comment:

Annie Kate said...

This was on in the fall. Its a good special but not new. David Mattingly does most of the spots.