Teasing his Friday 3 p.m. ET hour show on MSNBC, anchor Martin Bashir proclaimed that he would have a special guest on to discuss incoming Hurricane Irene: “Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin joins us to explain what leaders must do to avoid the mistakes that were made six years ago.”

Bashir was “delighted” to have Nagin on the program and began by asking about the response of political leaders to the storm: “Is it your view, sir, that they are handling preparations for this hurricane in the best way possible?” Bashir followed up by wondering: “…with the benefit of your experience, what are the critical actions that you think need to be taken to ensure that Hurricane Irene, or any other act of mother nature, does not become Katrina, Part II?”

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