Reaching Out to Help

For this week's follow-up to "An American Tragedy," our 52-page special report on the Gulf Coast disaster of 2005, we dispatched more than a dozen reporters and photographers to the region and assigned 20 reporters in Washington and elsewhere to investigate why things went so badly. In the coming weeks and months, we'll continue to cover this story in the fair and comprehensive way readers have come to expect from the world's leading newsmagazine. Be sure, as well, to check our continuing coverage each day on TIME.com where last week we made news by detailing exaggerations in FEMA Director...

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