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9/13/05- White House

Bush Plans Prime-Time Speech From Louisiana On Hurricane Katrina

President Bush is planning a prime-time address to the nation on Hurricane Katrina from Louisiana on Thursday night.

Press Secretary Scott McClellan says details of the speech are still being finalized.

He says the president will use the 9 p-m Eastern Time speech to discuss ongoing recovery efforts -- and what the spokesman calls "the way forward."

The administration's response to the disaster has been criticized as slow and disorganized, and yesterday, Bush's disaster chief, Michael Brown quit.

But McClellan says Bush intends to stress the "unprecedented" nature of the hurricane that struck two weeks ago -- and say America needs to "come together to support" Katrina's victims on the Gulf Coast.

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