Take 2: NBC News to air Katrina sculptures segment

NBC News plans to include a segment on the Katrina sculptures during its “Nightly News” this evening, after the story was bumped from a shortened newscast last weekend when coverage of a golf tournament ran long.

Correspondent Mark Potter notified the mayor’s office today that the segment is scheduled to air this evening, provided NBC’s coverage of the PGA Tour this afternoon does not run long again.

The “Nightly News,” which has an average audience of 10 million viewers nationwide, can be seen locally at 5:30 p.m. on WDSU-TV 6.

Potter, who filed several national stories from Biloxi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, was in Biloxi in January to film sculptor Marlin Miller as he completed work on his 16th sculpture in Biloxi’s overall collection of 21 waterfront sculptures created from dead trees.

Also in the segment is Mayor A.J. Holloway, who on that January day honored an interview commitment as he was on his way to Biloxi Regional Medical Center, where hours later he underwent surgery for a perforated colon.

Although the network pulled the Nightly News segment last weekend, it made nearly three minutes of bonus footage available online. To see the segment, part of NBC News’s continuing “In their own words” feature,
click here.

More online photos, video

— To see photos from Mark Potter’s visit to the Biloxi sculpture site, click here.

— For background on the overall sculpture project, click here.

Baseball pushed back again

The on-again, off-again Biloxi-Gulfport baseball game is off again.

Because the Biloxi baseball field is not expected to dry before this evening, the game has been pushed back until Monday.

The junior varsity game, which has returned to the schedule, will begin at 5 p.m. and the varsity contest will begin at 7 p.m.