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If it's Fat Tuesday, it must be New Orleans

It's Fat Tuesday and we're on location tonight in New Orleans, with Campbell Brown anchoring the broadcast. As promised, you'll see more of Brian's exclusive interview with former FEMA director Michael Brown. How does he react to criticism that his agency was ineffective in the wake of Hurricane Katrina? And does he think the federal government would perform any better if it happens again? You can read and watch part one of the interview here.

We'll also bring you the two viewpoints of this year's Mardi Gras. Martin Savidge talks to some folks in New Orleans who say this is hardly the time for celebration, while Campbell introduces you to a family who embraced the festival as a homecoming.

We hope you'll join us for those stories and all the rest of the day's news.