A power outage in the middle of Super Bowl Sunday night plunged the Superdome stadium into darkness for more than half an hour.
And as the minutes ticked by, Federal News Radio’s “In Depth” host Francis Rose, like many, turned to social media to poke fun at the situation. The last thing he expected was a response from the man at the butt of the joke.
You’ll remember, then-Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown — christened “Brownie” by President George W. Bush — was excoriated for his handling of post-Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. During the storm, the Superdome was used as a shelter of last resort for New Orleans residents.
Richard Cooper is the vice president of research and emerging issues at the National Chamber of Commerce. Robert Shea, now a principal at Grant Thornton, served as the associate director for the Office of Management and Budget during the Bush administration. Stan Soloway is the president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, an industry group.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.