BILOXI — Since the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina, the plight of South Mississippi has become a cause celebre, drawing a number of famous actors, politicians, sports figures and other high-profile personalities. And here's one more to add to the list.
First lady Laura Bush will participate in the filming of ABC’s popular television program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” today as part of a two-stop trip to Biloxi.
The program, which aired its season premiere Sunday, usually features “one very run-down house, a deserving family, (and) several opinionated designers” who pour seven days of their time into the project, according to an ABC Web site. ... And while the material goods are important, it's also about importing hope, he said.
“This is also about making sure people know that we haven't forgotten them, that this country will not forget them. And that we're going to stick around, continue helping people get back on their feet. (Laura Bush) seems like a good person to help spread that message,” said Forman.