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Former FEMA Chief Witt Details Disaster Recovery Task

James Lee Witt, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, played a quiet role in the investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA flight 800 off Long Island. Now FEMA has a similar task as it supervises recovery of debris from space shuttle Columbia. Witt talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.