Reality show makes it right before storm


Talk about cutting it close.

With Hurricane Gustav winding its way toward New Orleans, a Canadian reality TV shoot on Friday dramatically handed over a new storm-safe house to a grandmother left homeless by Katrina.

A spokesman for Toronto-based Make It Right Prods., which has partnered with Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation, said that the crew of Global Television's "Make It Right: New Orleans" was "under some pressure to get it done" but able to complete and present the home under deceptively blue skies.

"Make It Right" is set to air in the fall as a two-hour special on Global and as an extended six-hour series on HGTV.

Through the summer, TV cameras captured the building of an eco-friendly prototype home in New Orleans' Katrina-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward. The home went to a 68-year-old grandmother who waited on her roof for eight hours as Katrina floodwaters collected around her house and swept her daughter to her death. (partialdiff)