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July 07, 2008
July 07, 2008

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July 7, 2008

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THREE YEARS after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, Terry Bradshaw (right) and Reggie Bush have helped produce Walking on Dead Fish, a documentary about the effect Katrina had on East St. John, a small high school in La Place, La. The film—which premiered in nearby New Orleans and Los Angeles but doesn't yet have a distribution deal—was written and directed by Franklin Martin, a former basketball player at Hofstra. Bush, who donated $20,000 worth of football equipment to East St. John, and Bradshaw, who narrates the movie, helped finance the film. "The only thing that could stop football in the South was a hurricane, and even then [the storm] ended up pulling the communities together," says Bradshaw. "If you don't shed a tear, you're not right." ... Author Jon Krakauer (Into Thin Air) has withdrawn the manuscript he submitted to Doubleday for a highly anticipated book about former Cardinals safety and Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who was killed in 2004 by friendly fire in Afghanistan (SI, Sept. 11, 2006). Krakauer was reportedly unhappy with the manuscript. The book was scheduled to be released in October; no new publishing date has been set.

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