American Experience: New Orleans

American Experience: New Orleans

Director: Stephen Ives

Cast: Stephen Ives, Jeffrey Wright

     
 

Explore the rich history of the city gave rise to jazz, and endured one of the greatest natural disasters ever to strike American soil. A colorful cultural melting pot with a history that's deeper than the darkest bayou, New Orleans' diverse culture inspired such artists as Tennessee Williams and Louis Armstrong to produce works that still resonate decades after their… See more details below

Overview

Explore the rich history of the city gave rise to jazz, and endured one of the greatest natural disasters ever to strike American soil. A colorful cultural melting pot with a history that's deeper than the darkest bayou, New Orleans' diverse culture inspired such artists as Tennessee Williams and Louis Armstrong to produce works that still resonate decades after their deaths. From Huey Long's war against the "Old Regulars" to Mardi Gras, the exodus of the middle class and Hurricane Katrina, this documentary paints a vivid picture of the city where anything seems possible.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2007
UPC:
0841887008358
Original Release:
2007
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:00:00
Sales rank:
41,360

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Interview with filmmaker Stephen Ives

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: New Orleans
2. A City's Survival [2:06]
3. People of Early New Orleans [10:46]
4. A Connection to the Past [2:53]
5. Resistance to Reconstruction [10:29]
6. Rex, King of Carnival [3:37]
7. Plessy v. Ferguson [8:36]
8. Rebuilding the Neighborhood [5:14]
9. Birth of Jazz [10:55]
10. The 1927 Flood [12:44]
11. "Let the Good Times Roll" [3:37]
12. A Home to Artists [9:20]
13. Finding Acceptance [3:05]
14. Louis Armstrong Returns Home [9:12]
15. Desegregation and Suburbanization [10:44]
16. New Orleans' Promise [3:08]
17. Credits [3:37]

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