New Orleans [videorecording] / produced by Amanda Pollak, Stephen Ives, Jenny Carchman ; written by Michelle Ferrari ; directed by Stephen Ives ; an Insignia Films production for American Experience [in association with Louisiana Public Broadcasting] ; WGBH Boston
- [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, 
- Copyright Date:
- Widescreen version.
- Physical Description:
- 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Pollak, Amanda
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
- Language Note:
- A city's survival -- People of early New Orleans -- A connection to the past -- Resistance to Reconstruction -- Rex, King of Carnival -- Plessy v. Ferguson -- Rebuilding the neighborhood -- Birth of jazz -- The 1927 flood -- "Let the good times roll" -- A home to artists -- Finding acceptance -- Louis Armstrong returns home -- Desegregation and suburbanization -- New Orleans' promise.
- Presents a portrait of the iconic city that lies at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi. Looks at its history as a small French settlement, a cosmopolitan mecca, a sensual, mysterious refuge, and a product of its geography as both a vital port and a city walled in on almost all sides by water and vulnerable to floods and hurricanes. Focuses primarily on the century from Reconstruction to school desegregation in the 1960s, while exploring New Orleans' unique and distinctive culture and illuminating its central place on the American landscape.
- Related Titles:
- American experience (Television program)
- Audience Notes:
- Not rated.
- Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program American experience in 2007.
Special features include: deleted scenes; interview with filmmaker Stephen Ives.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Editors, Deborah Peretz, Sari Gilman ; music arranged and produced by Teese Gohl.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Narrator, Jeffrey Wright.
- Technical Details:
- DVD, region 1, NTSC, stereo sound, widescreen presentation.
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