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Season Premiere

Misc Documentaries: Season 2006

2006x01 Seven Days That Changed New Orleans

  • 60 mins
  • Documentary

The whole world watched those first gripping moments of Hurricane Katrina. Reports of the worst natural disaster in American history traveled across the nation to an audience eager for news – while inside New Orleans, chaos reined. In the midst of the crisis, houses were swept away, lives were uprooted and information was paramount. Natrrated by NBC’s HARDBALL host Chris Matthews, this is the story of the efforts of one TV station – Hearst-Argyle Television’s WDSU-TV – to stay on the air and continue to provide vital news coverage. In the face of overwhelming odds they became a lifeline to the region and to audiences around the world.