Amanda Ripley


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Picking Up the Pieces in New Orleans

7th Apr 2009 posted in Disaster Behavior

David Simon (the man behind “The Wire”) is in New Orleans filming “Treme,” a show about New Orleans musicians “picking up the pieces” after Hurricane Katrina.

Simon told David Carr at the New York Times that “Treme” is “a show about why New Orleans matters.”  If HBO picks up “Treme” for a full season, cameras will return (after hurricane season) to capture what Simon calls the “under-chronicled” neighborhoods and communities.  And who better to do that than the man who brought us a TV show about another great neglected American city, Baltimore?