Season 27, Episode 6 The Old Man and the Storm

First Aired: January 7, 2009

The experiences of octogenarian Herbert Gettridge, a master plasterer and veteran builder, as he works to rebuild his and his wife's Lower Ninth Ward home in New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The episode includes interviews with Donald Powell, the former federal coordinator of Gulf Coast Rebuilding, and the Louisiana Recovery Authority's Sean Reilly.

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