Tavis Smiley Reports

  • 2010
  • TV Show
  • None

Profiles of newsmakers and in-depth examination of issues.

Season 1, Episode 3 New Orleans: Been in the Storm Too Long

First Aired: July 21, 2010

Tavis Smiley teams with Jonathan Demme to examine the progress in rebuilding New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005. Guests include jazz musicians Ellis and Branford Marsalis; "Treme" stars John Goodman and Wendell Pierce, both of whom call the city home; New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu; residents Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun, who were the subject of Dave Eggers' book "Zeitoun." Also: city activists, educators, environmentalists and religious leaders.