In his ongoing look at efforts to turn around ailing schools in New Orleans and Washington, D.C. John Merrow reports on the use of alternative school programs in Louisiana and progress on negotiations between a teachers union and public schools in the nation’s capital. Continue reading
New Orleans is riding high on the momentum of Sunday’s Super Bowl upset by the hometown Saints over the Indianapolis Colts. And for a city still rebuilding from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the championship signifies the spirit of survival in the Big Easy. Continue reading
Fans of the groundbreaking TV drama “The Wire” can expect a new David Simon series about life in urban America next year. HBO has reportedly picked up “Treme,” a new series about musicians in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.
In New Orleans, truancy is a continuing problem for schools struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. John Merrow continues his series on troubled public schools. Continue reading
President George W. Bush gave his final press conference Monday, admitting to some mistakes while defending his actions on national security and the economy. Analysts look back on Mr. Bush’s eight years in office. Continue reading
Herbert Gettridge struggled for years to rebuild his New Orleans home in the lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina. In an interview, producer June Cross describes how she documented Gettridge’s story in “The Old Man and the Storm” which airs on “Frontline” on Jan. 6. Continue reading