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American Experience
New Orleans
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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In the wake of hurricane Katrina, as Americans begin a dialogue about the future of one of the nation's most distinctive and star-crossed cities, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE presents "New Orleans," a provocative history of the city that lies at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi and at the heart of the American experiment. Walled in on almost all sides by water, pressed together by the demands and dangers of geography, the crowded streets of New Orleans have always been a laboratory where the social forces that characterize American life play out in dramatic and, at times, disastrous fashion. The latest installment in our collection exploring America's great cities, which includes award-winning profiles of New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas, "New Orleans" offers a portrait that examines the city's unique and distinctive culture and illuminates its central place on the American landscape.



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Chicago: “American Experience; New Orleans,” 12/01/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B8AA710ACED4450FB6A9A285F72868E5.
MLA: “American Experience; New Orleans.” 12/01/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B8AA710ACED4450FB6A9A285F72868E5>.
APA: American Experience; New Orleans. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B8AA710ACED4450FB6A9A285F72868E5
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