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Hurricane Katrina, One Year Later: 9th Ward in New Orleans (2006)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-08-25

Duration: 00:05:22

Subjects: Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricanes | Hurricane damage | Hurricane recovery | Ninth Ward (New Orleans, La.) | Lower Ninth Ward | Musicians' Village (New Orleans, La.) | Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. | Construction industry


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Producer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Edinburgh, Aloyd Interviewee
  • Cloud, Harry Interviewee
  • Francois, Ken Interviewee
  • Bickenback, Judy Interviewee


This segment from the “Katrina and Rita: A Year of Recovery” special from August 25, 2006, features Robyn Ekings’ visit to the Ninth Ward in New Orleans one year after Hurricane Katrina. Ekings meets with Ninth Ward resident Aloyd Edinburgh to tour his deserted neighborhood and the inside of his gutted house. During the tour, she talks to Edinburgh about the reasons why his neighbors have not returned home and his plans to rebuild. Ekings also talks to Harry Cloud, the owner of Cloud’s Mini Mart, about his desire to see residents return to the Lower Ninth Ward and his fears that they won’t come back. Lastly, Ekings visits the construction of the Musicians’ Village, a new neighborhood being built through a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and musicians Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis. She talks to construction manager Ken Francois about the progress of the project and volunteer Judy Bickenback about the importance of rebuilding New Orleans neighborhood by neighborhood.