9 episodes

Some call it Hurricane Katrina. Some call it the Federal Flood. Others call it the day the levees broke. On August 29, 2005, the city of New Orleans was submerged. That story of hubris, incompetence, and nature's wrath is now etched into the national consciousness. But the people who lived through the flood and its aftermath have a different story to tell. A story of rumors, betrayal, and one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II.

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Some call it Hurricane Katrina. Some call it the Federal Flood. Others call it the day the levees broke. On August 29, 2005, the city of New Orleans was submerged. That story of hubris, incompetence, and nature's wrath is now etched into the national consciousness. But the people who lived through the flood and its aftermath have a different story to tell. A story of rumors, betrayal, and one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II.

    The Wake

    The Wake

    Part VIII: Water, like history, repeats itself.

    • 54 min
    Destiny.

    Destiny.

    Part VII: People try to come home. But does home want them anymore?

    • 30 min
    Reckoning.

    Reckoning.

    Part VI: How could the levees have failed?

    • 36 min
    Exodus.

    Exodus.

    Part V: A hero arrives. But not the one everyone expected.

    • 30 min
    The Bridge

    The Bridge

    Part IV: Rumor becomes tragedy.

    • 25 min
    Through the Looking Glass

    Through the Looking Glass

    Part III: A universe of rumor and misinformation plays out on television.

    • 28 min

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