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Wednesday - August 2, 2006
7:45 am Starz In Black Blues Divas

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2004 Robert Mugge documentary features performances from Deborah Coleman, Mavis Staples, Odetta, Irma Thomas, Ann Peebles, Bettye Lavette, Denise LaSalle and Renee Austin; Morgan Freeman hosts from his Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS
9:40 am Starz Cinema New Orleans Music in Exile

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Robert Mugge documentary follows the plight of New Orleans musicians shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit the city; artists share their stories of how Katrina affected them, and how they are getting back on their feet; with Theresa Andersson, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Irma Thomas , Stephen Assaf, Eddie Bo, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, ReBirth Brass Band, The Iguanas, Papa Mali, World Leader Pretend, Cowboy Mouth, Beatinpath, Jon Cleary and Papa Grows Funk

Friday - August 4, 2006
7:00 pm Food Emeril Live: Gumbo 101 Emeril demonstrates the basics of making a gumbo and the tasty results -- Gumbo Z'herbes; How to Roux; Delmonico's Seafood Okra Gumbo; Emeril's Country File Gumbo; Chicken and Sausage Gumbo; musical guest Henry Butler performs (rerun)
2:00 am Food Emeril Live: Emeril Salutes New Orleans after a grand culinary tour of his hometown, the legendary chef returns to the studio to showcase New Orleans style dishes; the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are musical guests (rerun)

Saturday - August 5, 2006
4:20 pm MAX Ray (2004) Jamie Foxx won 2004 Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of music pioneer Ray Charles in this engrossing biopic; Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Bokeem Woodbine and Chris Thomas King co-star; others appearing include Vernel Bagneris, Clarence Johnson III, Jamil Sharif, Alonzo Bowens, Herman LeBeaux, Lois Dejean, Edwin Livingston, Edward Anderson and Lenny McDaniel; see the "Ray" soundtrack (see additional air dates)

Sunday - August 6, 2006
7:00 am TV Land Flip Wilson Show with guests George Gobel, Joan Rivers, and Mahalia Jackson, who performs "Down By The Riverside" (rerun from 1971)
8:00 am MAX The Skeleton Key (2005) thriller partially filmed in South Louisiana; watch for scenes at the Half Moon Bar, and ReBirth Brass Band, performing at the Maple Leaf; ReBirth and the Dixie Cups appear on the soundtrack (repeats at 3:30 am - see additional air dates)

Wednesday - August 9, 2006
11:00 am Hallmark Touched By An Angel

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"Indigo Angel" - Monica poses as a master of ceremonies to help the owner of a blues night club have his last moment of glory; features guest appearances by Al Hirt, Dr. John, B.B. King and Al Jarreau; originally aired on CBS on February 3, 1996; this episode available on video

Tuesday - August 15, 2006
4:45 am Starz Lightning In A Bottle documentary features performances from the February 2003 "Salute To The Blues" concert at Radio City Music Hall; film captures the night's magic and weaves a history of the blues through performances, backstage interviews, rehearsals and archival clips of some of the greatest names in American music; Concert backing band includes Ivan Neville and Dr. John; Performers include Buddy Guy, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and the Neville Brothers; Archive clips include Chris Thomas King and Lazy Lester - check out the soundtrack - see additional air dates

Thursday - August 17, 2006
6:30 pm WDSU Song for New Orleans WDSU documentary on how Katrina impacted the local music scene; with ReBirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Charmaine Neville, Donald Harrison, Monk Boudreaux, Harry Connick Jr., Branford Marsalis, and others

Friday - August 18, 2006
11:30 pm PBS Tavis Smiley Part 2 of a discussion on post-Katrina rebuilding efforts in New Orleans with PolicyLink's Angela Blackwell, Jed Horne of the Times-Picayune, State Rep. Charmaine Marchand, film maker Royce Osborn and R&B singer Irma Thomas; see show transcript

Sunday - August 20, 2006
8:00 am CBS CBS News Sunday Morning our Summer Song series will introduce you to Dr. John, a proud product of New Orleans, and as eccentric and colorful a character as you could ever imagine; check local listings!
7:00 pm FOOD Emeril Live: Rebuilding New Orleans One Meal at a Time since the early days of New Orleans, food and music have been the heart and soul of the city; the importance of these establishments has increased dramatically after Katrina; serving food, playing music and having a meeting place, are no longer luxuries; if these communities are going to return they are essential; this episode of Emeril Live will take a look at some of the people and places that are offering hope and healing; with New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, Wynton Marsalis, and others (repeats at 2:00 am)

Monday - August 21, 2006
7:00 pm FOOD Emeril Live: New Orleans Classics Emeril pays tribute to his favorite city's food & music; special guest Wynton Marsalis performs with the house band; recipes include Fried Shrimp Po'boys, Duck and Sausage Gumbo, Shrimp and Mirliton Casserole, and New Orleans Style Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce (rerun; repeats at 2:00 am)
8:00 pm HBO When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts - Acts I and II

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Spike Lee's documentary on New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina also focuses on the spirit of the city as it rises from despair with the help of its cultural legacy; with LA Governor Kathleen Blanco, Mayor Ray Nagin, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Harry Belafonte, Wynton Marsalis, CNN's Soledad O'Brien, Terence Blanchard, Rev. Al Sharpton, Wendell Pierce, Sean Penn, Donald Harrison, Sylvester Francis (of the Backstreet Cultural Museum); Bennie Pete & Harry "Swamp Thang" Cook (of Hot 8 Brass Band), Garland Robinette, former NOPD Chief Eddie Compass, and city residents (premiere; read more)

Tuesday - August 22, 2006
7:00 pm Disney Stuck in the Suburbs (2004) made-for-tv Disney flick was filmed in & around New Orleans; cast includes Amanda Shaw in her first movie role
8:00 pm HBO When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts - Acts III and IV

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Spike Lee's documentary on New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina also focuses on the spirit of the city as it rises from despair with the help of its cultural legacy; with Hot 8 Brass Band, LA Governor Kathleen Blanco, Mayor Ray Nagin, Harry Belafonte, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Wynton Marsalis, Rev. Al Sharpton, Terence Blanchard, Kanye West, Donald Harrison, local media, and city residents (premiere; read more)
11:30 pm PBS Tavis Smiley guests include author Thomas Frank and jazz trumpeter Christian Scott (interview and performance); see show transcript; rerun from 06/15/06; check your local PBS listings!

Wednesday - August 23, 2006
8:00 pm LIFE Infidelity (2004) Lifetime original film about the causes and consequences of infidelity stars Kim Delaney with musical cameos by Henry Butler, Kermit Ruffins, Theresa Andersson and Los Hombres Calientes; check out the the soundtrack (rerun)

Friday - August 25, 2006
10:00 pm WYES Tavis Smiley Part 2 of a discussion on post-Katrina rebuilding efforts in New Orleans with PolicyLink's Angela Blackwell, Jed Horne of the Times-Picayune, State Rep. Charmaine Marchand, film maker Royce Osborn and R&B singer Irma Thomas; see show transcript; rerun of 08/18/2006 show
11:30 pm PBS Tavis Smiley guests include jazz writer Stanley Crouch and music artists Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy; see show transcript; rerun from 06/29/06; check your local PBS listings!

Saturday - August 26, 2006
7:00 pm FOOD Emeril Live: Rebuilding New Orleans One Meal at a Time since the early days of New Orleans, food and music have been the heart and soul of the city; the importance of these establishments has increased dramatically after Katrina; serving food, playing music and having a meeting place, are no longer luxuries; if these communities are going to return they are essential; this episode of Emeril Live will take a look at some of the people and places that are offering hope and healing; with New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, Wynton Marsalis, and others (repeats at 2:00 am)

Monday - August 28, 2006
7:00 am NBC Today Today covers the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with live reports from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast; Harry Connick Jr. talks about Katrina and premieres his new video for "All These People" (proceeds from the single will benefit the New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village); Ellen DeGeneres is also interviewed
10:00 am WDSU Ellen DeGeneres Show Mardi Gras show with actor Dennis Quaid, Becky Zaheri (founder of Katrina Krewe), and music from Cowboy Mouth (performing "The Avenue"); rerun from 02/28/06 - check local listings!
4:00 pm WVUE Dr. Phil 2-part Katrina special with Mayor Ray Nagin, Warren Riley, Eddie Compass, FEMA's R. David Paulison, and citizens of New Orleans; includes footage from Dr. Phil's benefit concert held in New Orleans that featured Allen Toussaint, Brooks & Dunn, Brian McKnight and Jeff Foxworthy; syndicated - check local listings!
9:00 pm WDSU Song for New Orleans documentary on how Katrina impacted the local music scene; with ReBirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Charmaine Neville, Donald Harrison, Monk Boudreaux, Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., and others; see additional air dates
11:30 pm PBS Tavis Smiley guests include songwriter Elvis Costello and New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint, who discuss their collaboration on the acclaimed CD, "The River in Reverse"; see show transcript; rerun from 06/20/06 - check local listings!

Tuesday - August 29, 2006 - 1st anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
7:00 am CBS Early Show segment on Katrina Music: music has long played a vital role in the distinct, vibrant culture of New Orleans; when Katrina destroyed the city's Ninth Ward, she took the homes of many Crescent City musicians and left the music industry on a solemn key; to help raise money for the musicians to rebuild, many legendary performers, such as songwriter Allen Toussaint, teamed up at Madison Square Garden's "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy" concert held in New York City last September; Toussaint will give our Tracy Smith a tour of the houses being built for the musicians and will talk about the concert's DVD that will give profits to the Katrina relief efforts (airs locally on WUPL)
12:00 pm CNN Live From topics include the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; guests include Branford Marsalis
4:00 pm WVUE Dr. Phil 2-part Katrina special with Mayor Ray Nagin, Warren Riley, Eddie Compass, FEMA's R. David Paulison, and citizens of New Orleans; includes footage from Dr. Phil's benefit concert held in New Orleans that featured Allen Toussaint, Brooks & Dunn, Brian McKnight and Jeff Foxworthy; syndicated - check local listings!
5:30 pm CBS CBS Evening News includes a segment on saving New Orleans music with Harry Connick Jr., Deacon John, and others
7:00 pm Fine Living Chris Isaak’s Guide to Jazz Fest Chris Isaak hosts this guide to the Big Easy and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival; filmed in 2005, but updated post-Katrina; includes Jazz Fest interviews with Buddy Guy, Ellis Marsalis, Dave Bartholomew and Quint Davis (repeats at 10:00 pm)
7:00 pm HBO When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts - Acts I, II, III and IV

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Spike Lee's documentary on New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina also focuses on the spirit of the city as it rises from despair with the help of its cultural legacy; with LA Governor Kathleen Blanco, Mayor Ray Nagin, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Harry Belafonte, Wynton Marsalis, CNN's Soledad O'Brien, Terence Blanchard, Rev. Al Sharpton, Wendell Pierce, Sean Penn, Donald Harrison, Sylvester Francis (of the Backstreet Cultural Museum); the Hot 8 Brass Band, Garland Robinette, former NOPD Chief Eddie Compass, Kanye West, and New Orleans area residents (run time circa 4 hours, 15 minutes; read more)
7:00 pm Starz InBlack New Orleans Music in Exile

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Robert Mugge documentary follows the plight of New Orleans musicians shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit the city; artists share their stories of how Katrina affected them, and how they are getting back on their feet; with Theresa Andersson, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Irma Thomas , Stephen Assaf, Eddie Bo, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, ReBirth Brass Band, The Iguanas, Papa Mali, World Leader Pretend, Cowboy Mouth, Beatinpath, Jon Cleary and Papa Grows Funk
8:00 pm SUND Saving Jazz

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since the 1940s, photographer Herman Leonard has created the definitive visual history of jazz, with classic images of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and hundreds of other music icons; when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Leonard’s studio, darkroom and part of his photo archive were badly damaged by 8 feet of water; this documentary follows the 82-year-old photographer on his painful return home and his efforts to rebuild his life's work; with Irvin Mayfield, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, David Freedman, Kermit Ruffins, Ellis Marsalis, Irma Thomas, and others; read more
8:00 pm TV One Song for New Orleans documentary on how Katrina impacted the local music scene; with ReBirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Charmaine Neville, Donald Harrison, Monk Boudreaux, Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., and others; see additional air dates
9:00 pm WYES American Creole: New Orleans Reunion jazz man Don Vappie finds his sidemen scattered by Katrina, his flooded-out mom sleeping on his couch and his 8 year-old grandson clamoring to join the band; this special directed by Glen Pitre tours the front lines of a devastated city's cultural rebirth: offstage, where race is infinitely more nuanced than black or white; backstage, where which instrument you play can be a political statement; and joyously onstage, where the only thing that matters is music - and local legends make it cook; with Lillian Boutte, Plas Johnson, Bernard "Bunchy" Johnson, Gerald Adams, Tom Fischer, Ray Moore, Renald Richard, and others; read more

Thursday - August 31, 2006
8:00 pm PBS /
WYES
A Closer Walk documentary on the global AIDS epidemic features interviews with the Dalai Lama, Bono and Kofi Annan, with musical contributions by Annie Lennox, the Neville Brothers, Eric Clapton and Sade; narrated by Glenn Close and Will Smith

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