Filmmaker Harry Shearer explores the possibility that New Orleans could have been spared the devastation of Hurricane Katrina by raising the questions that few who live outside of the Gulf region have seen fit to ask. Nearly five years after the levees broke, New Orleans is still struggling to rebuild and recover. But while some still argue that it was the government's response after the disaster than was lacking, others, like Shearer, contend that the powers that be essentially set the stage for the catastrophe by failing to ensure that the levees were functioning properly in the decades leading up to Hurricane Katrina. Host John Goodman narrates as Shearer interviews everyone from Big Easy locals to prestigious Washington Post writer Michael Grunwald about the effectiveness of the Army Corps of Engineers, and the steps they could have taken to ensure that New Orleans was fully prepared to weather Mother Nature's wrath. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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