Interview with David Simon and Eric Overmyer – Treme

“Renowned for its French Creole culture, its Mardi Gras celebrations and music, New Orleans gained a new, unwanted legacy after Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005. It became a victim when it was swamped by one of the most destructive storms in the history of the United States. Treme recounts the near-death experience of this American city and the lives of some of its diverse citizens – musicians, cooks, lawyers, university professors, contractors, plasterers – who love and understand their hometown’s soul‚Ķ” Read the full winner’s citation for “Treme” written by Noel Holston.