Audio of the excellent Harry Shearer interview with Treme co-creator Eric Overmyer, actor Wendell Pierce, and writers Lolis Eric Elie and Tom Piazza at the Allison Miner stage at the New Orleans Jazzfest April 24th.
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The "Treme" and "The Wire" actor on his career, launching a supermarket chain in New Orleans, and why Americans shy away from reality on television.
David Simon and Eric Overmyer met when they worked as writers on the show Homicide: Life on the Streets. The two men teamed up again for The Wire, Simon’s critically-acclaimed HBO series set on the streets of Baltimore. Now Simon and Overmyer have set their cameras on post-Katrina New Orleans, where they have written and produced a new HBO series, Treme.
New Orleans might be famous for its culinary legacy, but the Big Easy also has neighborhoods without access to fresh, healthy food. Now actor Wendell Pierce is bringing grocery stores to some neglected parts of his home town. Host Michel Martin speaks with Pierce about his new grocery chain, Sterling Farms.