National Press Club

Hurricane Relief and Rebuilding in New Orleans

October 20, 2005

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Run time: 52 minutes

Wynton Marsalis, music director at New York City's Jazz at Lincoln Center, spoke at a National Press Luncheon titled "Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief and Rebuilding in New Orleans." He said that less should be focused on what "they" didn't do, but what "we" could do to help the hurricane ravaged city. Mr. Marsalis also talked about the influence of jazz musicians and its roots in New Orleans on the social consciousness of Americans. Following his speech, Mr. Marsalis responded to questions and comments submitted by members of the audience. Mr. Dunham introduced the guest speaker and moderated the question and answer segment.