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A large audience fills the Kendall Cram Lecture Hall on Thursday (Oct. 28) as the co-creators of the hit HBO series, “Treme,” talk about the creative work behind the production. (Photos by Sally Asher)
Tulane sociologist Shayne Lee co-hosts the panel discussion, along with Nghana Lewis, Tulane associate professor of English and African and African diaspora studies.
Actor Clarke Peters (right), who plays Albert “Big Chief” Lambreaux on “Treme,” makes a point, as moderator Joel Dinerstein, associate professor of English, listens.
Among the panelists is Eric Overmyer, who is co-creator of the acclaimed show about post-Katrina New Orleans along with David Simon. The show is not a documentary, Simon said, but tries to depict New Orleans as accurately as possible.
Praise and criticism about “Treme” came from the overflow audience. The discussion was sponsored by HBO, the Tulane African and African diaspora studies program, the provost"s office and the New Orleans Gulf South Center at Tulane.