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Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

Season 21 Episode 8 | 56m 5s | Video has closed captioning.

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code tells the story of the tragic 1995 Chicago heatwave, the most traumatic in U.S. history, in which 739 citizens died over the course of just a single week, most of them poor, elderly, and African American. Cooked is a story about life, death, and the politics of crisis in an American city that asks the question: Was this a one-time tragedy, or an appalling trend?

Aired: 07/05/20

Expires: 02/03/23

Rating: NR

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Life and Death in Brooks County

Interview

Life and Death in Brooks County

Missing in Brooks County filmmakers talk about why they wanted to tell this gripping but harrowing story, how they were able to get different perspectives, and whether they've been able to get the documentary in front of politicians.

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