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Harry Shearer Reflects on the Crescent City

Katrina & Beyond

Harry Shearer Reflects on the Crescent City

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Writer and actor Harry Shearer is a part-time resident of New Orleans and serves as vice chairman of the non-profit organization, Friends of New Orleans. Michael Buckner/Getty Images hide caption

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Actor and writer Harry Shearer talks about restoration efforts in New Orleans, where he has been a part-time resident for the past 11 years. Shearer's recent op-ed, "Bootstrap City Rising," outlines misconceptions that he says impede post-Katrina reconstruction.

Harry Shearer, writer, actor and director; best known as the voice of Mr. Burns and Ned Flanders on The Simpsons; author of "Bootstrap City Rising," published in the San Francisco Chronicle; vice chairman of Friends of New Orleans.