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'The Big Uneasy' taps into outrage over flooding of New Orleans

'The Big Uneasy' taps into outrage over flooding of New Orleans

Harry Shearer says his "head exploded" 20 months ago. That's when he heard President Barack Obama, during a town hall meeting in New Orleans, refer to the flooding of the city after Hurricane Katrina as "a natural disaster."

The comedian, actor, radio host and writer, widely known as a co-creator of the mock-documentary "This is Spinal Tap" and a voice actor for "The Simpsons," channeled his outrage into his first real documentary, "The Big Uneasy." This lucid, civilized but merciless expose debunks every myth surrounding the near-ruination of New Orleans in 2005.

Shearer, who divides his time between New Orleans and...

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