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The Big Uneasy

Can't Take A Hint: A Conversation With Harry Shearer, Plus Anaïs Mitchell, Imelda May and Tracy Newman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Another Katrina? Not Funny

Susanna Murley | Posted 10.22.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

The destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina was a man-made disaster, and we haven't done anything to stop it from happening again. This is the premise behind Harry Shearer's new movie, The Big Uneasy.

Shearer Uneasy With Corps in New Katrina Film

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

It's easy to forget about Katrina and New Orleans, since it was almost six years ago. But actor/comic/filmmaker Harry Shearer has not forgotten. As a part-time resident of New Orleans he's lived it from the beginning.

NPR Rejects Ad For Harry Shearer's Katrina Documentary

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns and Ned Flanders, wanted the ad to say "a documentary about why New Orleans flooded," but NPR would accept only "a doc...

NPR vs. The Big Uneasy: A Question of Fear?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Shearer

NPR Legal would not approve the language "documentary about why New Orleans flooded" in my ad, allowing only "documentary about New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina." The difference is crucial.

Consider the Source

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lee Curtis

As parents we all need to remember that we are our children's most important source, and the greatest gift we can give them is the permission to have their own opinion backed up by good debate, and of course by asking good questions.

Harry Shearer & "The Big Uneasy" At The Silent Movie Theater

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: Actor, comedian, writer, director, and longtime New Orleans resident Harry Shearer. What: Shearer screens parts of his latest film, a document...

Q&A With Harry Shearer: Voice of The Simpsons Speaking Up for New Orleans

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Shearer spoke with me about his movie,The Big Uneasy, a look at how New Orleans flooded, and the anger stirred by media that came to his new hometown but overlooked the Army Corps' role in flooding it.

NPR -- the Initials Stand for Nothing

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Shearer

NPR announced recently that its initials no longer stand for National Public Radio. What the network itself stands for at this moment sounds a lot like censorship.

'The Big Uneasy' Documentary Explores How Hurricane Katrina Could Have Been Prevented

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Hurricane Katrina is often referred to as a "natural disaster," one of the deadliest and most costly in our nation's history. Though the hurricane was...

K Plus 5 -- What We Know, and What We Don't

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

How many of the evacuees who were bused, helicoptered, or otherwise transported away from danger during that week in 2005 are happy in their new locales and how many want to come back home?