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#TBT WGNO Special Highlights Urban Displacement

A wonderful tipster sent along this WGNO throwback video from the The Center for New American Media's archives. This 1977 special highlights urban displacement (essentially synonymous with gentrification) in New Orleans and the similarities between neighborhood shakeups then and now are striking. The Marigny and the Treme are both name-checked in addition to a few other neighborhoods — namely the Irish Channel, hence the special's moniker — that've seen older residents forced as nearby as around the corner and as far off as the West Bank. Spend your lunch break or whatever extra half hour you've got to watch this gripping, prescient special. Is history repeating itself?

· Changing the Channel: The Renovation Question [CNAM]