new orleans' vietnamese american community

Over the weekend, Dateline aired a segment on the Vietnamese American community in New Orleans who have bounced back since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina two years ago: Postcard from New Orleans. Anchor Stone Phillips' got invited along with a vanful of Vietnamese Americans who were going to celebrate the lunar new year. Here's his behind-the-scenes blog entry on the story: THE VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY RECOVERS AFTER KATRINA. And here's Dateline producer Tommy Nguyen's blog entry on his part in the reporting: ARMED WITH MY FIRST-GRADE VIETNAMESE AND A DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA. Considering the sheer magnitude of the disaster, this community's story is pretty remarkable.

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