After the success of Reggie Yates: Touchdown USA produced for the BBC, the NFL commissioned us to make a second film, presented by Stacey Dooley. Stacey travels to New Orleans to find out about the New Orleans Saints and their role in the city’s comeback from disaster. On the 29th August 2005, the centre of Hurricane Katrina passed through New Orleans – one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit the United States. In all, Hurricane Katrina killed at least 1,833 people and more than 400,000 locals were displaced from their homes. Amidst the vast devastation and immense loss, how did New Orleans rise up again and rebuild itself?
Stacey visits a city that has literally been torn apart, to learn how their local Saints inspired the community with hope when they needed it the most. She meets Katrina’s victims and its heroes in what is arguably one of the greatest comeback stories in American history.
Stacey Dooley: Touchdown USA is available to watch now on NFL Game Pass (subscription required).