Trailer | Cooked: Survival by Zip Code
Cooked: Survival by Zip Code tells the story of the tragic 1995 Chicago heatwave, the most traumatic in U.S. history, in which 739 citizens died over the course of just a single week, most of them poor, elderly, and African American. Cooked is a story about life, death, and the politics of crisis in an American city that asks the question: Was this a one-time tragedy, or an appalling trend?
- [Narrator] The heat wave in Chicago.
One of the deadliest heat waves in US history.
- [Woman] It looked like a war zone.
- [Narrator] This was a tragedy that should've
seared itself into the mind and memory of every American.
But it didn't.
- [Man] Racism and poverty determined who would live
and die during the heat wave.
- Not really about the heat.
It's about a lack of compassion on a lot of parts.
- The real story is why were people in these
- [Announcer] Cooked, Survival by Zip Code.
Part of Independent Lens on PBS.
More Episodes (58)
All Routes Lead Home | Ep. 4September 21, 2020
Why Cab Driving in Jamaica Is a Tough Job | Ep. 3September 21, 2020
Then vs. Now: How Driving in Jamaica Has Changed | Ep. 2September 21, 2020
Taxi Ride from Kingston to the Jamaican Countryside | Ep. 1September 21, 2020
Blood BrotherSeptember 01, 2020
The InterpretersSeptember 01, 2020