Wendell Pierce of ‘The Wire’ fights to rebuild New Orleans neighborhood
August 29, 2015
After Hurricane Katrina, actor Wendell Pierce went back home to pick up the pieces — and hasn’t stopped
After Hurricane Katrina ravaged his hometown a decade ago, New Orleans native Wendell Pierce, best known for playing Detective Bunk Moreland on the HBO series “The Wire,” went back to his hometown to pick up the pieces. What started as a promise to rebuild his parents’ home quickly expanded into a full-blown effort to bring back entire parts of his city. In this excerpt from America Tonight, special correspondent Soledad O’Brien talks to the award-winning actor about his mission to restore the neighborhood he still calls home.