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Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

Passport Season 21 Episode 9 | 56m 5s Video has closed captioning.

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?

Aired: 02/03/20

Expires: 02/03/23

Rating: NR

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