Independent Lens

Cooked: Survival By Zip Code

Season 21, Episode 9 of 19

Learn the story of a heat wave that overtook Chicago in July 1995, killing 739 residents, most of them poor, elderly and African American. The heat wave revealed a long-term crisis of poverty, racism, and economic and social isolation in the city.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
2/3/2020
11 p.m.
2/4/2020
3 a.m.
2/9/2020
9 p.m.
2/10/2020
1 a.m.
7/14/2020
11 p.m.
2/14/2021
10:29 p.m.
2/15/2021
2:30 a.m.
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