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"48 Hours" documentary wins Christopher Award

"The Whole Gritty City" celebrates the power of music and how it can transform - and even save - young lives

Jaron "Bear" Williams is one of the talented young musicians featured in "The Whole Gritty City"
Jaron "Bear" Williams is one of the talented young musicians featured in "The Whole Gritty City"

"48 Hours" has won a Christopher Award for the documentary "The Whole Gritty City."

The Christopher honors media that "affirm the highest values of the human spirit."

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Filmmaker Richard Barber
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The award was given to filmmakers Richard Barber and Andre Lamberston and co-executive producers Susan Zirinsky and Judy Tygard. Wynton Marsalis was the host of the documentary.

The "Whole Gritty City" is a film about marching bands in New Orleans and how music has the power to save children's lives.

The film goes behind the scenes with three dedicated marching band directors. Their goal is to prepare students to march in Mardi Gras parades, but the real lesson they teach is survival in a city with one of the highest murder rates in the country.