Can this man save New Orleans?

Will Mitch Landrieu become the mayor who brings the town back from the brink?

Correspondent Byron Pitts has been covering New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina devastated the area in 2005. His very first "60 Minutes" report, in 2006, was about then-Mayor Ray Nagin, as he struggled to get the city back on its feet. While many say Nagin ultimately failed, there's a new mayor giving the city new hope: Mitch Landrieu.

Watch Byron Pitts' full report.

What's different about Landrieu? And, perhaps more importantly, how did he get Byron to put on a clown costume and ride atop a Mardi Gras float?

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