Throughout three decades on the local political stage, Jacques Morial, the son of the city's first African-American mayor and brother of its third, has mostly chosen to stay behind the curtain.
But on episode 6, the battle-tested strategist stepped front and center for a prime-time cameo on HBO's Treme,Â the episodic drama set in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Morial's time on camera was an art-imitates-life moment as he delivered unvarnished advice to Davis McAlary, the irrepressible deejay and musician portrayed by Steve Zahn who has decided to make a no-shot run for the City Council's District C seat, which represents the Treme area.
The scene, filmed in the Apple Barrel Bar in Faubourg Marigny, opens as McAlary and a supporter huddle with Morial to outline the campaign's pot for potholesÂ proposal to legalize marijuana sales and use the taxes on them to fix the city's crumbling streets.
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