2-Cent is a collaborative effort of creative, frustrated, and comedic twenty-somethings. They all posses the innate ability to convey humor and urgency toward issues that plague not only New Orleans, but America in general. 2-Cent is a PBS documentary, an SNL skit and an In Living Color spoof all rolled into one. This series displays a wealth of information and gives a first-hand look at the issues Katrina exposed. Side-splitting laughter will overwhelm you even though relatively serious issues are tackled on the show, such as race, poverty, and sex.
Equipped with social consciousness, music as the backdrop, and the cold hard facts, they have gained a loyal following, and won coveted awards, including an FYI 2008 NAACP award, and FYI Silverdocs: AFI Discovery Channel Documentary Film Festival Award for documentary filmmaking excellence. Mostly web-based, the show wrapped up last season on air in local New Orleans with ABC proving that they are making big strides and praise-worthy “edutainment.”