New rendition of 'Porgy and Bess' offers a 'greater truth'

Aired: 6/9/2016 | 0:07:50 | Clip
Since its first performance in 1934, “Porgy and Bess” has earned acclaim as one of American history’s best pieces of musical theater. But over time, many have come to view the opera’s black characters as stereotypes. Now, a new production in Charleston aims to rectify the issue by emphasizing the characters’ -- and the city’s -- African roots. Jeffrey Brown reports.