Here’s How to Watch ESPN’s “TrueSouth” Episode About Shreveport-Bossier

Back on Tuesday, Oct. 9, SEC Network premiered the fourth episode of their new series, TrueSouth, which explores the intersection of food and culture in the region known as “SEC Country.” The 30-minute episode placed Shreveport-Bossier in the spotlight, taking a special interest in two beloved local eateries: Herby-K’s and Lucky Palace Chinese Restaurant.

Both segments wound up being about much more than food; the strength and tenacity of Shreveport-Bossier residents was celebrated through interviews with local luminaries like Academy Award-winning filmmaker William Joyce and up-and-coming singer/songwriter A.J. Haynes. Locals gathered at watch parties to see the episode, and – I can report from firsthand experience – some tears were shed by proud locals in attendance. The Shreveport-Bossier episode of TrueSouth is must-see TV.

But not everyone has SEC Network or ESPN-on-demand, making it hard to catch a replay of the episode. If you’ve got a smartphone, however, you can see it by following these simple steps:

1) Download the ESPN app. It looks like this:

A screenshot of an app
A screenshot of the ESPN app.

2) Open the app and click the magnifying glass (search) icon in the top-left hand corner of the screen.

3) Search for TrueSouth – all one word. You should see a list of upcoming showtimes (most screenings are on ESPNU and SEC Network) as well as four on-demand episodes that all look, for some reason, exactly alike. For me, the first episode listed was the Shreveport-Bossier episode. Select one to watch.

4) You may be prompted, at this point, to enter your cable provider info (DirecTV, Cox, AT&T U-verse, Dish, Xfinity and other options are available).

5) Now you should be able to stream all of the episodes, including the Shreveport-Bossier episode. If you’re wondering whether or not you’ve got the right episode, the Shreveport-Bossier episode is the one that begins with an overhead shot of the I-20 and I-49 interstate exchange (which, by the way, this blog is named after).

6) One word of advice: You may want to go into your app settings and turn off the ESPN app’s push notifications after downloading it. Otherwise, your pocket’s going to vibrate every time someone scores a point or says something whacky at a press conference.

This seems like a lot of trouble, no? It is. But it’s worth the effort, in my opinion, to see what may very well be the best piece of television ever produced about Shreveport-Bossier. Happy streaming!

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