On Tuesday February 3, the second segment of the PBS Genealogy Roadshow filmed in New Orleans will be broadcasted nationally and locally on WYES-TV, Channel 12.
by Ron Chapman
“I am truly, deeply concerned!”
Before the situation becomes even more toxic, it would be wise for Americans to appreciate Russian concerns and understand their historical perspective. Something this White House seems incapable of doing.
by Jim Brown
Well, here we go again. Big banks and major insurance companies are “high-fiving” each other after they won big in Washington last month. We thought lawmakers had learned an expensive lesson after the financial crash in 2008 that led to massive bailouts at taxpayer’s expense. Back then, the financial industry was allowed to carry on high stakes gambling with your money. And now, it’s déjà vu as congress has reopened the casino doors.
Genealogy Roadshow is only in his second year of production. But if interest in family backgrounds and the growth of the genealogy industry is of any indication, the PBS show is on the road to being a great success.
The sports media has been in a tizzy covering the scandal known as “deflate gate.” After it was discovered that 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots in their playoff game against the Colts were deflated, the media speculation has been intense about whether the Patriots purposely altered the footballs in an attempt to gain an advantage. Their coach, Bill Belichick, and the team's quarterback, Tom Brady, have been peppered with questions. While they both have denied responsibility, the NFL and media investigation is continuing.
Question: What happens when you stir delicious New Orleans culture, unraveled history, a pinch of voodoo, the horrors of Katrina and the mystery of family roots?
Answer: The February 3rd PBS Genealogy Roadshow featuring upon the “Histories of Mysteries”, the City of New Orleans.
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by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
Louisiana is on the road to progress, but has suddenly come to a crossroads.
Whether it ends up a tipping point for the remainder of Louisiana, at the very least the moderate-ranging smoking ban to begin in New Orleans this spring is significant.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, publisher of Fax-Net
Are you ready for some polls?
As expected, polls are beginning to pop up everywhere for races in Louisiana in 2015. The main interest is, of course, in the governor’s race.
But also getting attention is the Attorney General’s race as well as a race for the U.S. Senate should Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter get elected governor.