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New Orleans: The First 300 Years — Learn more about the WYES Tricentennial Project…

As New Orleans plans to celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018, PBS member station WYES-TV and Pelican Publishing Company along with the assistance of The Historic New Orleans Collection will release — this fall — the definitive book of the New Orleans Tricentennial, New Orleans: The First 300 Years.

WYES Turns 60!

On April 1, 1957 WYES signed on the air as Channel 8 and as the twelfth educational television station in the nation. As a local PBS member station, WYES has worked to educate, enlighten, and entertain for 60 years by offering adults and children first-rate national programs, award-winning local and cultural documentaries, and community outreach activities. READ MORE: (wyes 60th press release)


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