Watch on WYES
The half-hour program examines the issues facing our area — from politics and politicians, to education, business, the environment, local events and history. Repeats at 11:30 p.m. Producer Errol Laborde and host Marcia Kavanaugh.
Friday, August 22, 2014 7:00 pm
WYES’ local arts and entertainment program highlights all things New Orleans, including food, music, the arts and of course, the people! Host and producer is Peggy Scott Laborde. Repeats at 11pm.
Friday, August 22, 2014 7:30 pm
Hear piano virtuoso Lang Lang led by guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace.
Friday, August 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Sample the upcoming Ken Burns documentary in this exclusive PBS Preview. Patricia Clarkson hosts this behind-the-scenes look at the seven-part series, as filmmaker Burns describes how he brings the story of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt to life.
Friday, August 22, 2014 10:30 pm
Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, “Smash”) stars as Dr. Otto Powell, a brilliant London surgeon in 1961.
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:00 pm
AMERICAN GRADUATE: LOUISIANA’S FUTURE
Louisiana is striving to improve graduation rates while better preparing students for the workplace and college. WYES continues its participation in the national campaign AMERICAN GRADUATE by looking into what our state is doing to help students find their pathway to a career and continued education.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:00 pm
INFORMED SOURCES SPECIAL: KATRINA RECOVERY
This special looks at how the city was changed governmentally including education, City Hall, demographics and political personalities. Repeats at 11:30pm.
Friday, August 29, 2014 7:00 pm
WHEN THE BEATLES INVADED NEW ORLEANS: A STEPPIN’ OUT SPECIAL
Reminisce about The Beatles historic 1964 visit to the city. In photo from left to right: Beatles expert Bruce Spizer, Rhythm and Blues legend Deacon John Moore, host Peggy Scott Laborde, veteran radio DJ Bob Walker and Marcia Kavanaugh, who was at the concert.
Friday, August 29, 2014 7:30 pm
Local Projects and Initiatives
RESHAPING A GREATER NEW ORLEANS: CRIMINAL JUSTICE ~ CHANGE BY DECREE is the latest installment (premiered May 2014) in the ongoing series about changes to the Orleans Parish Criminal Justice System. Learn more.
Can Louisiana’s coast be saved? Learn more about what will be done to stop the loss of our wetlands and barrier islands in RESHAPING A GREATER NEW ORLEANS: REBUILDING OUR COAST.
Every year, more than 1.3 million students drop out of high school ―7,000 students a day. WYES is part of American Graduate, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This public media initiative helps local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis.