Local Programming

Weekly Programming

Chef John Besh’s Family Table

Saturdays at 9:30 a.m and repeat Sundays at 2:00 p.m.


Steppin’ Out

Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Produced and hosted by Peggy Scott Laborde, this weekly program highlights our area’s arts and entertainment.


Informed Sources

Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Produced by Errol Laborde and hosted by Marcia Kavanaugh, this award-winning weekly roundtable includes local reporters discussing the stories behind the week’s headlines.


Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Always Cooking

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (Premiered 2006)


Documentaries

THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: A MEANINGFUL VICTORY

 PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7 AT 8PM
REPEATS Thurs., Jan. 8 at 7pm; Fri., Jan. 9 …


Nostalgic New Orleans Eats and Drinks

NEW ORLEANIANS REMEMBER THEIR FAVORITE EATS & DRINKS IN WYES’ LATEST LOCAL DOCUMENTARY
Premiered on Wednesday, …


A WAREHOUSE ON TCHOUPITOULAS

In the late 1960s, New Orleans native, the late Bill Johnston followed a band …


MRGOing, GOING, GONE?

PREMIERES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT 7PM ON WYES-TV/CHANNEL 12
The images were seen worldwide, the …


Tim Janis Celebrate America: Southeast Louisiana & the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Premieres on WYES Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Repeats Saturday, March 9 at …


New Orleans in the ’50s

If ever there was a pivotal decade for the city, it was NEW ORLEANS …


Reshaping a Greater New Orleans: Rebuilding Our Coast

Can Louisiana’s Coast Be Saved?
The state says it can and that it has a …


City Park Memories

WYES’ NEWEST LOCAL DOCUMENTARY HIGHLIGHTS ONE OF NEW ORLEANS’ MOST COVETED FAMILY SANCTUARIES

With 1300 …


Vietnamese Cuisine in New Orleans

VIETNAMESE CUISINE IN NEW ORLEANS premiered on WYES Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 7:00 …


AUDUBON PARK MEMORIES

PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 AT 7PM & 9PM
New Orleans notables, rare photos, home movies …


BILOXI MEMORIES AND THE BROADWATER BEACH HOTEL

 

DVDs of BILOXI MEMORIES AND THE BROADWATER BEACH HOTEL are available by becoming a …


NEW ORLEANS FAIR GROUNDS MEMORIES

WYES-TV’s newest documentary focuses on the third-oldest
racecourse in the country!

Before it became officially known as …


All On A Mardi Gras Day

Celebrates black Carnival in New Orleans in all its riotous, colorful and spiritual glory. Produced by Royce Osborn. (Premiered February 2003)


Along Lake Pontchartrain

Crabbing along the seawall, riding the Zephyr, dining at Bruning’s and Fitzgerald’s Restaurants, vacationing in Little Woods — just a few of the special memories shared in ALONG LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN. (Premiered November 15, 2007)


A World’s Fair to Remember

Celebrates the triumphs and tribulations of the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition, a veritable fantasyland containing plenty of New Orleans culture that was mised with international delights. (Premiered November 2003)


Cajun Food Traditions Now

Focusing on Louisiana’s rich food heritage, this one-hour program explores South Louisiana’s traditions and ingredients that make up Cajun cuisine. (Premiered May 2011)


Christmas in New Orleans

Enjoy fond memories of Mr. Bingle, downtown New Orleans Christmas decorations, rare snowfalls, and bonfires along the Mississippi River. (Premiered November 2006)


Faubourg Treme

Faubourg Treme is a powerful testament to why New Orleans matters, and why this most un-American of American cities must be saved.


German New Orleans

German New Orleans highlights German heritage in New Orleans. (Premiered August 9, 2004)


Growing Up in New Orleans

Growing Up in New Orleans looks back at New Orleans childhood experiences during the 1950s and 60s. Local personalities interviewed are Deacon John Moore, Charmaine Neville, Leah Chase, Dr. John, Tom Fitzmorris, Millie Ball, Keith Marshall, Frankie Ford and Bryan Batt. Producer and host is Peggy Scott Laborde. (Premiered November 20, 2008)


Gulf Coast Memories

From Hurricane Camille to life on the beach, to recollections of growing up on the Gulf Coast and how gambling has changed the area, this one-hour documentary recalls the Gulf Coast from the 1940s through the 1960s. Produced by Stephen Tyler. (Premiered April 2002)


Jefferson Parish Stories

With a colorful history dating back to 1825, Jefferson Parish has grown from rural farming communities and wetlands to a thriving suburb. (Premiered August 2001)


Jewish New Orleans

Jewish New Orleans takes a lively look at the unique cultural expressions of Jewish life in the Crescent City. (Premiered Thursday, August 9, 2007)


Lost Restaurants of New Orleans

Hosted and produced by Peggy Scott Laborde, this documentary recalls some of the more famous restaurants from the city’s culinary past. (Premiered November 2001)


New Orleans Food Memories

Who invented the poor boy sandwich? Who put the sizzle in a classic New Orleans steak? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Producer and host is Peggy Scott Laborde. (Premiered November 18, 2009)


New Orleans TV: The Golden Age

Filled with film footage and archival photographs, this one-hour program traces the history of local television from 1948, when Louisiana’s first station (WDSU-TV/Channel 6) signed on the air, to 1972, when Channel 6 was sold, and another station, WWL-TV, dominated in the competition for local viewers. Narrated by WWL-TV anchor/reporter Angela Hill. (Premiered August 2003)


Northshore Stories

Through the forests, rivers and lake front beaches, this one-hour special will introduce viewers to the people and places that embody the Northshore spirit. Produced by Terri Landry. (Premiered July, 2002)


Stay Tuned: New Orleans’ Classic TV Commercials

Almost as entertaining as the TV programs they appeared in, revisit commercials from our yesteryear. (Premiered August 10, 2005)


The Nightlife That Was

Experience some of New Orleans ‘ favorite nighttime venues of the recent past. (Premiered November 18, 2004)


Where New Orleans Shopped

Whether looking for clothes, groceries, everyday needs or special occasion items, memories of shopping in New Orleans are among our fondest. Produced by Peggy Scott Laborde and directed and edited by Stephen Tyler. (Premiered November 2002)


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