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The 2014 American Music Awards air Live this Sunday, November 23, 7:00 – 10:00PM!

Performers scheduled for the AMA’s include Garth Brooks, Selena Gomez , Imagine Dragons, 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea, Mary J. Blige, Charli XCX, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and the evening’s host, Pitbull.

Top nominees are Iggy Azalea with six nominations–the most of any artist.  Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations, and Lorde who earned four.

American Music Awards

2014 ABC College Football on WGNO

Saturday, November 22, 2014

WGNO/ABC has Top 20 teams in both match-ups this Saturday!

2:30 PM Boston College @ #3 Florida St

7:00 PM USC @ #11 UCLA

(games subject to change-rankings from CFB Playoff Rankings)

Click here to see what’s on WGNO (ABC) all this week.

Community Events

2014 Speedee Oil Change Canned Food Drive – NOW through November 30

WGNO and WNOL are the exclusive partners working with SpeeDee Oil Change and Auto Service on this year’s Second Harvest Food Bank Can Drive.

Donate two (2) canned goods from now until Thanksgiving, you’ll receive $5 off any service at SpeeDee Oil Change and Auto Service.

All food donations benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

Click here for a list or area Speedee locations..

Speedee Oil

2014 WGNO Coats for Kids – NOW through January 2015

WGNO-TV’s “Coats for Kids” is our annual coat drive which collects coats for those who need them most — children.

Helping out is easy. Just drop off your coats at the participating locations listed on our website.

Click here for a full list of drop-off locations

Coats for Kids

Oak Street Poboy Festival sponsored by Abita- Sunday, November 23, 10 AM – 6 PM

Free Admission, all ages

Location: Oak Street Business Corridor in between Carrollton Ave and Eagle St. Plus a new cross section extending down Leonidas St to Willow St.

40 Local Food vendors including Jacques-imos, GW Fins, Seither’s Seafood, Parkway Bakery, Pascal’s Manale, Boucherie, Blue Oak BBQ, and so many more

5 Stages of live music (indoor and outdoor) including Rebirth Brass Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, John Gros with Theresa Andersson and more

Family Fest at Po Boy Fest located at St Andrews Episcopal School (Oak st and Carrollton Ave) featuring food/drink, Babysitting service, private changing station, climbing wall, photo booth, face painting, and live music by Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys

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Po Boy Fest

Friends of Lakeview: Lighting the Way Patron Party and Garden Gala - Sat Evening, November 22

At the Home and Gardens of
Al and Frank Petrie and
Monica and Todd Wallace, 6403 and 6429 Vicksburg Street in Lakeview.

Tickets to Lighting the Way for Lakeview can be purchased safely and securely online by accessing Friends of Lakeview Ticket Manager.

Tickets may also be purchased the night of the event with Cash, Check, or Credit Card.

Tickets for the patron party (7-9 p.m.) are $125 per person. Tickets for the gala (8-11 p.m.) are $75 per person.

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Friends of Lakeview

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai- Thursday-Sunday, November 19-23, Smoothie King Center

Take the whole family into an extraordinary forest where everything is possible!

A world where fantastical creatures come to life, a world call Varekai.

Special new children’s ticket prices are now available as low as $25!

An adventure the whole family will enjoy!

Don’t miss this chance to see the critically-acclaimed production at an affordable price.


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Cirque du Soleil Varekai

Visit the WGNO Community Events page for more events.

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News With A Twist

Twist Report Kenny Lopez learns how to beat box with Pentatonix!

Vocal sensations Pentatonix are taking the world by storm with their soulful harmonies, infectious melodies and bangin’ beats.  Pentatonix taught News with a Twist Reporter, Kenny Lopez how to beat box last week.

Click here to see the full story!


Also remember you can submit your local neighborhood Pothole to News with a Twist for our Pothole of the Day segment.

Click to submit your Pothole!

.Pothole of the Day

Click here for other News with a Twist stories.

The Best Shows are on NOLA38!

This week on The CW’s Jane the Virgin – Monday, November 24, 9:00 – 10:00PM

TAKING RISKS — Jane (Gina Rodriguez) decides the best thing for her is to stay away from Rafael (Justin Baldoni), but when her friends insist on taking her to the hot new club that he owns, she finds it hard to avoid him. Elsewhere, Xo (Andrea Navedo) and Rogelio (Jaime Camil) each have dinner plans, so Rogelio suggests they have a double date, but the evening doesn’t work out as planned. Meanwhile, Petra (Yael Grobglas) is once again scheming to make Rafael’s life more difficult.

Jane the Virgin

This week’s ACC College Football match-up on NOLA38 Sat, November 22, 11AM:

Virginia Tech @ Wake Forest


Click here to see what’s on NOLA38 (CW) all this week.

Contests, Sweepstakes and Deals

The FLASH-TACULAR Prize Pack Contest on NOLA38!

Each week in November during The Flash on NOLA38 The CW Tuesday 8pm, NOLA38 is giving away a Big Bang Theory and The Flash Prize Pack, including merchandise from both shows including a DVD, T-shirts, poster, hat, thermo mug and more!

Flash Contest


Choose who you think will be the final two Dancing with the Stars celebrity contestants on the show next week and register to win tickets to the Dancing with the Stars Live tour, January 28 at the Saenger Theatre!

Click to enter the Dancing with the Stars Live Tour Ticket Contest:

Dancing with the Stars contest

FNF FRIDAY NIGHT ALLSTARS Balloting open through November 30!!

Now through November 30th, you have the opportunity to vote for the High School player in each position who you want to represent Orleans Parish & Jefferson Parish (which also includes Chalmette High and some schools from Plaquemines Parish).

The two All-Star teams battle it out on the field in the 2014 KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY vs. PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY Lake Pontchartrain High School All Star Football Classic on Monday, December 22 at 5 p.m. at Tad Gormley Stadium.

Click to visit the ballot page (users must register to choose players)

FNF Allstars Ballot


Each week in Friday Night Football WGNO and NOLA38 are offering one lucky viewer a chance to win tickets to the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl game in the Mercedes Benz Superdome!

Watch and win each week during the show! (Entry is open at the start of the show each week through Saturday night).

Thanks to our sponsor, the Allstate Sugar Bowl for this great contest!

Click to enter the Allstate Sugar Bowl Ticket Contest:

Allstate Sugar Bowl ticket contest

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Like WGNO on Facebook and you can then register in our 75,000 Likes Contest!

Enter for your chance to win an iPad Mini from WGNO!

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Facebook Likes contest

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Picks of the Week

ThisTV Saturday, November 22

A night of Classic-based horror movies – Frankenstein, Dracula and Jeckyll and Hyde!

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein (TV-14) (1994) When Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man he just created, the monster escapes and later swears revenge. Stars Robert De Niro, and Kenneth Branagh.

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (TV-14)
(1993) The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor’s fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land. Stars Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder.

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Mary Reilly (TV-14)
A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde. Stars Julia Roberts and John Malkovich.

12:00 AM – 2:00 AM
The Bride (TV-PG)
After years of research, Dr. Frankenstein finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name “Eva”. Stars Sting and Jennifer Beals.

(Movie descriptions from Wikipedia and/or IMDB)

Antenna TV Saturday night laughs!

Great comedy from a different era every Saturday on Antenna TV.

Burns and Allen Show The Jack Benny Program

Saturday November 22 line-up:

11:00 PM The Burns and Allen Show – “$15,000 Error” (1957) Gracie’s error could cost George a fortune.

11:30 PM The Burns and Allen Show – “The Ring” (1957) Gracie tells George she lost her engagement ring in the sink.


12:00 AM The Jack Benny Program - “Ed Sullivan Show” (1963) Ed Sullivan and Jack play opposing attorneys in a murder trial.

12:30 AM The Jack Benny Program - “Don Breaks his Leg” (1964) Don pretends to have a broken leg.

Click here for the ThisTV program schedule.

Click here for the Antenna TV program schedule.