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Classic “Real New Orleans”

We’ve been digging through our tape archive to find the very best of our “Real New Orleans” segments.

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There’s nothing more serene than greeting the sun when you’re fishing on Lake Pontchartrain. In this classic Real New Orleans, Ronnie Virgets show us that some things really are timeless.

We’ve got a prodigal son story you’ll only see in New Orleans or the New Orleans of 1992. A father and a son reunite after 14 years apart.

In this classic Real New Orleans, Ronnie Virgets takes us back to the big event of the reunion of J. Monkey D. and his son J.W.

Abita Beer has made it pretty big both here in southeast Louisiana and around the country. But do you remember how it started? We found out, in this classic Real New Orleans from 1995.

There’s nothing nostalgic like reminiscing on a childhood game of baseball. As a kid, who knew batting on the diamond could teach you a lot about life?

In tonight’s classic Real New Orleans, Ronnie Virgets takes you 20 years back in time when little league boys had big league dreams.

(News with a Twist – 5/20/13)

Have you ever seen the man in a red beret who plays chess in the French Quarter or downtown? He’s not just any chess player!

His name is Jude Acers, and he’s a chess legend who’s been checkmating challengers for years. In tonight’s classic Real New Orleans, we take you back to 1993, when Ronnie Virgets met the chess master.

(News with a Twist – 5/14/13)

St. Augustine High School’s Marching 100 are just as iconic today as they were 20 years ago.

In 1993, WGNO profiled their founder, Edwin Hampton. Now, the purple knights are setting their sights on marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. So in tonight’s classic Real New Orleans, we look back at their legacy.

The St. Augustine Marching 100 band is hoping to play in the Tournament of Roses Parade in 2014, but it’s an expensive trip. If you’d like to help them make the journey to Pasadena, make a donation on their website: http://purpleknights.com/

(News with a Twist – 5/13/13)

The south is full of debutantes, pageants, and beauty queens. But there’s one woman from Breaux Bridge, LA who saw her life catapult to fame after winning the 1996 Miss Louisiana USA title.

We take you back in time in today’s classic Real New Orleans.

(News with a Twist – 1/22/13)

Today is the 198th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, the final major battle of the War of 1812 that was actually fought in 1815.

In this classic Real New Orleans, Ronnie Virgets takes us back in time to remember the fallen from that fateful day.

The Municipal Auditorium in Armstrong Park hasn’t reopened since Hurricane Katrina, but there’s a lot of history still inside.

In the ’80s and ’90s it was the place to go to see pro wrestlers when they came to New Orleans. We looked in our vault and found this classic Real New Orleans story from 1991, showing what it was like to hit the mat in the auditorium.

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