New Orleans: City Of Stories Premieres Nationwide On National Geographic


NEW ORLEANS — Yesterday, at 5 p.m. CST on National Geographic, "New Orleans: City of Stories," an hour-long special featuring the iconic city of New Orleans, premiered nationwide. Celebrating the city's 300th anniversary, "New Orleans: City of Stories," delves into the rich culture of New Orleans exploring the city's deep ties to music, food, arts and diversity that has made it an American treasure. The custom special is the first of many in Nat Geo's new custom travel block and was produced in partnership with New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. 

"We are excited to partner with National Geographic to bring the unique and culturally rich story of New Orleans and our Tricentennial to their vast audiences," commented President and CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation Mark Romig. "Through the process, we uncovered some of the city's most talented and culturally diverse artists who carry the passion of their love for New Orleans in their craft. We look forward to sharing these stories and many others throughout this special year."

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In "New Orleans: City of Stories," viewers will go on a historical journey of The Big Easy. Along the way, viewers will meet the people that give New Orleans its vibrant atmosphere and enthusiasm, including musicians, accomplished artists, community leaders, artisans, bartenders and historians. These New Orleans residents explain the history of jazz funerals, tell stories through colorful street art, delve into the history of iconic New Orleans cocktails, explain the revitalization of a historic dance style and showcase how a music education program is bringing joy to the local community. This in-depth look at the thriving city proves that the magic of New Orleans extends far beyond Bourbon Street.

"We are thrilled to showcase New Orleans in its Tricentennial anniversary as our first custom content program in our new cities series," said Kimberly Connaghan, VP global partnerships, National Geographic Partners. "This is a city like no other, and its authenticity comes shining through as locals share their stories about what makes New Orleans so unique."

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