WYES-TV To Broadcast 2017 Rex Ball, Meeting Of The Court For 21st Time

NEW ORLEANS —WYES-TV/Channel 12, New Orleans’ local PBS member station, will broadcast live one of the highlights of the Carnival season — the 2017 Rex Ball and the Meeting of the Courts of Rex and Comus on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. The broadcast will repeat immediately after the initial airing.

         For those not in WYES’ viewing area, the 2017 Rex Ball will be streamed live at www.wyes.org and on WYES’ YouTube Channel (search 'WYES on demand'). Viewers in the Baton Rouge area can watch it live on LPB3 at 7:30 p.m.

         Host Peggy Scott Laborde along with Carnival historian Errol Laborde will provide coverage of the ball live from the Sheraton and Marriott Hotels in downtown New Orleans.

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         Viewers will witness the pageantry of the balls and the historic Meeting of the Courts, which has taken place since 1882, plus hear from past and present Carnival royalty including this year’s Carnival’s King and Queen and Comus’ Queen. Additional video features include a brief history of Carnival 50 and 100 years ago.

         Coordinating producer for the production is Barbara Sillery. Will Morrow is the director. Larry Roussarie is editor. Executive producers are Peggy Scott Laborde and Jim Moriarty.

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         For almost 60 years, WYES has worked to inform, teach, illuminate, entertain and inspire the entire community. It is the oldest public television station serving southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the 12th oldest in the nation, and the most utilized non-profit organization in the two states with as many as an half-million people using its broadcasts, outreach activities and website each week.

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