Calcasieu, Cameron subject of LPB special on Gulf Coast Sunday

By Special to the American Press

Louisiana Public Broadcasting is hosting a four-episode, two-hour marathon of “Go Coast: Louisiana” at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan.

20, and ending with the premiere of the Calcasieu and Cameron parishes episode at 6:30 p.m.

It will air statewide in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Shreveport and Monroe.

“Go Coast: Louisiana” is a monthly half-hour television program that highlights the Louisiana Gulf Coast and the people who

live, work and play there.

In this episode, host Tom Gregory will

feature the Contraband Days Louisiana Pirate Festival, travel the

Southwest Louisiana

Boudin Trail and the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road, visit

the world’s largest display of Mardi Gras costumes at the

Mardi Gras Museum and tour Lake Charles’ nightlife.

The episode will include dining at Mazen’s Restaurant and MacFarlane’s Celtic Pub, touring the Historic Charpentier District,

fishing with charter captain Sammie Faulk and dancing to music from Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie at Yesterday’s

Night Club.

Gregory won an Emmy in the Best On-Camera Talent category for Performer/Narrator from the Suncoast Chapter of the National

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

“Go Coast: Louisiana” also received a nomination for the Best Magazine Program. The series was produced and written by Gregory

and was developed by LAE Productions.

The two-hour marathon will repeat on LPB2 at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 and at 11 p.m. Jan. 29.

For information on the “Go Coast: Louisiana” series, visit

For additional information, contact Kaylen Fletcher at the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at 436-9588 or