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  • Heart of Louisiana: Arabians in Folsom

    Heart of Louisiana: Arabians in Folsom

    From chasing drug dealers on the streets of New Orleans to raising Arabian horses in St. Tammany Parish, an ex-cop has found a peaceful second career.more>>
    From chasing drug dealers on the streets of New Orleans to raising Arabian horses in St. Tammany Parish, an ex-cop has found a peaceful second career.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Cajun theater in 'Little Paris'

    Heart of Louisiana: Cajun theater in 'Little Paris'

    Before there were movie theaters, people relied on live music and theater for entertainment. And in the 1800s, some small Louisiana towns even had their own opera houses. more>>
    Before there were movie theaters, people relied on live music and theater for entertainment. And in the 1800s, some small Louisiana towns even had their own opera houses. FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to a fully-restored, 170-year old opera house in the Cajun town of St. Martinville in tonight's Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: The western gateway to Louisiana

    Heart of Louisiana: The western gateway to Louisiana

    Louisiana was the western boundary of the United States, and as Texans were battling for their independence from Mexico, they were joined by a few fighters from Louisiana.more>>
    At one time, Louisiana was the western boundary of the United States, and as Texans were battling for their independence from Mexico, they were joined by a few fighters from Louisiana. But one of those men refused to cross "the line in the sand."more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Masonic Jewels

    Heart of Louisiana: Masonic Jewels

    It was a crime that happened 150 years ago: A set of precious jewels were stolen by Union soldiers from a Louisiana Masonic lodge.more>>
    It was a crime that happened 150 years ago: A set of precious jewels were stolen by Union soldiers from a Louisiana Masonic lodge. But in an odd twist, it may have been the best thing that could have happened to the heirlooms.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Sports Hall of Fame

    Heart of Louisiana: Sports Hall of Fame

    Louisiana has a rich sports history that goes far beyond the gridiron.more>>
    Louisiana has a rich sports history that goes far beyond the gridiron. From dirt horse tracks to Olympic medals and the now-banned sport of high school boxing, you will find those local sports legends on display at a new state museum in Natchitoches.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Louisiana's White Sulpher Springs

    Heart of Louisiana: Louisiana's White Sulpher Springs

    Louisiana once had its own White Sulphur Springs resort.more>>
    You've been hearing a lot about White Sulphur Springs for the past three weeks as the Saints get ready for football at the West Virginia resort, but Louisiana once had its own White Sulphur Springs resort.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Singer-songwriters take the stage at Chelsea's

    Heart of Louisiana: Singer-songwriters take the stage at Chelsea's

    If you are a frustrated singer-songwriter who would like to find a place to perform, there is an audience that gathers once a month to hear aspiring musicians. more>>
    If you are a frustrated singer-songwriter who would like to find a place to perform, there is an audience that gathers once a month to hear aspiring musicians. more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Cajun paratrooper

    Heart of Louisiana: Cajun paratrooper

    One of the tragic stories of D-Day involved a Cajun paratrooper from South Louisiana.more>>
    One of the tragic stories of D-Day involved a Cajun paratrooper from South Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: History of Cajun culture

    Heart of Louisiana: History of Cajun culture

    Acadians have been a large part of south Louisiana for more than two centuries. But some of their earliest history in the Bayou State has never been written. Now, a team of researchers is trying to uncovermore>>
    Acadians have been a large part of south Louisiana for more than two centuries. But some of their earliest history in the Bayou State has never been written. Now, a team of researchers is trying to uncover the mystery and find the birthplace of Cajun culture.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: The story of Louis Armstrong

    Heart of Louisiana: The story of Louis Armstrong

    He is a world-renowned musician and entertainer and New Orleans' favorite son. But once he reached adulthood, Louis Armstrong left Louisiana and made his home elsewhere for the rest of his life. "I nevermore>>
    He is a world-renowned musician and entertainer and New Orleans' favorite son. Dave McNamara traces the story of Louis Armstrong from his roots in New Orleans to death in Queens, New York.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: F-4 Phantom jet in Livingston Parish

    Heart of Louisiana: F-4 Phantom jet in Livingston Parish

    It's a new and unusual site along a stretch of Louisiana interstate highway that's turning heads. On Interstate 12 near the Satsuma exit, at a break in the Piney Woods, you will see a jet fighter. Whenmore>>
    It's a new and unusual site along a stretch of Louisiana interstate highway that's turning heads. On Interstate 12 near the Satsuma exit, at a break in the Piney Woods, you will see a jet fighter.

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  • Heart of Louisiana: Beetle Man

    Heart of Louisiana: Beetle Man

    Most people try to stay away from bugs, but one man spends his nights and weekends trying to attract them. And you may be surprised at some of the beetles and bugs that call our state home.  "There'smore>>
    Most people try to stay away from bugs, but one man spends his nights and weekends trying to attract them.  And you may be surprised at some of the beetles and bugs that call our state home.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Poverty Point

    Heart of Louisiana: Poverty Point

    The site of an ancient civilization in Louisiana may be on the verge of becoming one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites.more>>
    The site of an ancient civilization in Louisiana may be on the verge of becoming one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Big cats find home in Frierson, La.

    Heart of Louisiana: Big cats find home in Frierson, La.

    Of all the animals you might expect to find in the forests of Louisiana, lions and tigers should not be on that list.  However, you will hear some unusual wild animal sounds coming from the woods nearmore>>
    Of all the animals you might expect to find in the forests of Louisiana, lions and tigers should not be on that list. However, you will hear some unusual wild animal sounds coming from the woods near the town of Friersonmore>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: The Dopsie brothers

    Heart of Louisiana: The Dopsie brothers

    In Louisiana, this family is considered zydeco royalty. They've entertained crowds around the world with their high-energy music.more>>
    In Louisiana, this family is considered zydeco royalty. They've entertained crowds around the world with their high-energy music.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Chauvin Sculpture Garden

    Heart of Louisiana: Chauvin Sculpture Garden

    It may be one of the most unusual displays of art that you will find along any roadside in Louisiana. more>>
    It may be one of the most unusual displays of art that you will find along any roadside in Louisiana. In the small  bayou community of Chauvin, one man's personal showcase of concrete sculptures is now a public park.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Lafitte Museum

    Heart of Louisiana: Lafitte Museum

    In tonight's Heart of Louisiana, FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to southern Jefferson Parish, where you can learn about pirates and pirogues and fishing and trapping in the town of Jean Lafitte.more>>
    In tonight's Heart of Louisiana, FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to southern Jefferson Parish, where you can learn about pirates and pirogues and fishing and trapping in the town of Jean Lafitte.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Scott jams draw Cajun music scholars

    Heart of Louisiana: Scott jams draw Cajun music scholars

    The tradition of older musicians teaching young people how to play Cajun music is alive and well in the Southwest Louisiana city of Scott.more>>
    The tradition of older musicians teaching young people how to play Cajun music is alive and well in the Southwest Louisiana city of Scott.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Stokes Nursery

    Heart of Louisiana: Stokes Nursery

    The Rapides Parish community of Forest Hill has almost as many plant nurseries as houses. And one nursery has been growing since 1901.more>>
    The Rapides Parish community of Forest Hill has almost as many plant nurseries as houses. And one nursery has been growing since 1901.
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  • Heart of Louisiana: Epps House

    Heart of Louisiana: Epps House

    One of this year's Oscar nominees for best picture tells the gripping story of a free man of color who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana.more>>
    One of this year's Oscar nominees for best picture tells the gripping story of a free man of color who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Louisiana Maneuvers

    Heart of Louisiana: Louisiana Maneuvers

    Before the United States declared war and joined the battles of World War II, the state of Louisiana was hosting a massive war game.more>>
    Before the United States declared war and joined the battles of World War II, the state of Louisiana was hosting a massive war game.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Locomotive 745

    Heart of Louisiana: Locomotive 745

    When it comes to the railroad, there's nothing more impressive than the sight of a giant steam locomotive rumbling down the tracks.more>>
    When it comes to the railroad, there's nothing more impressive than the sight of a giant steam locomotive rumbling down the tracks.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: The Old Governor's Mansion

    Heart of Louisiana: The Old Governor's Mansion

    Huey Long built a lot of things during his reign as Louisiana governor.  And one of his more impressive buildings is the home he built for himself and some of the governors that followed him.more>>
    Huey Long built a lot of things during his reign as Louisiana governor.  And one of his more impressive buildings is the home he built for himself and some of the governors that followed him.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store

    Heart of Louisiana: Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store

    It's a business that opened during the Civil War, and the doors are still open today.  You will find Louisiana's oldest general store on Front Street in the state's oldest city.more>>
    It's a business that opened during the Civil War, and the doors are still open today.  You will find Louisiana's oldest general store on Front Street in the state's oldest city.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Laurel Valley Plantation

    Heart of Louisiana: Laurel Valley Plantation

    The property is still a working sugarcane farm, and the drive along Laurel Valley Road is a short journey back in time.more>>
    The property is still a working sugarcane farm, and the drive along Laurel Valley Road is a short journey back in time.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Teddy's Juke Joint

    Heart of Louisiana: Teddy's Juke Joint

    He was spinning records before disco, and he's still going strong at his blues club in Zachary. With a mix of records and live blues music, Teddy's Juke Joint still packs the house. more>>
    He was spinning records before disco and he's still going strong at his blues club in Zachary. With a mix of records and live blues music, Teddy's Juke Joint still packs the house. In this edition of Heart of Louisiana, FOX 8's Dave McNamara travels to East Baton Rouge Parish for a very special night at Teddy's, with a birthday bash for a Louisiana blues legend.

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  • Heart of Louisiana: The Creole Nature Trail

    Heart of Louisiana: The Creole Nature Trail

    It's a collection of marshes and wetlands loaded with alligators, a large variety of colorful birds, and a sandy beach that dips into the Gulf of Mexico.more>>
    It's a collection of marshes and wetlands loaded with alligators, a large variety of colorful birds, and a sandy beach that dips into the Gulf of Mexico. The Creole Nature Trail allows you to step into the marsh and see wildlife up close. FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes a drive into "Louisiana's outback", in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Mayor of Keachi

    Heart of Louisiana: Mayor of Keachi

    It's a small Louisiana town that most of us have never heard of, tucked away in the woods of Desoto Parish.more>>
    It's a small Louisiana town that most of us have never heard of, tucked away in the woods of Desoto Parish.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Banjo Priest

    Heart of Louisiana: Banjo Priest

    Music has been a part of Father Edward Richard's life since before he can remember.more>>
    Music has been a part of Father Edward Richard's life since before he can remember.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Holiday Trail of Lights

    Heart of Louisiana: Holiday Trail of Lights

    Some cities in Central and North Louisiana are capitalizing on the spirit of the season with a "Holiday Trail of Lights."more>>
    Some cities in Central and North Louisiana are capitalizing on the spirit of the season with a "Holiday Trail of Lights."more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: New Roads pecans

    Heart of Louisiana: New Roads pecans

    If you're planning on enjoying a pecan pie for the holidays, there are plenty of Louisiana-grown pecans at the market. Many of those come from orchards along False River in Pointe Coupee Parish.more>>
    If you're planning on enjoying a pecan pie for the holidays, there are plenty of Louisiana-grown pecans at the market. Many of those come from orchards along False River in Pointe Coupee Parish.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Riding on the 'City of New Orleans'

    Heart of Louisiana: Riding on the 'City of New Orleans'

    As many of us prepare to load up the family car or head to the airport this Thanksgiving holiday, there is another way to travel that is a little less hectic.more>>
    As many of us prepare to load up the family car or head to the airport this Thanksgiving holiday, there is another way to travel that is a little less hectic.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: The Rock Chapel

    Heart of Louisiana: The Rock Chapel

    It seems like an unlikely landmark to find tucked away in the woods of Northwest Louisiana. Near the small community of Carmel is a small Catholic chapel made out of stones.more>>
    It seems like an unlikely landmark to find tucked away in the woods of Northwest Louisiana. Near the small community of Carmel is a small Catholic chapel made out of stones.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Lloyd's Country Store

    Heart of Louisiana: Lloyd's Country Store

    Most people would like to get rid of a lot of the old stuff they have stored in their homes, but one family in Westlake, La., is turning those things into an old-time country store.more>>
    Most people would like to get rid of a lot of the old stuff they have stored in their homes, but one family in Westlake, La., is turning those things into an old-time country store.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Cajun Corn Maze

    Heart of Louisiana: Cajun Corn Maze

    It's become a fall tradition in some parts of Louisiana, where farmers turn a corn field into a giant maze.more>>
    It's become a fall tradition in some parts of Louisiana, where farmers turn a corn field into a giant maze. Near the small farming community of Pine Grove, one such maze has added a few extra attractions to become a big family attraction.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Nunu's Art Collective

    Heart of Louisiana: Nunu's Art Collective

    It's a small Cajun town that may seem too far off the beaten path to be a Mecca for artists. But the town of Arnaudville is trying to grow its art and economy at the same time.more>>
    It's a small Cajun town that may seem too far off the beaten path to be a Mecca for artists. But the town of Arnaudville is trying to grow its art and economy at the same time.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: A New Generation of Cajun Musicians

    Heart of Louisiana: A New Generation of Cajun Musicians

    If you think that Cajun music is something that's only performed by the "old-timers," you would be wrong, and probably a little surprised to see how young some of the players are.more>>
    If you think that Cajun music is something that's only performed by the "old-timers," you would be wrong, and probably a little surprised to see how young some of the players are.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Blind River Chapel

    Heart of Louisiana: Blind River Chapel

    Thirty years ago, a retired couple who lived on Blind River in St. James Parish decided that their isolated wilderness needed its own place of worship. It started with one woman's divine vision.
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    Thirty years ago, a retired couple who lived on Blind River in St. James Parish decided that their isolated wilderness needed its own place of worship. It started with one woman's divine vision.
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  • Heart of Louisiana: Cajun triangle

    Heart of Louisiana: Cajun triangle

    If you've ever listened to traditional Cajun music, you've probably noticed the pinging of a triangle.  It kept the rhythm before Cajun bands started adding drums.more>>
    If you've ever listened to traditional Cajun music, you've probably noticed the pinging of a triangle.  It kept the rhythm before Cajun bands started adding drums.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara found that not all triangles are created equal.  He takes us to the small town of Scott in Acadian Parish to meet a Cajun musician and master triangle maker in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: The blacksmith

    Heart of Louisiana: The blacksmith

    Just a century ago, every city and farm town in America had a village blacksmith. You might be surprised to know that blacksmithing is still being passed from one generation to the next.more>>
    It's a trade that has been around since before medieval times. Just a century ago, every city and farm town in America had a village blacksmith. You might be surprised to know that blacksmithing is still being passed from one generation to the next. FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to an old fashioned blacksmith shop in the Tangipahoa Parish town of Tickfaw in this edition of heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: The old songs

    Heart of Louisiana: The old songs

    A group of Lafayette musicians are digging through the archives, and re-introducing tunes from the early 1900's to new audiences.more>>
    Back in the early 1900's, there were recordings being made of Cajun musicians and the old songs that they played. A lot has changed with the music over the past century. But a group of Lafayette musicians are digging through the archives, and re-introducing those old tunes to new audiences. FOX 8's Dave McNamara travels to Lafayette to hear those "old songs" and the artists who are bringing them back to life, in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Music that won't stop

    Heart of Louisiana: Music that won't stop

    For decades, the music has never stopped at one Metairie ballroom, where big band and swing are king.more>>
    For decades, the music has never stopped at one Metairie ballroom, where big band and swing are king.  In this edition of Heart of Louisiana, FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us for a spin at the Jefferson-Orleans North, with the Jay Zainey Orchestra.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Ragley bluegrass

    Heart of Louisiana: Ragley bluegrass

    South Louisiana is known worldwide for its Cajun and zydeco music. But if you travel just a little north of Acadiana, you can still find a different sound in the piney woods of Beauregard Parish.more>>
    South Louisiana is known worldwide for its Cajun and zydeco music. But if you travel just a little north of Acadiana, you can still find a different sound in the piney woods of Beauregard Parish. FOX 8's Dave McNamara discovered a real bluegrass jam that been going on for the last couple of decades in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Utopia at Germantown

    Heart of Louisiana: Utopia at Germantown

    A mystical count, a religious utopia and a lost colony are the key ingredients of the fascinating story of Germantown in north Louisiana.more>>
    A mystical count, a religious utopia and a lost colony are the key ingredients of the fascinating story of Germantown in north Louisiana. Some of the original log cabins, built in the 1830's, are still standing in the hilly forests of Webster Parish. FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes is to the lost colony of Germantown in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Swamp Smith

    Heart of Louisiana: Swamp Smith

    There is one rural neighborhood in Beauregard Parish where it's not uncommon to see a few vintage airplanes flying overhead. In fact, one of the neighbors has his own airport and hangar.more>>
    There is one rural neighborhood in Beauregard Parish where it's not uncommon to see a few vintage airplanes flying overhead. In fact, one of the neighbors has his own airport and hangar. FOX 8's Dave McNamara introduces us to Bonnie "Swamp" Smith and his flying machines in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Melrose

    Heart of Louisiana: Melrose

    The paintings of Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter tell the story of plantation life along the Cane River a century ago. more>>
    The paintings of Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter tell the story of plantation life along the Cane River a century ago. The Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches Parish is also an important part of the Creole culture of the state. FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us there in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Lasyone's meat pies

    Heart of Louisiana: Lasyone's meat pies

    In New Orleans, we're famous for our Creole cooking and beignets. In Cajun country, it's gumbo and boudin. But what about Louisiana's oldest city, Natchitoches? It's famous around the country for its meat pies.more>>
    In New Orleans, we're famous for our Creole cooking and beignets. In Cajun country, it's gumbo and boudin. But what about Louisiana's oldest city, Natchitoches? It's famous around the country for its meat pies. FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to the kitchen where they've been frying meat pies for nearly half a century in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: American Rose Center

    Heart of Louisiana: American Rose Center

    If you like roses, Louisiana has one of the best places in America to see thousands of roses. It's the American Rose Center near Shreveport.more>>
    If you like roses, Louisiana has one of the best places in America to see thousands of roses. It's the American Rose Center near Shreveport. FOX 8's Dave McNamara shows us a rose garden in full bloom in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: The Beauty of Bayou Teche

    Heart of Louisiana: The Beauty of Bayou Teche

    If you spend any time in South Louisiana, you've been near a bayou. But you get an entirely different experience if you can paddle a bayou in a canoe or kayak. more>>
    If you spend any time in South Louisiana, you've been near a bayou. But you get an entirely different experience if you can paddle a bayou in a canoe or kayak.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Buggy racing

    Heart of Louisiana: Buggy racing

    There is a tradition in south Louisiana of Creole cowboys, skilled horsemen who for more than a century were driving cattle from Louisiana across the state of Texas.more>>
    There is a tradition in south Louisiana of Creole cowboys, skilled horsemen who for more than a century were driving cattle from Louisiana across the state of Texas. Those cattle drives are mostly gone now, but you can still find some of the cowboys racing horses and buggies around a dirt track near the tiny town of Oberlin. FOX 8's Dave McNamara is about to put you in the driver's seat in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: "Holy Works of Art"

    Heart of Louisiana: "Holy Works of Art"

    When hurricanes or fires damage churches, or when churches close because of dwindling memberships, there is an ongoing effort to save some of the most colorful treasures in those buildings.more>>
    When hurricanes or fires damage churches, or when churches close because of dwindling memberships, there is an ongoing effort to save some of the most colorful treasures in those buildings. In this edition of Heart of Louisiana, FOX 8's Dave McNamara shows us how many stained glass windows are also works of fine art.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Hodges Gardens

    Heart of Louisiana: Hodges Gardens

    It's a combination of rocky, pine covered hills, terraced waterfalls and an abundance of flowers.  And it is certainly one of the most beautiful of Louisiana's state parks.more>>
    It's a combination of rocky, pine covered hills, terraced waterfalls and an abundance of flowers.  And it is certainly one of the most beautiful of Louisiana's state parks.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to Sabine Parish on a tour of Hodges Gardens in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Filé Man

    Heart of Louisiana: Filé Man

    It's a spice, handed down from Native Americans, that often ends up in a bowl of gumbo.  And if you know what to look for, you can find everything you need growing in the woods of south Louisiana.more>>
    It's a spice, handed down from Native Americans, that often ends up in a bowl of gumbo.  And if you know what to look for, you can find everything you need growing in the woods of south Louisiana.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara introduces you to the "Filé Man" in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: New Orleans' Botanical Garden

    Heart of Louisiana: New Orleans' Botanical Garden

    It's one of Louisiana's premier botanical gardens, and after suffering through ups and downs over the past 80 years it may have never looked better. 

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    It's a combination of Art Deco sculptures, shade trees and flowers. It's one of Louisiana's premier botanical gardens, and after suffering through ups and downs over the past 80 years it may have never looked better. FOX 8's Dave McNamara stays close to home in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Tom's Fiddle and Bow

    Heart of Louisiana: Tom's Fiddle and Bow

    Here's the story of a ship-builder turned violin-maker who moved from New England to a small Cajun village.  He now hosts a monthly gathering of musicians whose tastes run from Cajun to bluegrass.more>>
    Here's the story of a ship-builder turned violin-maker who moved from New England to a small Cajun village.  He now hosts a monthly gathering of musicians whose tastes run from Cajun to bluegrass.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to a fiddle shop in the St. Landry Parish town of Arnaudville in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Battle of Port Hudson

    Heart of Louisiana: Battle of Port Hudson

    150 years ago, the longest military siege on America soil took place in Louisiana.more>>
    150 years ago, the longest military siege on America soil took place in Louisiana. In the Battle of Port Hudson, Confederate troops, outnumbered four to one, held off repeated attacks by the Union army in a siege that lasted 48 days. FOX 8's Dave McNamara has the story of one of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War in this edition of "Heart of Louisiana".more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Margaret of New Orleans

    Heart of Louisiana: Margaret of New Orleans

    In a city of more than 250 statues and monuments, you may not always know the story of why each was built.  But there is one statue that deserves special attention. more>>
    In a city of more than 250 statues and monuments, you may not always know the story of why each was built.  But there is one statue that deserves special attention.  And if you don't already know the story, FOX 8's Dave McNamara introduces you to "Margaret of New Orleans", in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: "Seeking the Unknown"

    Heart of Louisiana: "Seeking the Unknown"

    When French explorers first came to Louisiana, they found unique plants and animals that they had never seen before.  Those discoveries were collected, written about and sent back to Paris.more>>
    When French explorers first came to Louisiana, they found unique plants and animals that they had never seen before.  Those discoveries were collected, written about and sent back to Paris to show off the natural riches of Louisiana.  Some of those specimens, dating back as much as 300 years, have returned temporarily to the French Quarter.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara digs deep into our state's history in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Alzina's

    Heart of Louisiana: Alzina's

    There are a lot of Cajun cooks and Cajun restaurants around Louisiana.  But if you've never had a meal in the south Lafourche town of Galliano, then you haven't tasted what may be the best Cajun cooking anywhere.more>>
    There are a lot of Cajun cooks and Cajun restaurants around Louisiana.  But if you've never had a meal in the south Lafourche town of Galliano, then you haven't tasted what may be the best Cajun cooking anywhere.  Chef Alzina Toups has written cookbooks and given cooking tips on cable TV.  But getting a place at her dinner table is a special treat.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara explains in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Barn dance

    Heart of Louisiana: Barn dance

    If you have a big old barn and it's not being used for much else, you might wonder whether it can be repurposed.  If that barn is in the middle of the southwest Cajun prairie, it makes a perfect dance hall.more>>
    If you have a big old barn and it's not being used for much else, you might wonder whether it can be repurposed.  If that barn is in the middle of the southwest Louisiana Cajun prairie, it makes a perfect dance hall.  Fox 8's Dave McNamara takes us to that old in rural Evangeline Parish in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.

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  • Heart of Louisiana: The Laptop Orchestra

    Heart of Louisiana: The Laptop Orchestra

    It's not your typical orchestral music. In fact, it may not sound like anything you've ever heard before, although most of us already have one of their instruments in our home or office.more>>
    It's not your typical orchestral music. In fact, it may not sound like anything you've ever heard before, although most of us already have one of their instruments in our home or office.
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  • Heart of Louisiana: Migratory birds

    Heart of Louisiana: Migratory birds

    Every spring, Louisiana becomes an important rest stop for some tiny visitors headed to a final destination hundreds of miles away. more>>
    Every spring, Louisiana becomes an important rest stop for some tiny visitors headed to a final destination hundreds of miles away.  Dave McNamara explains as he takes us into a bird watcher's paradise, the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge, in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Los Adaes

    Heart of Louisiana: Los Adaes

    Dave McNamara digs into a 300-year-old history in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
    Dave McNamara digs into a 300-year-old history in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Wood carving at False River

    Heart of Louisiana: Wood carving at False River

    A wood carver from the small town of Livonia is turning his love of the state's rural history into works of art.more>>
    A wood carver from the small town of Livonia is turning his love of the state's rural history into works of art.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to Pointe Coupee Parish in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Blueberry picking at Hillcrest Farm

    Heart of Louisiana: Blueberry picking at Hillcrest Farm

    It's one of the healthiest foods around.  And this time of year, you can pick it right off the bush at farms all over Louisiana.more>>
    It's one of the healthiest foods around.  And this time of year, you can pick it right off the bush at farms all over Louisiana.  It's blueberry pickin' time! FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to a farm in Desoto Parish, where he finds an endless supply of the tasty berries in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Bayou Teche

    Heart of Louisiana: Bayou Teche

    If you spend any time in south Louisiana, you've been near a bayou.  But you get an entirely different experience if you can paddle a bayou in a canoe or kayak. more>>
    If you spend any time in south Louisiana, you've been near a bayou.  But you get an entirely different experience if you can paddle a bayou in a canoe or kayak.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to St. Martin Parish for a trip down the state's longest bayou in this edition of "Heart of Louisiana." more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Bows and arrows

    Heart of Louisiana: Bows and arrows

    A Franklinton man is rediscovering the art of crafting Native American tools and weapons. more>>
    A thousand years ago, groups of Native Americans made their homes in the forests and along the creeks and rivers of Washington Parish.  They mastered the art of living off the land.  Today, a Franklinton man is rediscovering the art of crafting Native American tools and weapons.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara has that story in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Cajun Boat Building

    Heart of Louisiana: Cajun Boat Building

    From wooden pirogues, to shrimp trawlers and ocean going ships, the people of Lafourche Parish are known world-wide for their boat-building skills.more>>
    From wooden pirogues, to shrimp trawlers and ocean going ships, the people of Lafourche Parish are known world-wide for their boat-building skills.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Istre Cemetery

    Heart of Louisiana: Istre Cemetery

    There is an old Cajun custom of building a small house over a burial site, even when the person is buried underground.more>>
    Here in south Louisiana, we are familiar with above ground burials and tombs in our cemeteries.  But there is an old Cajun custom of building a small house over a burial site, even when the person is buried underground.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara travels to Acadia Parish to find the last of the grave houses in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Café Des Amis

    Heart of Louisiana: Café Des Amis

    If you like your weekends to start with a bang instead of a quiet cup of coffee, you may want to put Breaux Bridge on your Saturday "to do" list. more>>
    If you like your weekends to start with a bang instead of a quiet cup of coffee, you may want to put Breaux Bridge on your Saturday "to do" list.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara travels to St. Martin Parish for a "zydeco breakfast" in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Studio in the Country

    Heart of Louisiana: Studio in the Country

    Just north of Bogalusa, past an unmarked gate, sits one of the premier recording studios in the state.
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    Just north of Bogalusa, past an unmarked gate, sits one of the premier recording studios in the state. And after nearly 40 years, they're still putting together great New Orleans sounds and rock and roll at the studio in the country.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Imahara Botanical Garden

    Heart of Louisiana: Imahara Botanical Garden

    Dave Mcnamara takes us to West Feliciana Parish to see one of our newest blooming treasures in the Heart of Louisiana.more>>
    Dave Mcnamara takes us to West Feliciana Parish to see one of our newest blooming treasures in the Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Herman Buch at the print shop

    Heart of Louisiana: Herman Buch at the print shop

    Imagine going to the same office and doing the same job for 75 years.  Would you be thinking "retirement"?  Not Herbert Buch, who is still putting in 15-hour days at his family print shop. more>>
    Imagine going to the same office and doing the same job for 75 years.  Would you be thinking "retirement"?  Not Herbert Buch, who is still putting in 15-hour days at his family print shop.  And Herbert is not the only thing in the shop that's an antique.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to Jeff Davis Parish in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: The Stockyard Café

    Heart of Louisiana: The Stockyard Café

    Ever wonder how a hamburger or steak gets from the farm to your dinner plate? more>>
    Ever wonder how a hamburger or steak gets from the farm to your dinner plate?  FOX 8's Dave McNamara found the answer to that question at one of our state's most unique restaurants.  It's located at the foot of the old Huey Long Bridge in Baton Rouge in this edition of "Heart of Louisiana."more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Miracle at Carville

    Heart of Louisiana: Miracle at Carville

    Throughout much of history, leprosy was a disease that struck fear into families and entire communities. For centuries, anyone stricken with the disease was sentenced to a life of isolation. more>>
    Throughout much of history, leprosy was a disease that struck fear into families and entire communities. For centuries, anyone stricken with the disease was sentenced to a life of isolation. more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Christmas lights at Bayou Gauche

    Heart of Louisiana: Christmas lights at Bayou Gauche

    A St. Charles Parish man is decorating his yard on a grand scale, with tens of thousands of lights on a variety of impressive homemade holiday designs. more>>
    It is an unlikely place for such a large display of holiday lights. A St. Charles Parish man is decorating his yard on a grand scale, with tens of thousands of lights on a variety of impressive homemade holiday designs. It is near the end of the road in bayou gauche.
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  • Heart of Louisiana: Making Cane Syrup

    Heart of Louisiana: Making Cane Syrup

    If you've grown up in Louisiana's Sugarcane Country, there's a good chance that you tasted cane syrup. Fox 8's Dave McNamara takes us to a small farm in Terrebonne Parish where one family is keeping that tradition alive.more>>

    If you've grown up in Louisiana's Sugarcane Country, there's a good chance that you tasted cane syrup. Fox 8's Dave McNamara takes us to a small farm in Terrebonne Parish where one family is keeping that tradition alive.more>>

  • Heart of Louisiana: Ernest Gaines

    Heart of Louisiana: Ernest Gaines

    His writings about the African-American experience in the rural South have made him one of this state's most acclaimed authors.more>>
    His writings about the African-American experience in the rural South have made him one of this state's most acclaimed authors.  Four of his books have become movies, and his novels are studied in classrooms from grade school through college.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara finds out what has drawn the literary legend back to the plantation where he grew up in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Convict poker

    Heart of Louisiana: Convict poker

    Imagine sitting down at a card table for a friendly game of poker.  Then an angry, 1,500-pound bull decides to call everyone's bluff. more>>
    Imagine sitting down at a card table for a friendly game of poker.  Then an angry, 1,500-pound bull decides to call everyone's bluff.  It's one of the highlights of the Angola Prison Rodeo.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to the state penitentiary in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: 'Miracle' at Grand Coteau

    Heart of Louisiana: 'Miracle' at Grand Coteau

    Some Catholics call it the "holiest place" in Louisiana.  It's also the site of a miracle, confirmed by the Catholic Church, that purportedly occurred nearly 150 years ago. more>>
    Some Catholics call it the "holiest place" in Louisiana.  It's also the site of a miracle, confirmed by the Catholic Church, that purportedly occurred nearly 150 years ago.  Fox 8's Dave McNamara takes us to St. Landry Parish for the miracle at Grand Coteau.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: The Beast

    Heart of Louisiana: The Beast

    It seems a bit out of place in Louisiana, but some biking enthusiasts say one of the best trails for mountain biking is in the Bayou State.
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    It seems a bit out of place in Louisiana, but some biking enthusiasts say one of the best trails for mountain biking is in the Bayou State. In fact the twists and turns and ups and downs of the trail are so challenging, it's been nicknamed The Beast.
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  • Heart of Louisiana: The Mardi Gras shipwreck

    Heart of Louisiana: The Mardi Gras shipwreck

    Marine archaeologists have found the remains of a sailing ship that sank off the mouth of the Mississippi River around the time of the War of 1812.more>>
    When the United States was a young nation, privateers and pirates roamed the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana's shore, looting merchant ships and menacing foreign warships. more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Wings of Hope

    Heart of Louisiana: Wings of Hope

    When wild birds and animals are abandoned or injured, it takes the helping hands of humans to nurse them back to health and care for them until the animals are old enough to fend for themselves.more>>
    When wild birds and animals are abandoned or injured, it takes the helping hands of humans to nurse them back to health and care for them until the animals are old enough to fend for themselves. It takes a special type of person to get the training and donate the time necessary to rehabilitate hundreds of animals. 
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  • Heart of Louisiana: Louisiana's White House

    Heart of Louisiana: Louisiana's White House

    Huey Long built a lot of things during his reign as Louisiana governor.  And one of his more impressive buildings is the home he built for himself and some of the governors that followed him.more>>
    Huey Long built a lot of things during his reign as Louisiana governor.  And one of his more impressive buildings is the home he built for himself and some of the governors that followed him.  When you see the old Governor's Mansion, it's clear that Huey had his eye on the White House.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to East Baton Rouge Parish and an impressive Louisiana White House, in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: St. Joe Brickworks

    Heart of Louisiana: St. Joe Brickworks

    For more than a century, much of the brick that you see on homes and buildings in New Orleans and on the North Shore has come from a family-owned brickyard in Pearl River.more>>
    For more than a century, much of the brick that you see on homes and buildings in New Orleans and on the North Shore has come from a family-owned brickyard in Pearl River. They use a brick-making technique that goes back to colonial times. You've probably seen the brick, stamped with the name "St. Joe". FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to St. Tammany Parish to see why this brick is in demand across the country, in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Tiniest church

    Heart of Louisiana: Tiniest church

    Some people claim that a small chapel along Louisiana's river road is the world's smallest church.more>>
    Some people claim that a small chapel along Louisiana's river road is the world's smallest church. It's only eight-feet square, and once a year a Catholic mass is held there. FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to Iberville Parish to see this tiny religious wonder, in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Longfellow-Evangeline site at St. Martinville

    Heart of Louisiana: Longfellow-Evangeline site at St. Martinville

    In St. Martinville, the story of Evangeline blends with the stories of the first Acadians who arrived there in the late 1700's.more>>
    For generations, many American school children got their first introduction to Louisiana's Cajuns by reading Longfellow's poem "Evangeline." In St. Martinville, the story of Evangeline blends with the stories of the first Acadians who arrived there in the late 1700's. FOX 8's Dave McNamara travels to St. Martin Parish to explore the legends and the true history of the Acadians in this edition of the Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: The Rookery

    Heart of Louisiana: The Rookery

    It may be the perfect example of the phrase "if you build it, they will come."  In this case, a water recycling project for a large-scale nursery has become a spectacular nesting area for birds. more>>
    It may be the perfect example of the phrase "if you build it, they will come."  In this case, a water recycling project for a large-scale nursery has become a spectacular nesting area for birds.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to Iberia Parish to see this amazing rookery in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Old Washington

    Heart of Louisiana: Old Washington

    The entire town is a historic district and was once the home of one of the state's busiest steamboat ports.more>>
    A small Louisiana town has an all-American name.  Washington happens to be the third oldest settlement in Louisiana - founded only two years after New Orleans.  The entire town is a historic district and was once the home of one of the state's busiest steamboat ports. Dave McNamara takes us there in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Fort Jesup

    Heart of Louisiana: Fort Jesup

    In the 19th century, there was a border dispute between the U.S. and Mexico over Louisiana's western boundary.  That standoff led to the construction of a major military outpost – Fort Jesup.more>>
    As we celebrate our state's bicentennial this year, it's interesting to note that not all of present-day Louisiana was part of our original state.  There was a border dispute between the U.S. and Mexico over Louisiana's western boundary.  That standoff led to the construction of a major military outpost – Fort Jesup.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes to Sabine Parish in western Louisiana in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Old photos

    Heart of Louisiana: Old photos

    One of the state's best photographic collections is at the Louisiana State Museum, which has what is likely the state's oldest photograph. 
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    You may not know this, but there were photographs being taken here in Louisiana dating back to the 1930's.  One of the best collections is at the Louisiana State Museum, which has what is likely the state's oldest photograph.  And the museum continues to add pictures to its massive collection.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us there in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Country music at Rebel State Park

    Heart of Louisiana: Country music at Rebel State Park

    If you want to find the roots of old time country music in this state, you need to go to the farm fields and back roads of north Louisiana.more>>
    If you want to find the roots of old time country music in this state, you need to go to the farm fields and back roads of north Louisiana.  That's where FOX 8's Dave McNamara found the Country Music Museum, at a historic site that had its beginnings in the Civil War.  In this edition of Heart of Louisiana, we travel to the Rebel State Park historic site in Natchitoches Parish.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: The first settlement

    Heart of Louisiana: The first settlement

    Many people probably think that the oldest city in the state of Louisiana is New Orleans.  Actually, the French picked another spot, in central Louisiana,more>>
    Many people probably think that the oldest city in the state of Louisiana is New Orleans.  Actually, the French picked another spot, in central Louisiana, to start their first permanent settlement in the Louisiana territory.
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  • Heart of Louisiana: Hodges Gardens

    Heart of Louisiana: Hodges Gardens

    FOX 8's Dave McNamara takes us to Sabine Parish on a tour of Hodges Gardens in this edition of Heart of Louisiana.more>>
    It's a combination of rocky, pine covered hills, terraced waterfalls and an abundance of flowers. more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: L.C. Turnley

    Heart of Louisiana: L.C. Turnley

    There are some elected offices in Louisiana that have no term limits.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara went on a search to find the longest-serving elected official in the state. more>>
    There are some elected offices in Louisiana that have no term limits.  FOX 8's Dave McNamara went on a search to find the longest-serving elected official in the state. more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Abita Opry

    Heart of Louisiana: Abita Opry

    The town of Abita Springs celebrates its famous water and embraces the slower pace of a country lifestyle. And down the street on a Saturday afternoon, a front porch jam session is drawing a crowd.more>>
    If you are looking for something different to do with your family or friends on a Saturday night, you may want to check out the old town hall in Abita Springs. Once a month during the spring and fall, you can do dinner and music at the Abita Opry.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Blue Moon Saloon

    Heart of Louisiana: Blue Moon Saloon

    Their style is deeply rooted in traditional Cajun music. The lyrics are in sung in French. But there is a youthful energy, and a new twist on a familiar sound.more>>
    Their style is deeply rooted in traditional Cajun music. The lyrics are in sung in French. But there is a youthful energy, and a new twist on a familiar sound.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Iwo Jima

    Heart of Louisiana: Iwo Jima

    Stephen McMurray has been drawing and painting images of people for more than 80 years. He loved drawing cartoons as a child. Today, he's painting his grandson.more>>
    Stephen McMurray has been drawing and painting images of people for more than 80 years. He loved drawing cartoons as a child. Today, he's painting his grandson.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Christmas village

    Heart of Louisiana: Christmas village

    Father Jason Palermo likes preserving old things. That's why he pushed to restore the old St. Joseph Catholic Church building in the town of French Settlement.more>>
    Father Jason Palermo likes preserving old things. That's why he pushed to restore the old St. Joseph Catholic Church building in the town of French Settlement.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Huey P. Long Bridge still a magnificent feat

    Heart of Louisiana: Huey P. Long Bridge still a magnificent feat

    Seventy-five years ago this week, the New Orleans area took a giant leap forward in its transportation system. That's when the Huey P. Long Bridge opened in Jefferson Parish.more>>
    Seventy-five years ago this week, the New Orleans area took a giant leap forward in its transportation system. That's when the Huey P. Long Bridge opened in Jefferson Parish.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Goat cheese

    Heart of Louisiana: Goat cheese

    "My people are Broussards, so the Broussards are the Acadians that came down," says Wanda Barras. "They were dairy people and they were interested in the land and raising animals and farming."more>>
    "My people are Broussards, so the Broussards are the Acadians that came down," says Wanda Barras. "They were dairy people and they were interested in the land and raising animals and farming."more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Sunrises

    Heart of Louisiana: Sunrises

    Long before daybreak, the moon has been reflecting the sunlight that's hiding beyond our horizon.more>>
    Long before daybreak, the moon has been reflecting the sunlight that's hiding beyond our horizon.
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  • Heart of Louisiana: Coca-Cola

    Heart of Louisiana: Coca-Cola

    After an Atlanta pharmacist created Coca-Cola in 1866, it would take decades before someone figured out hot to bottle it.more>>
    After an Atlanta pharmacist created Coca-Cola in 1866, it would take decades before someone figured out hot to bottle it.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: The Franklin Opry

    Heart of Louisiana: The Franklin Opry

    If you drive through the north Louisiana town of Winnsboro, you can tell right away if you're close to a patriotic holiday.more>>
    If you drive through the north Louisiana town of Winnsboro, you can tell right away if you're close to a patriotic holiday.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Bluegrass jam session

    Heart of Louisiana: Bluegrass jam session

    The town of Madisonville is known for celebrating its past, from a popular wooden boat festival on the Tchefuncte River to its historic buildings and cottages.more>>
    The town of Madisonville is known for celebrating its past, from a popular wooden boat festival on the Tchefuncte River to its historic buildings and cottages. And you can also hear the sounds of the past every Thursday night at Orlando's Restaurant.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Birdie's Roadhouse

    Heart of Louisiana: Birdie's Roadhouse

    You can hear the pounding of the bass and drums from the gravel parking lot. And when you walk through the door, the scorching blues guitar riffs command you to listen.more>>
    You can hear the pounding of the bass and drums from the gravel parking lot. And when you walk through the door, the scorching blues guitar riffs command you to listen.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Clinton's courthouse

    Heart of Louisiana: Clinton's courthouse

    Clinton -- There's only one traffic signal in the town of Clinton. And that's really all you need in this townmore>>
    There's only one traffic signal in the town of Clinton.  And that's really all you need in this town of 2,000 people in rural East Feliciana Parish. more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Putt-putt boats

    Heart of Louisiana: Putt-putt boats

    The design was simple, a cast iron engine with one or two cylinders. And the only control is the ignition timer.more>>
    The design was simple, a cast iron engine with one or two cylinders. And the only control is the ignition timer.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Lake Peigneur

    Heart of Louisiana: Lake Peigneur

    It may have been the beauty of the oak trees, or perhaps the lake and the duck hunting that attracted the great 19th century actor Joe Jefferson to build a home on the high ground at Jefferson Island.more>>
    It may have been the beauty of the oak trees, or perhaps the lake and the duck hunting that attracted the great 19th century actor Joe Jefferson to build a home on the high ground at Jefferson Island.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Meteor Crater

    Heart of Louisiana: Meteor Crater

    A few miles south of Greensburg, there is a noticeable dip in the road as you drive along Louisiana Highway 37. But it doesn't seem out of place among the Gentle Hills of St. Helena Parish.more>>
    A few miles south of Greensburg, there is a noticeable dip in the road as you drive along Louisiana Highway 37. But it doesn't seem out of place among the Gentle Hills of St. Helena Parish.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Alley Plantation

    Heart of Louisiana: Alley Plantation

    St. Francisville -- In 1821, the lady of this St. Francisville plantation met John James Audubon in New Orleans. Lucy Pirrie was impressed with Audubon's artwork, and hiredmore>>
    In 1821, the lady of this St. Francisville plantation met John James Audubon in New Orleans. Lucy Pirrie was impressed with Audubon's artwork, and hired him to live at her home and teach her daughter Eliza to draw.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Midget Mustang

    Heart of Louisiana: Midget Mustang

    Lafayette -- Barry Tanner gave up motorcycle racing to fly the skies. He began refurbishing old airplanes, learned how to fly aerobatics, and logged over a million miles in eightmore>>
    Barry Tanner gave up motorcycle racing to fly the skies. He began refurbishing old airplanes, learned how to fly aerobatics, and logged over a million miles in eight years flying pipeline patrols over south Louisiana.more>>
  • Heart of Louisiana: Last Island

    Heart of Louisiana: Last Island

    Terrebonne Parish -- We've seen the devastating effects of recent hurricanes on our barrier islands. But one of the first recorded tragedies occurred in the 1850's,more>>
    We've seen the devastating effects of recent hurricanes on our barrier islands. But one of the first recorded tragedies occurred in the 1850's, when a monster hurricane pounded Last Island.more>>
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    Dave McNamara

    Dave McNamara has more that 30 years of experience in broadcasting. Before starting a production company in Phoenix, AZ in 2006, Dave worked as a reporter at a local television in New Orleans for 16 years.more>>
    Dave McNamara has more that 30 years of experience in broadcasting. Before starting a production company in Phoenix, AZ in 2006, Dave worked as a reporter at a local television in New Orleans for 16 years.more>>
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