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FOX 8 adds Arthur Hardy to Carnival Season line-up

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The foremost Mardi Gras historian adds his knowledge, personality and signature bow tie to FOX 8’s already powerful line-up of homegrown talent. Arthur Hardy will be joining FOX 8’s krewe this Carnival Season, providing more in-depth and historical reports on some of the season's more popular parades.  Hardy will appear on FOX 8 News during the Carnival Season. In addition he will provide insight and expertise during FOX 8’s popular live broadcast of the Krewe of Endymion Parade on Saturday, February 6, 2016.   

“We’re always looking to improve our coverage of any event, so adding the area’s most prolific expert and historian to our Carnival coverage is very exciting.  We know Arthur Hardy brings perspective and knowledge that will benefit our viewers,” said FOX 8 News Director Mikel Schaefer

Since 1977, Arthur Hardy has been recognized as a premiere authority on Mardi Gras in New Orleans. His award-winning Mardi Gras Guide magazine has sold over two million copies. 

“I’m extremely proud to join the FOX 8 News team. The station’s extended news format allows for greater use of my creative talent and perspective of the city’s greatest celebration-Mardi Gras,” Hardy said.

Hardy has also published a hard cover coffee table book, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, An Illustrated History, the book is currently in its fifth edition. He is a consultant for visiting media working with a nearly every national TV network, plus print and electronic media journalists from around the world.

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