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From Norman Robinson to Bob Breck, New Orleanians hold their television news personalities in high regard. That love propelled WWL’s Hoda Kotb to even higher levels; she built a national career on NBC’s “Today” show after leaving NOLA. This spring she is slated to return and speak to Tulane’s graduates.

Jindal Talks Vouchers, Creationism at NBC Education Nation (VIDEO)

With his tax axe plan parked, Bobby Jindal had a few minutes to get out of the car in New Orleans and chat with NBC's Hoda Kotb on Friday. The one-time WWL-TV anchor and current Today Show host was in town for NBC's Education Nation, a summit on school systems that's traveling around the country. After parrying questions about his future and the income tax proposal, Jindal weighed in on vouchers and creationism in Louisiana schools.

Today in New Orleans 1.19.13

Mardi Gras parades kick off tonight! Before you head to Krewe du Vieux, check out literary events, theatre, MicroFest tours, and more. On this day in 1994, Aaron Neville’s album The Grant Tour was certified Platinum. Now, more things to keep you busy until you hit the streets of the Vieux Carre! 

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