Dianne de Las Casas on ABC-26 WGNO Good Morning New Orleans show – Friday, February 20, 2009


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Welcome to ABC-26 WGNO TV studios 2-20-09

Welcome to ABC-26 WGNO TV studios 2-20-09

Friends:

This morning, I had the privilege of being on the TV news show, Good Morning New Orleans ABC-26 WGNO. I woke up at 4:00 a.m. (I shouldn’t complain – the news crew does it every day, right?!) and drove to the studio located at the Galleria in Metairie, Louisiana. After waiting to be let into the reception area, I was led to the Good Morning New Orleans studio.

Entering the studio areas 2-20-09

Entering the studio areas 2-20-09

I sat down inside the studio, waiting and watching the various news segments.

Dianne waiting to go on inside the studio 2-20-09

Dianne waiting to go on inside the studio 2-20-09

I came in just as they were doing a Mardi Gras segment on carnival cocktails made by the city’s bartender of the year. He made a “mocha” coffee that looked delicious. I, however, did not join in the morning cocktail hour (I do have to teach at a school today!).

Inside the Good Morning New Orleans studio 2-20-09

Inside the Good Morning New Orleans studio 2-20-09

The Good Morning New Orleans news team is a fun, lively group. They play and joke with each other during the breaks and made me feel very at ease. The gorgeous women, Cyndi Nguyen and Anna Adair, made constant eye contact and smiled at me as I waited to go on, even conversing and joking with me. I enjoyed being on the show although my segment felt like a whirlwind!

The entire Good Morning New Orleans team - L to R - Hank Allen (weather), Cyndi Nguyen, Jon Huffman, Anna Adair 2-20-09

The entire Good Morning New Orleans team - L to R - Hank Allen (weather), Cyndi Nguyen, Jon Huffman, Anna Adair 2-20-09

When I went on, I talked about my book and even sang the story’s chorus, “Run, cher, run as fast as you can – You can’t catch me, I’m full of cayenne.” Jon laughed and said, “A little Cajun rap.” They showed the book and really seemed to enjoy my Cajun Cornbread Boy puppet.

Thank you, Good Morning New Orleans and ABC-26 for having me on the show. It was a blast!

Until next time…

Warmly, Dianne