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Thursday - March 1, 2012
7:00 pm FOX American Idol results show - will Joshua Ledet make it to the next round?

Friday - March 2, 2012
3:15 pm TCM Cabin in the Sky (1943) debut by director Vincente Minnelli, and Hollywood's first general release of an all-star, all-black musical; with Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong (see film soundtrack)
9:00 pm WYES In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues salute to blues music with Trombone Shorty, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Keb Mo, and Booker T. Jones -- episode repeats on WYES at 2:00 am

Saturday - March 3, 2012
6:00 pm WYES
(PBS)
Big Band Vocalists special looks back at the crooners and canaries of the 1940s - with footage of Louis Armstrong, Perry Como, Doris Day, Helen Forest & the Harry James Orchestra, Peggy Lee with the Benny Goodman Orchestra, Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting, Jo Stafford and the Pied Pipers with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and many more favorites from the World War II era
7:00 pm WLAE 32 Allen Toussaint: The Soul of New Orleans legendary New Orleans R&B pianist, songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint performs at Detroit's Music Hall, and discusses growing up in New Orleans and the city's musical heritage; somgs include "Java," "Certain Girl," "Mother-in-Law," "Fortune Teller," "Working in a Coal Mine" and "Get Out of My Life Woman" - taped in 2008 - watch video clip
9:15 pm TCM The Glenn Miller Story (1954) film bio of bandleader Glenn Miller; cast includes Gene Krupa, Louis Armstrong, Barney Bigard, Arvell Shaw, Cozy Cole, Trummy Young, Frances Langford and Nino Tempo

Sunday - March 4, 2012
10:00 am WYES 12 Big Band Vocalists special looks back at the crooners and canaries of the 1940s - with footage of Louis Armstrong, Perry Como, Doris Day, Helen Forest & the Harry James Orchestra, Peggy Lee with the Benny Goodman Orchestra, Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting, Jo Stafford and the Pied Pipers with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and many more favorites from the World War II era
5:00 pm TRAV Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - "Cajun Country" Tony travels to New Orleans, then into Cajun Country (photos) to find what sets the bayou culture apart from the mainland; w/ appearances by Wendell Pierce, Lolis Elie, David Simon, Linzay Young, Joel Savoy, Ryan Brunet, Chris Segura, Red Stick Ramblers (rerun)

Wednesday - March 7, 2012
2:05 pm HBO Family The Music in Me (2006) "Children's Recitals From Classical to Latin, Jazz to Zydeco" - profile of young musicians, ages 7 to 11, each from a different musical and cultural tradition; episode features Zydeco accordion whiz Lil' Guyland Leday; musician Terrance Simien also appears
7:00 pm FOX American Idol The 13 finalists perform; contestants include Joshua Ledet from Westlake, Louisiana; the Top 13 will be mentored by Mary J. Blige as the guys take on the music of Stevie Wonder and the ladies pay special tribute to Whitney Houston
8:00 pm NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - "Father's Shadow" Detective Benson finds herself in danger when a rape investigation spirals into a hostage crisis; Meanwhile, Benson and Executive ADA David Haden (guest star Harry Connick Jr.) grow closer; Miranda Lambert also makes a guest appearance (rerun)

Thursday - March 8, 2012
8:00 am BBC-A Graham Norton Show with Rob Brydon, Katherine Jenkins and actor/singer Harry Connick Jr., who chats and performs a song from his album "Your Song" - originally aired in November 2009 - watch video clips
7:00 pm FOX American Idol - Results Show will Joshua Ledet make it to the next round? also, performances by Mary J. Blige and Lauren Alaina
9:00 pm WYES 12 Great Performances "Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk - A Celebration of New Orleans Blues" - the versatile British actor showcases his musical side in a special filmed in New Orleans; w/ guests Tom Jones, Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas

Saturday - March 10, 2012
10:00 am WYES 12 New Orleans Food Memories documentary on NOLA food, chefs and restaurants; with Vernel Bagneris, John Besh, Leah Chase, Randy Fertel, Tommy Cvitanovich, Tom Fitzmorris, Dr. John, Albert Ledner, Tommy Mandina and others
11:30 am WYES 12 New Orleans in the Fifties (2011) documentary covers Morgus the Magnificent; mayor DeLesseps Story Morrison; Lakeview; Pontchartrain Park; Canal Street; the Saenger, Loew's State and Joy Theatres; and more - interview clips include Ronnie Virgets, night club owner Jimmy Anselmo, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Dave Bartholomew, Dr. Raphael Cassimere, Jimmy Fitzmorris, Mrs. Inez Green, Jackie Clarkson, Errol Laborde, Angus Lind, Edwin Lombard, and musician/singer Deacon John Moore (rerun)
7:00 pm BET Hurricane Season (2009) a year after Hurricane Katrina, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, LA assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to the state championship; with Forest Whitaker, Lil Wayne, Isaiah Washington, Bow Wow, and Taraji P. Henson
11:00 pm WYES 12 Great Performances "Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk - A Celebration of New Orleans Blues" - the versatile British actor showcases his musical side in a special filmed in New Orleans; w/ guests Tom Jones, Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas

Sunday - March 11, 2012
3:00 pm BET Hurricane Season (2009) a year after Hurricane Katrina, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, LA assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to the state championship; with Forest Whitaker, Lil Wayne, Isaiah Washington, Bow Wow, and Taraji P. Henson

Monday - March 12, 2012
5:00 pm BET 106 & Park guests include Birdman & Mystikal; also Brandy & Monica

Tuesday - March 13, 2012
12:30 am WYES 12 Bourbon Street: The Neon Strip (1993) a look at the infamous street starting with its noble birth to its more earthy existence today; performance clips include Papa Celestin, Sharkey Bonano, Al Hirt and Chris Owens; interview clips include Danny Barker, Al Hirt, Chris Owens, and Lindy Boggs

Wednesday - March 14, 2012
7:00 pm FOX American Idol The 12 remaining finalists perform, including Joshua Ledet from Westlake, Louisiana

Thursday - March 15, 2012
7:00 pm FOX American Idol - Results Show tune in to see if Joshua Ledet survives the cut; Daughtry performs

Friday - March 16, 2012
10:45 pm EPIX Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour (2011) Britney Spears captured live at her sold-out concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on August 13, 2011 (rerun)

Sunday - March 18, 2012
11:00 am TCM High Society (1956) musical comedy film features nine top-notch numbers from Cole Porter; with Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm and Louis Armstrong; tunes include the Armstrong/Crosby duet "Now You Has Jazz" and "High Society" (Armstrong); with Billy Kyle, Barrett Deems, Arvell Shaw, Edmond Hall and Trummy Young

Monday - March 19, 2012
6:00 pm TRAV Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - "Cajun Country" Tony travels to New Orleans, then into Cajun Country (photos) to find what sets the bayou culture apart from the mainland; w/ appearances by Wendell Pierce, Lolis Elie, David Simon, Linzay Young, Joel Savoy, Ryan Brunet, Chris Segura, Red Stick Ramblers (rerun)
10:35 pm NBC Tonight Show with Jay Leno Jamie Lee Curtis; Armie Hammer; music guest Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi (performing "It's Gonna Be Alright")
11:30 pm WYES 12 New Orleans Food Memories documentary on NOLA food, chefs and restaurants; with Vernel Bagneris, John Besh, Leah Chase, Randy Fertel, Tommy Cvitanovich, Tom Fitzmorris, Dr. John, Albert Ledner, Tommy Mandina and others

Wednesday - March 21, 2012
7:00 pm FOX American Idol The 10 remaining finalists perform, including Joshua Ledet from Westlake, Louisiana; finalists will perform songs of Billy Joel

Thursday - March 22, 2012
7:00 pm FOX American Idol - Results Show tune in to see if Joshua Ledet survives the cut; Lana Del Ray performs her latest hit "Video Games" and Season 10 Idol finalist, Haley Reinhart will return to perform her new single "Free"

Saturday - March 24, 2012
2:00 pm WYES 12 A World's Fair to Remember (2003) documentary on the Louisiana World Exposition held in New Orleans in 1984; includes an interview with Deacon John Moore and clips of Tuts Washington
9:00 pm NBC Law & Order: SVU - "Hunting Ground" Detectives Olivia Benson & Nick Amaro lead the search for a serial killer who targets young prostitutes - Harry Connick Jr. guest stars (rerun from 02/22/2012)

Sunday - March 25, 2012
1:00 pm TRAV Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern - New Orleans Andrew makes a trip to the Big Easy where the food and the culture are a mix of Southern tradition and modern influence; includes a segment with trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, and clips from a second line with To Be Continued Brass Band (photos) - rerun
7:00 pm PBS / WYES Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. #101 as children growing up in New Orleans, Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis found a deep and abiding friendship through their common love of jazz and of the city itself; this episode traces the turbulent and contradictory history of the city of New Orleans through the family stories of these two fascinating men

Monday - March 26, 2012
7:00 pm
&
2:00 am
TRAV Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern - New Orleans Andrew makes a trip to the Big Easy where the food and the culture are a mix of Southern tradition and modern influence; includes a segment with trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, and clips from a second line with To Be Continued Brass Band (photos) - rerun
1:00 am WYES 12 Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. #101 as children growing up in New Orleans, Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis found a deep and abiding friendship through their common love of jazz and of the city itself; this episode traces the turbulent and contradictory history of the city of New Orleans through the family stories of these two fascinating men

Tuesday - March 27, 2012
5:00 pm BET 106 & Park Dawn Richard celebrates the release of her new EP
3:00 am WYES 12 Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. #101 as children growing up in New Orleans, Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis found a deep and abiding friendship through their common love of jazz and of the city itself; this episode traces the turbulent and contradictory history of the city of New Orleans through the family stories of these two fascinating men

Wednesday - March 28, 2012
7:00 pm FOX American Idol the nine remaining finalists perform, including Joshua Ledet from Westlake, Louisiana; finalists will perform songs from their own Idols
9:30 pm TCM The Cincinnati Kid (1965) Steve McQueen plays a cardsharp who challenges the New Orleans stud poker king (Edward G. Robinson) to the game of the century in this winner-take-all classic; Ann-Margret & Cab Calloway also star; look for several local jazz scenes, e.g. Eureka Brass Band, Olympia Brass Band, Preservation Hall w/ Sweet Emma Barrett, George Lewis, Punch Miller, etc.

Thursday - March 29, 2012
7:00 pm FOX American Idol - Results Show tune in to see if Joshua Ledet survives the cut; Nicki Minaj will perform her hit "Starships" and Season 10 Idol winner Scotty McCreery will return to perform his newest single, "Water Tower Town"
10:00 pm TBS Conan Christian Slater; Eliza Coupe; musical guest Galactic with Soul Rebels Brass Band, Corey Glover and Corey Henry (performing "Hey Na Na")

Friday - March 30, 2012
7:00 am CBS /
WUPL
CBS This Morning preview of the Academy of Country Music Awards; plus, CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis on the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans

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