Super Bowl 2013

Super Bowl XLVII
5:54 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee Welcome

James Carville, Mary Matalin, Jay Cicero, Rita Benson LeBlanc and Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Jason Saul WWNO

As excitement over Super Bowl XLVII builds here in the Crescent City, Mayor Mitch Landrieu sat down with a who’s-who of New Orleans sports executives this afternoon to welcome the media to New Orleans, and to showcase the progress the city has made since Hurricane Katrina.

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Super Bowl XLVII
5:14 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Join WWNO for Special Super Bowl Coverage, and Poppy Tooker on CBSNews Sunday Morning

Wynton Marsalis and Poppy Tooker.

This week New Orleans hosts the biggest sporting event of the year when the San Francisco 49ers come to compete against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. The festivities have already begun in downtown New Orleans, and WWNO is keeping tabs on Super Bowl events past and present with daily segments.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

From Boots to Pedicabs

Sal Palmisano of NOLA Pedicabs and Peter Ricchiuti.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

New Orleans' once most-hated-man gets on his bike!

Sal Palmisano was New Orleans' Enemy Number One when he came up with the brilliant business plan to boot drivers’ questionably-parked cars.

Today he is the pioneer of a whole new set of wheels: NOLA Pedicabs.

Kansas City Chiefs 23, Minnesota Vikings 7
10:49 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Super Bowl Memories: SB IV

As New Orleans prepares to host its tenth Super Bowl, Jacob Mayer is taking a look back at the city's rich Super Bowl history. Stay tuned to Morning Edition and All Things Considered all this week for stories from the Big Game.

On an overcast January day in New Orleans in 1970, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 in the fourth annual AFL-NFL World Championship Game, better known as Super Bowl IV.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Loyola Avenue Streetcar Line Debuts

The new Loyola Ave. streetcar on Friday. The line will be officially launched today.

Celebration planned for new streetcar line.

Federal and city officials will gather at the Union Passenger Terminal today to kick off service on the new Loyola Avenue streetcar line. Special stops are planned along the mile-and-a-half route.

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5:00 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Celebrating Super Bowl XLVII… and Goodell

Writer Brett Will Taylor

To paraphrase Dr. John, such a weekend!

From the Westbank to New Orleans to Slidell, Carnival officially kicked into high gear these past few days as 19 krewes rolled, celebrating everything from lions and dogs, to Wookies and Greek gods… even Mona Lisa & Moon Pies.

But, now it stops. For nine days. Because the Super Bowl is coming to town. I’d rather have Santa Claus.

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11:47 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Early Crawfish Crop Encouraging After Two Lean Years

After two lean years caused by summer drought and winter cold, it looks as if there will be plenty of crawfish for Super Bowl Sunday — one of the biggest days of the year for Louisiana's crawfish dealers.

Last year's wetter summer and a relatively warm and wet winter are boosting the early crop for a season that peaks in April and May. January downpours that flooded crawfish ponds will dent the total, but those in the business call it the best early season in years.

Super Bowl XLVII
11:43 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Stevie Wonder to Perform in New Orleans

Stevie Wonder is the latest in a parade of entertainers heading to New Orleans Super Bowl weekend.

The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame singer is headlining an outdoor concert near the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel on Feb. 2, the evening preceding the big game.

A spokeswoman for the event said Friday Bud Light is sponsoring the concert, which will include performances by Texas blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and others.

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Super Bowl XLVII
5:55 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

ALCU Sues to Block Super Bowl "Clean Zone"

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana is suing to block the city of New Orleans from maintaining a so-called "clean zone" where the use of banners, signs and flags will be restricted during Super Bowl festivities.

The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit Thursday on behalf of an activist and a street preacher who claim the city's enforcement of a new ordinance and a code enforcement guide will trample on their free speech rights and limit their activities in the days leading up to the Feb. 3 game.

Super Bowl XLVII
5:52 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

DOTD: No Lane Closures During 'Super Gras'

Because of the magnitude of special events surrounding Super Bowl and a full slate of parades associated with New Orleans' carnival season, state transportation officials say they are suspending lane closures on all bridges, freeways, expressways and arterial roadways near those activities.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says the suspension will be in place form 8 a.m. Friday through 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.