Retired firefighter’s hilarious obituary goes viral

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William Ziegler, a former firefighter with the New Orleans Fire Department, left the world with a bang a couple of weeks ago thanks to his colorful obituary.

In-depth: The best #WrongScottWalker ever

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I expected a few misdirected, angry tweets targeting me, the wrong Scott Walker, but last night was unlike any other for me on social media.

WDSU staff up for 21 Press Club awards

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The winners will be announced July 9 at the Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala.

‘GLEASON’ trailer released; film opens locally July 29

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The eye-opening film will play in New Orleans at Canal Place and The Palace in Elmwood.

Steve Gleason stories honored with Murrow, National Headliner and Gabriel awards

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When I set out to do a couple of stories on former Saint Steve Gleason’s battle with ALS, the ultimate goal was never about winning awards.

The Mobile Leprechaun turns 10! Here’s the annual backstory…

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Wow. Has it really been 10 years since the legend of the Mobile Leprechaun was born?

Steve Gleason: The Journey

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The 30-minute special that aired on WDSU-TV (video inside) includes footage and interviews with Scott Fujita, Drew and Brittany Brees, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Steve and Michel Gleason and more.

Steve Gleason: From ALS diagnosis to the Sundance Film Festival

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A 30-minute special on Gleason’s trek to Sundance will air on WDSU Feb. 29.  

Our final story from Sundance: ‘GLEASON’ debut packs in 500+ people

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Steve Gleason’s film debuted on January 23rd at the Sundance Film Festival. The premiere was sold out for weeks and the reviews have been outstanding.

Video: Steve Gleason on the red carpet at the Sundance premiere of ‘GLEASON’

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees and former Saints Scott Fujita and Eric Johnson joined Steve at the red carpet event in Park City, Utah.

In his own words: Steve Gleason talks about his new film the night before its premiere at Sundance

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This video is from the private screening and party we attended last Friday night at Victory Ranch, about 30 miles outside of Park City, Utah. ‘GLEASON’ made its world premiere the next morning at the Sundance Film Festival.

Denver, Salt Lake City, Park City and Sundance: thoughts after a long day

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Salt Lake City, Utah — 15 hours and roughly 1,500 miles traveled. The day started out bumpy when WDSU chief photographer Megan Mackel and I arrived at the airport and found out our plane tickets didn’t exist. After an hour at the check-in counter and amazing help by a Southwest ticket agent named Susan, we […]

The Saints introduced head coach Sean Payton 10 years ago today, launching the trek to Super Bowl XLIV

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Sean Payton was 42 years old when he was introduced as the 14th head coach in New Orleans Saints history on Jan. 19, 2006. He was a former offensive coordinator with the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys, an up-and-coming assistant who a lot of teams had on their radar. Despite the city still recovering from […]

Vintage commercials: Archie and Peyton, Showbiz Pizza and the Superdome

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How great are these old commercials? My best guess is that these aired in the mid-1980s, probably around 1986. Who didn’t have a birthday party at Showbiz Pizza growing up? It was located on Veterans Blvd., near David Drive in Metairie. I grew up on Academy Drive, so it was an easy haul from my house. We […]

Video: Taking Fletcher Mackel to task for his column on Sean Payton’s future

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WDSU sports anchor Fletcher Mackel and I stand squarely on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to Sean Payton’s future with the Saints, but I’m definitely on the right side. In case you missed it, here’s Fletcher’s column. We planned to conduct this “debate” in about two minutes, but we got a little carried away and […]