Cox4 is kicking off “Game of the Week’s” 15th year Friday, Aug. 28.
“Cox 4 is proud to continue our great tradition of live high school football,” said Jason Furrate, director of programming and production for Cox4. “Besides all the fun and thrills these games provide, we get to watch these coaches instill valuable lessons within our young people. These incredible players and coaches do not always get the recognition they deserve and with ‘Game of the Week,’ we get to do just that: lift up these amazing athletes and their inspiring coaches.”
“Game of the Week” will broadcast live in Cox’s Acadiana, Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets. The statewide “Pregame Show” will start at 6:30 p.m. with kickoff at 7 p.m. each Friday through the season. “Game of the Week” will include the Live Oak Jamboree, 10 regular season games, plus four playoff games over the 15 weeks.
The broadcast teams, which give the play-by-play, color analysis and sideline reporting, will be specific to each market. In Baton Rouge, the crew will be Jeff Palermo, Jason DeCuir and Jessica Province; in Acadiana, Joel Davis, Troy LeBoeuf and Lara Ashley, and in New Orleans, Garrett Walvoord, Marlon Favorite and Haley Asaro.
In Baton Rouge, the schedule includes: Aug. 28, Live Oak Jamboree: Sept. 4, Parkview at Catholic; Sept. 11, U-High at Southern Lab; Sept. 1.8, Plaquemine at St. Thomas More; Sept. 25, St. Amant at Woodlawn; Oct. 2, St. Michael at Denham Springs; Oct. 9, Scotlandville at Zachary; Oct. 16, Parkview at U-High; Oct. 23, Port Allen at Brusly; Oct. 30, Madison Prep at Episcopal; and Nov. 6, Catholic High at McKinley.
In Acadiana, it’s: Aug. 28, Live Oak Jamboree; Sept. 4, New Iberia at Breaux Bridge; Sept. 11, Patterson at Hahnville; Sept. 18, Plaquemine at St. Thomas More; Sept. 25, E.D. White at Kaplan; Oct., 2, Sulphur at Acadiana; Oct. 9, Barbe at Lafayette; Oct. 16, Cecilia at Westgate; Oct. 23, Carencro at Northside; Oct. 30, Teurlings Catholic at Carencro; and Nov. 6, Catholic New Iberia at Notre Dame.
New Orleans games include: Aug. 28, Live Oak Jamboree; Sept. 4, John Curtis at Landry Walker; Sept. 11, Patterson at Hahnville; Sept. 18, John Ehret at Destrehan; Sept. 25, Lusher Charter at De La Salle; Oct. 2, Helen Cox at West Jeff; Oct. 9, Rummel at Holy Cross; Oct. 16, St. Aug. at John Curtis; Oct. 23, East Jeff at West Jeff; Oct. 30, Archbishop Shaw at Brother Martin; and Nov. 6, Mandeville at Covington.
Playoff games will air Nov. 13-Dec. 4.
Several games will simulcast live on Charter Cable. Check your local listings.
Binge on ‘The Knick’
The Emmy-nominated first season of Cinemax’s “The Knick” is in the midst of a 10-week airing on HBO digital platforms including HBO Now.
The series, directed by Baton Rouge native Steven Soderbergh, debuts its second season Oct. 16.
In addition to HBO Now, the edgy drama is airing on HBO Go and HBO OnDemand, as well as online affiliate portals. Non-HBO and Cinemax subscribers can catch up on season one during a free trial period offered on HBO Now. Also, HBO2 will present a marathon of the entire 10-episode first season starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 10. “The Knick” was recently nominated for five Emmys, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
Helmed by Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen as the brilliant but emotionally tortured surgeon Dr. John W. Thackery, the upcoming second season, set in 1901, finds the staff of the Knick in turmoil as they prepare for the hospital to be shuttered in favor of a new building uptown.
“In this world of corruption, invention and progress, everyone is searching for the new path that will help him or her survive. Whether it’s a path toward justice, freedom, love or just plain survival, nothing comes easy,” a news release says.
LDMA and hurricanes
This month, The Louisiana Digital Media Archive, run by Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the Secretary of State’s Office, is looking back at storms that have been significant to the state.
Featured videos include stories LPB has aired on hurricanes Katrina and Rita on “Louisiana: The State We’re In” and “Louisiana Public Square.” In addition, view clips from hurricanes Audrey (1957), Betsy (1965), Camille (1969), Gustav (2008), Ike (2008), and Isaac (2012). Visitors to the site can also view four documentaries in their entirety — “Washing Away: Losing Louisiana,” “Washing Away: After the Storms,” “Surviving the Storm” and “Katrina’s Smallest Victims,” on the LDMA website a ladigitalmedia.org.
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