On Thursday, January 31st, Devon Walsh of WKRG-TV traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana to interview Charlie Rose, Gayle King, and Norah O'Donnell, the hosts of "CBS This Morning", for a series of segments her station was producing for local newscasts scheduled for the calendar week of Monday, February 4th. The hosts had just arrived in New Orleans to present live segments from there for "CBS This Morning" on January 31st, Friday, February 1st, and Saturday, February 2nd as part of CBS' special programming about activities related to the 47th Super Bowl game scheduled to be held in New Orleans on Sunday, February 3rd.
While Devon Walsh was on her way to New Orleans, a message was posted onto her professional Facebook page asking visitors of the page what they would like her to ask the hosts during the interviews. After she returned home from New Orleans, images of herself and the hosts on the set used to produce "CBS This Morning" in New Orleans were posted onto the Facebook page.
Devon Walsh talked about her trip to New Orleans during the local morning news program WKRG-TV produced on Friday, February 1st along with her conversations with the hosts of "CBS This Morning" and described some of the images that were posted onto her professional Facebook page. She also mentioned the station's plan to broadcast her interviews with the hosts during local newscasts scheduled for the next calendar week.
Devon Walsh said she learned the hosts of "CBS This Morning" did not know Mobile was where Carnival celebrations (or "Mardi Gras" as she called it, even though it means "Fat Tuesday" when translated from French to English) were first introduced in the United States until she asked them whether they knew or not. She also said she learned Gayle King had a connection to Alabama through her papa since he was born in Birmingham, Alabama.
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