Program to show pomp, pageantry of Rex, Comus

The pomp and pageantry of the Rex Ball and the meeting of the courts of Rex and Comus in New Orleans will air Tuesday on LPB2 (cable Channel 122) in Baton Rouge and on WYES, Channel 12 (cable Channel 12) in New Orleans.

LPB2’s coverage will start at 9 p.m., while WYES will begin airing the Carnival finale at 7:30 p.m.

Peggy Scott Laborde, Errol Laborde, and Dr. Stephen Hales, a Rex Organization official and krewe archivist, will be hosts for the program.

Features will include Carnival 50 and 100 years ago, a vignette on early Rex float designers Cornelia Bower Alexander and Louis Fischer; a tour of the Rex King’s Room; and an interview with the 2014 Queen of Comus, along with segments on the 2014 Queen and King of Carnival (Rex).

The show will air live from the Sheraton and Marriott hotels in downtown New Orleans.