News Channel 5's Down Home Louisiana

News Channel 5's Down Home Louisiana Down Home Louisiana spotlights the places and faces that make the Pelican state unique.It is hosted by Mark Klein.
Down Home Louisiana spotlights the places and faces that make the Pelican state unique.It is hosted by Mark Klein. It airs on KALB News Channel 5 on Thursday mornings during Jambalaya and the Midday show, Saturday mornings at 7:25am during the Today Show and Sunday nights during the 10:00 p.m. Weekend Edition newscast.

Down Home Louisiana spotlights the places and faces that make the Pelican state unique.It is hosted by Mark Klein. It airs on KALB News Channel 5 on Thursday mornings during Jambalaya and the Midday show, Saturday mornings at 7:25am during the Today Show and Sunday nights during the 10:00 p.m. Weekend Edition newscast.

This is the story of neighbors who refuse to be washed away and total strangers who made all the difference. This is why...
08/25/2016
Down Home LA: People of the Flood

This is the story of neighbors who refuse to be washed away and total strangers who made all the difference. This is why we're proud to be from Louisiana.

You've seen the statistics: 60,000 homes damaged in the Louisiana Floods. However, in order to truly understand the level of devastation in South Louisiana, you have to add names to those numbers.

10/08/2015
Down Home LA: CM Farms

Looking for family-friendly fun this Fall? Check out CM Farms on Down Home Louisiana! #KALB5

Listening to the wind blow through the corn, can almost make you get lost in the moment. Then again, getting lost is the point of a corn maze.

He's the first one at work and the last to leave. He's always smiling and a pretty good whistler. Say hello to "The Main...
10/01/2015
Down Home LA: The Maintenance King

He's the first one at work and the last to leave. He's always smiling and a pretty good whistler. Say hello to "The Maintenance King" on Down Home Louisiana #KALB5

At 77 years old, most people have already retired, but one Cenla man is still in his prime. Mark Klein introduces us to 'The Maintenance King' in this week’s edition of Down Home Louisiana.

09/17/2015
Down Home LA: Sonic Wins the Gold!

Did you know the best Sonic in the country is in Down Home Louisiana? #KALB5

Did you know the best Sonic in the country is in Down Home Louisiana?

Have you ever wondered who's on the other end of the most popular telephone number? Check out this week's Down Home LA t...
09/10/2015
Down Home Louisiana: Who answers 911?

Have you ever wondered who's on the other end of the most popular telephone number? Check out this week's Down Home LA to meet the faces behind the voice of 911 #KALB5

Do you know who's on the other end of the call?

09/03/2015
Down Home Louisiana: 2 Reign Catering

2 Reign Catering LLC: Fresh PoBoys, Fried Ribs and more! You've got to check out this Down Home LA restaurant #KALB5

A Cenla business offering New Orleans Cuisine is cooking up a storm!

09/02/2015

If you live in Cenla, watch Down Home LA before you make lunch plans tomorrow. Trust me, you don't want to miss the show tomorrow morning! #KALB5

We all know the pelican state  is a "Sportsman's Paradise," but did you know that "America's Best Bass Fishing Lake is i...
08/20/2015
Down Home Louisiana: America's Best Bass Fishing

We all know the pelican state is a "Sportsman's Paradise," but did you know that "America's Best Bass Fishing Lake is in Down Home Louisiana? Thanks to BASSmaster Magazine for naming Toledo Bend Lake Country the best in the country!

Planning a fishing trip? The 'Best Bass Fishing Lake in America' is in Down Home Louisiana!

Country star Mickey Gilley came to Down Home Louisiana to help save a Ferriday landmark. He's also trying out for the Sh...
08/06/2015
Down Home Louisiana: Mickey Gilley

Country star Mickey Gilley came to Down Home Louisiana to help save a Ferriday landmark. He's also trying out for the Sheriff's Office... You won't believe what his first "act of law" is!

Mark Klein sits down with country star Mickey Gilley, who's in Down Home Louisiana helping Ferriday's Delta Music Museum.

07/16/2015
Down Home Louisiana: Livin' Like Hendrix

This week's Down Home Louisiana takes us into a Day in the Life of Hendrix Ebert. Check out the video and see what "Livin' Like Hendrix" is all about! #KALB5

Mark Klein travels to Forest Hill to take us into a 'Day in the Life of Hendrix Ebert.'

Check out our Down Home Louisiana Summer Special. It debuts on Friday, July 3 at 5pm on KALB News Channel 5. If you're a...
07/02/2015

Check out our Down Home Louisiana Summer Special. It debuts on Friday, July 3 at 5pm on KALB News Channel 5. If you're away from the TV, set your DVR as we take you to see the places and faces that make our state unique! Happy 4th of July Weekend, everyone!

07/02/2015
Down Home Louisiana: Smoked Meat Festival

This was the most delicious story we've ever told. Check out this must-stop for Cajun food in Evangeline Parish #KALB5

Mark Klein takes us to a must-stop for Cajun food in Evangeline Parish.

06/18/2015
Down Home Louisiana: Archery Inspiration

Check out the story of an inspirational archer. You're not going to believe this!

He's making a name for himself in the field of archery. Mark Klein introduces us to a determined young man who's inspirational story is unbelievable in this week's Down Home Louisiana.

Son of a gun we're gonna have big fun on the bayou! Check out the Cottonport bayou, a great place to go fishing with the...
06/11/2015
Down Home Louisiana: Cottonport Fishing

Son of a gun we're gonna have big fun on the bayou! Check out the Cottonport bayou, a great place to go fishing with the whole family, on this week's Down Home Louisiana!

Mark Klein visits the fisherman on the Cottonport bayou on this week's Down Home Louisiana.

06/04/2015
Down Home Louisiana: Food Network Star

Meet Jay Ducote: Food Lover, Blogger and Chef. Now Jay is representing Louisiana on "Food's Biggest Stage!"

Down Home Louisiana spotlights Jay Ducote - a food blogger who is representing Louisiana on 'Food's Biggest Stage!'

05/14/2015
Down Home Louisiana: Cane River Music

Where else can you hear zydeo, cajun, blues and 1800's minstrel music all in the same place? Only in Down Home Louisiana #KALB5

Mark Klein profiles the wide variety of music along the Cane River in Down Home Louisiana.

05/08/2015

Check out our new promo featuring some of our favorite stories! You never know who you'll meet in Down Home Louisiana! #KALB5

News Channel 5's Down Home Louisiana's cover photo
05/07/2015

News Channel 5's Down Home Louisiana's cover photo

Want to learn to fly? You won't believe what Mark found in Down Home Louisiana! http://bit.ly/1GRk89O
05/07/2015

Want to learn to fly? You won't believe what Mark found in Down Home Louisiana! http://bit.ly/1GRk89O

It's a gathering designed with grilling in mind. The special competition also benefits high school seniors who are plann...
05/03/2015
Down Home Louisiana - Grilling for Grads

It's a gathering designed with grilling in mind. The special competition also benefits high school seniors who are planning for the future. News Channel 5's "Down Home Louisiana" was on hand for all the festivities.

Down Home Louisiana - Grilling for Grads

04/09/2015
Down Home Louisiana: When All is Lost

Down Home Louisiana spotlights When All is Lost, a local band of young musicians! Check them out at the House of Blues in New Orleans on April 14th.

Down Home Louisiana: When All is Lost

A local band is preparing for a huge show! The details on tomorrow's Down Home Louisiana.
04/08/2015

A local band is preparing for a huge show! The details on tomorrow's Down Home Louisiana.

A 30-minute special "Down Home Louisiana Christmas" will air at 12 noon Christmas Day on KALB News Channel 5. It will al...
12/24/2014

A 30-minute special "Down Home Louisiana Christmas" will air at 12 noon Christmas Day on KALB News Channel 5. It will also air at 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 26 on CBS 2 Alexandria. Tune in or set your DVR to watch this special program. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Happy Birthday wishes to KALB News Channel 5 "Down Home Louisiana's" Mark Klein who is celebrating his birthday today, D...
12/22/2014

Happy Birthday wishes to KALB News Channel 5 "Down Home Louisiana's" Mark Klein who is celebrating his birthday today, Dec. 22!

Congratulations to "Down Home Louisiana's" Mark Klein on his engagement!
12/05/2014

Congratulations to "Down Home Louisiana's" Mark Klein on his engagement!

Truly a Cenla love story to be shared. Our very own Mark Klein and former part-time web producer Miranda Quartemont got engaged last night under the Christmas lights!

Our family here at the station just got more awesome. Congrats, guys! Now the big question is, what side do the 50+ of us sit on?

An encore presentation of our 30 minute "Down Home Louisiana" special will air this morning (Sunday) at 11:00am on KALB ...
08/31/2014

An encore presentation of our 30 minute "Down Home Louisiana" special will air this morning (Sunday) at 11:00am on KALB News Channel 5. Have a great Labor Day weekend!

08/14/2014

Our next segment of Down Home Louisiana will be music to your ears! Tune in Thursday morning during News Channel 5`s Jambalaya, Midday, Saturday at 7:25am and during News Channel 5`s Weekend Edition on Sunday night at 10 p.m.

07/18/2014
Down Home Louisiana

News Channel 5's Down Home Louisiana was featured on KALB's Good Day Cenla including an interview with Mark Klein about the segment and the prestigious Louisiana Associated Press Broadcasters award that it won! Down Home Louisiana won 1st place "Best Feature!" Congrats to Mark Klein and Keith Lawrence Weiss KALB News Channel 5's News Director!

This segment of Down Home Louisiana highlights KLIL Radio, a local station in Avoyelles Parish and it's unique sound. Featuring the wonderful Louis Coco and all his talents.

07/15/2014

Congratulations to all the Crew of Down Home Louisiana for bringing home a 2014 1st Place Louisiana Associated Press Broadcasters Award for "Best Feature!" We are so proud of you!--Keep up the great work boys!

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