Harry Comes Home
Two weeks ago Harry Connick, Jr. ’85 returned home. Home, as in his hometown of New Orleans. And home, as in his alma mater, Jesuit High School. This week’s episodes of Harry’s daytime talk show Harry are featuring segments of his visit to the Crescent City, each a look at one element of his beloved hometown. Monday’s installment focused on Harry’s favorite food locations, including Camellia Grill and Dooky Chase’s. Tuesday’s show featured Harry’s return to the music venues he played in as youngster such as Preservation Hall.
In today’s show we see Harry back at Carrollton and Banks. The segment opens with Harry in front of the iconic front doors on Carrollton Ave. welcoming his audience to join him on a nostalgic tour of his high school. Harry walks the halls reminiscing of his experiences as a Blue Jay in the classroom, on the stage with the Phils, and under the Resource Center as a lunch-time performer entertaining his school mates. We see Harry engaging today’s Blue Jays and meeting Jesuit’s new president, Fr. Christopher Fronk, S.J.
Of course, Harry is a multi-talented entertainer who has won numerous awards including three Grammy’s and two Emmy’s. Harry has used his bounty to assist the less fortunate especially in the area of housing. Through the years, Harry has been a tireless supporter of Habitat for Humanity. After Katrina, Harry joined with his friend Branford Marsalis to create the Musicians Village in the Upper Ninth Ward to provide housing for displaced musicians and other citizens.
Welcome home, Harry.
Harry airs at 2:00 PM and 10:30 PM on Fox 8.