Nola.com is reporting that “State of the Union with Candy Crowley” will originate from New Orleans this Sunday (April 11). The program will arrive in town earlier in the week to cover the Southern Republican Leadership Council. The conference will be attended by 2,500 to 3,500 people and will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from April 8-10.
A tie in to the premiere of “Treme,” a new drama from CNN’s Time Warner corporate cousin HBO, is also rumored to be in the works for SOTU on Sunday.Treme is new HBO drama series that takes place three months after Hurricane Katrina. It follows the lives of residents of NOLA, including musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and others as they try to rebuild their lives, their homes and their unique culture in the aftermath of the hurricane. The series is scheduled to premiere April 11th on HBO. To read more about this series here's a link to its HBO homepage.