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This series of interviews profiles folks who fervently support the arts, frequently with minimal acknowledgment, as they contribute to the creative product

The Work of Art: John Dooley, Fair Grounds Announcer

Horse racing returned to New Orleans yesterday at the Fair Grounds Racecourse. Veteran announcer John G. Dooley is the Big Easy oval to be the voice of the Fair Grounds, a position he has held for over 15 years. On the Work of Art today, John joins us to talk about his art - and a lifelong profession as an announcer for the sports industry.

This program originally aired November 29, 2019. Support for The Work of Art is provided by The Helis Foundation.

Karl Lengel has worked in the lively arts as an actor, announcer, manager, director, administrator and teacher. In broadcast, he has accumulated over two decades of on-air experience and is currently WWNO’s anchor for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a host for “Louisiana Considered”. He holds a BS in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and an MFA in Film and Theatre from the University of New Orleans.

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