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National Media Eyes - Thursday, October 11, 2012

National Media Eyes Iberia Chamber of Commerce's World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off

NEW IBERIA, LA- National media eyes the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce's World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off happening on Main Street in New Iberia this weekend, October 12th – 14th.

Candace Brooks representing the Anderson Cooper Live television program will be on site all day Sunday for the World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off. The show airs live four days a week from its new studio at the CBS Broadcast Center in NYC. "Anderson Live” is a topically driven and interactive talk show at the forefront of breaking news and trends, with Anderson interviewing the people America is talking about. From newsmakers and A-list celebrities to real people and pop culture stars, "Anderson Live” is on the pulse of what viewers are interested in -- bringing them the stories that matter, as they're happening.

"Anderson Live" is the only show that enables viewers to interact throughout the show via Skype, Twitter, text and email. Anderson responds to viewers' comments in real time allowing the audience to not only watch the show but be a part of it, transforming news and pop culture stories into water-cooler conversations.

YAHOO! will also be at the World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off with Allison Fishman, of Blue Ribbon Hunter. Blue Ribbon Hunter is a travel/food series hosted by chef, cookbook author, and TV show host Allison Fishman and it is currently the 11th most viewed online video series according to ComScore. Their episodes get up to 1.4 million views and they have filmed food events countrywide from New York to Hawaii.

Additionally, last year's amateur gumbo winners are featured in the October 2012 issue of the FoodNetwork magazine.

For more information on the 23rd World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off or for the event schedule, visit or call Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce at (337) 364-1836.


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