Luke Lemanski, of New Orleans, wearing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick shirt, walks on stilts and greets football fans along Super Bowl
Luke Lemanski, of New Orleans, wearing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick shirt, walks on stilts and greets football fans along Super Bowl XLVII Boulevard at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans, La., on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. The 49ers play the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Feb. 3. (Jane Tyska / Bay Area News Group)
The city has come a long way since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when the Superdome was used as a community triage. This is the city's first Super Bowl since 2002, and since then it has hosted a BCS title game, an NCAA basketball Final Four and an NBA All-Star game. CBS has an hourlong show airing today at 9 a.m. hosted by musician Wynton Marsalis to celebrate the Crescent City's recovery in "New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll."

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More reasons to watch:
1. Commercial appeal
2. New Orleans comeback continues
3. The Beyonce factor
4. Crazy prop bets
5. Don't care?


Multimedia package compiled by Gina Dvorak, Digital News Director