LOS ANGELES (broadwayworld.com) — Emmy-nominated TV host Laura McKenzie will present a one-hour primetime special “Laura McKenzie’s Traveler-Armenia” in honor of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, airing April 23 in major U.S. markets, including KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles.

In the new primetime special, Laura gives a firsthand account of her explorations through Armenia, including destinations like the capital city of Yerevan, Tsitsernakaberd: The Genocide Museum and Memorial, the ancient Temple of Garni, and the Monastery of Tatev, featuring the longest gondola ride in the world. She also discovers local markets, learns to make ethnic cuisine, and tries her hand at the ancient art of carpet weaving. While there, she gets a personal account of the dismal conditions during the war years in Yerevan by the famed international conductor, Maestro George Pehlivanian.

“Armenia was a total surprise to me. I was not expecting it to be so incredibly fascinating, not only for ancient sites and natural beauty, but for the friendliness of the people,” Laura said. “Armenians love Americans and their hospitality is genuine.”

Laura McKenzie is the number one television travel expert in the country. She has received dozens of awards including two Emmy nominations and a Gracie Award for her Syndicated television series, “Laura McKenzie’s Traveler.” She’s written and produced 42 home videos on travel and appears on national talk shows as a travel expert. She co-hosted “World’s Funniest Moments” and 10 seasons of “American Adventurer” with Erik Estrada and is the permanent co-host of the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.

She is also a contributing writer for “USA Weekend Magazine” and won the “Video of the Decade” award from Billboard Magazine for “Laura McKenzie’s Travel Tips-Hawaii,” distributed by Republic Pictures, broadcast on the Travel Channel and Discovery.

“Laura McKenzie’s Traveler,” the number one travel show on broadcast television, will air the special locally in all major markets across the US, including: Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, and more. Check local listings for more information!

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