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At a special screening Monday of the 30-minute program "Tragedy to Triumph: The Musical Bridge Between New Orleans and Japan," host Eric Paulsen thanks those who made the production possible. The program chronicles the trip made by young New Orleans musicians to Japan, funded in part by the Tipitina's Foundation. The cultural exchange program was designed to thank the Japanese for their help rebuilding local school music programs after Hurricane Katrina, while helping lift the spirits - through music - of those who lost loved ones and property in the Japan earthquake and tsunami. The program airs tonight at 6:30 p.m. on WWL-TV Channel 4.