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Mardi Gras Alternatives (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-02-11

Duration: 00:07:58

Subjects: Holidays | MARDI GRAS | Economy | Recessions


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Gianna, Beverly Interviewee
  • Boyt, Joe Interviewee
  • Spitzer, Nick Interviewee


This segment from the February 11, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the impact of the economic recession on the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans and the growth of alternative Mardi Gras celebrations in smaller communities throughout Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, including Denham Springs in Livingston Parish. Host: Beth George