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Mardi Gras House Floats (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-01-22

Duration: 00:04:18

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | MARDI GRAS | Krewe of Red Beans


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Orosvia, Maghan Interviewee
  • Thomas, Caroline Interviewee
  • De Wulf, Devin Interviewee
  • Elsensohn, Rachel Interviewee


This segment from the January 22, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the Krewe of Red Beans’ Hire a Mardi Gras Artist project to create Mardi Gras house floats in New Orleans following the cancellation of all parades due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. She interviews: Maghan Orosvia, the chief operation officer at Mignon Faget; Caroline Thomas, Mardi Gras artist; Devin De Wulf, founder of the Krewe of Red Beans; and Rachel Elsensohn, the owner of the Float Rental Company.