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Tourism in Ouachita Parish (1986)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-05-25

Duration: 00:20:29

Subjects: Tourism | Theater


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Garrett, Chris Interviewee
  • Burns, James Interviewee


This segment from the May 25, 1986, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s visit to a convention sponsored by the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau in Metairie, Louisiana. He interviews Chris Garrett, the director of the MWMCVB, who discusses: the importance of National Tourism Week; the economic impact of the tourism industry in Louisiana; their convention in Metairie; and the major attractions in Ouachita Parish, including the Apocalypse Passion Play. Hinton also interviews James Burns, the producer of the play. Lastly, he presents several scenes from the passion play.