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Cholera Update (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-10-13

Duration: 00:09:13

Subjects: Health | Cholera | Louisiana. Department of Health and Human Resources | Crabs | United States. Food and Drug Administration | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Deshotels, John Interviewee
  • Benoit, Clifford Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Cherry, William Speaker
  • Larson, Alworth Speaker


This segment from the October 13, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an update on the cholera outbreak in Vermilion Parish, including the closing of a 10-mile stretch of the old Intercoastal Canal in the parish after it tested positive for the cholera bacteria, the Health Department taking more samples in the area, and Governor Edwin Edwards meeting with concerned fishermen as the continued ban on the interstate shipment of crabs by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) negatively effects the seafood industry. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome