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Mardi Gras (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-03-02

Duration: 00:05:52

Subjects: MARDI GRAS | PARADES | JAZZ FUNERALS | ACADIAN VILLAGE | New Orleans Police Department | Courir de Mardi Gras | Cajun music | Strikes


  • George, Beth Host


This segment from the March 2, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the scaled down Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, including a jazz funeral, due to the strike by the New Orleans Police Department. This report also includes footage of the “Courir de Mardi Gras” celebration at the Acadian Village in Lafayette. Host: Beth George