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New Orleans Prepares for World’s Fair (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-06

Duration: 00:09:19

Subjects: Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.) | Economy | Tourism


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Brandt, James Interviewee
  • Weinmann, John Giffen Interviewee
  • Romig, Mark Interviewee
  • Nathan, Jeanne Interviewee


This segment from the January 6, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the preparations in New Orleans for the 1984 World’s Fair, which opens on May 12, 1984. This report covers the construction of the 82-acre site, the potential economic impact of the event, the participating countries, and the efforts to publicize the fair around the world. Johnson interviews: Jim Brandt, the Vice President of Planning; John Giffen Weinmann, the U.S. Commissioner General; Mark Romig, the Director of Protocol; and Jeanne Nathan, the Director of Publicity. Host: Beth Courtney